Gregory Soon, Certified Personal Trainer, Aikido Master Instructor
Physical Fitness is Essential to a Healthy and Pain-Free Life:
Gregory offers private, personalized training for Health and Fitness, Fat-loss, Strength Development, Corrective Exercise, and Athletic Performance Enhancement.
Gregory Offers Customized, Goals-Oriented 4 to 8 week Training Programs based on Your Specific Training Goals and Athletic needs.
Martial Arts Training: Gregory Soon offers private lessons in Aikido, Self-Defense (based on Boxing, Wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu), Striking, Joint-locks, Throws and Submission techniques.
To Book Sessions:
112 West 27th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
New York, NY 10001
Initial Fitness & Goals Assessment: $150
5 Training Sessions: $450
In this video I am working with a Heavy Bag and punching combinations (the jab, the right cross and the left hook) combined with footwork to generate the powerful movement needed in proper striking. Heavy bag work can be integrated into Aikido and Self-Defense training that I offer:
In this video I demonstrate a Barbell Hang Clean and Front Squat combination with a 185lbs. Barbell. Front Squats emphasize the quadriceps and the upper back. They require a more upright posture than a back squat, minimizing flexion in the lumbar spine and increasing core stabilization. Squatting builds stronger muscles that lead to increases in speed, power, and quickness for all types of sports:
In this video I demonstrate the Barbell Deadlift with 345lbs:
The Deadlift is a compound exercise, meaning it works every major muscle group in your body. Of All weightlifting exercises, the Deadlift is the true measure of strength. Knowing and performing the Deadlift properly is the key to maintaining core strength and preventing injuries. I will work with you to master the Deadlift: “The King of All Exercises”:
Gregory Soon’s Bio:
I began boxing at the age of 5, training with my father, who was an amateur boxing champion at the University of Rangoon in Burma. Throughout my childhood I trained in boxing, wrestling, and Judo. I began weight-training at the age of 12 and was the youngest member of Cordova Gym in Rancho Cordova, CA.
I began Aikido training in 1993 and was an Uchi Deshi (live-in disciple) of Seiichi Sugano Shihan and Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan, both of whom were uchi deshi of the founder of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba. In 1998 I was hired by New York Aikikai as Yamada Sensei’s personal uchi deshi. I began teaching Aikido at New York Aikikai in 1997 and began teaching Aikido and self-defense skills independently in 1999.
I have maintained my martial art and personal training practice on W. 27th Street in NYC since 2002.
I am also a competitive epee fencer. As a high school senior, I captained the fencing team at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts and studied with the Peter Westbrook Foundation. Out of a graduating class of over 500 seniors, I was awarded the Senior Class Athletic Achievement Award in 1994. I also trained at the Fencer’s Club and Salle Santelli from 1992-1994.
I am a member of Fencers Club (229 W 28th Street, NY, NY), where I study epee fencing with Master Coach Kornel Udvarhelyi.
I train clients at Moving Body Resources (112 W 27th Street).
I currently train at Equinox Flatiron (895 Broadway at 19th Street).
National Academy of Sports Medicine: Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist.