Greg Soon’s Kokyu Flow Aikido is a Martial Art class led by Greg Soon: The class is based around the philosophy and techniques of Aikido, a Japanese martial art. The class is non-competitive, promotes self-exploration and self-discovery, and is open to all men and women.
The purpose of the class is to develop a strong body and a strong mind that is free of the causes of stress that lead to injury, pain and dysfunction both physically and spiritually. Through the movements of Kokyu Flow Aikido you will train to develop cardiovascular health and to release mental and physical stress; in doing this you will develop a strong body and a strong spirit.
“Aikido, It’s a Lot Like Dancing: An Aikido Journey” is a book released in 1994 written by Terry Dobson Sensei, about his lessons learned through the Aikido experience. Greg Soon draws on his own experience of training for over 30 years in various martial art styles.
Greg began his Aikido training at age 16 in 1993 at New York Aikikai (142 West 18th Street, NYC), was an uchi deshi under Yoshimitsu Yamada and Seiichi Sugano Senseis and has been teaching Aikido since 1997. Greg has also been a student of styles including boxing, foil fencing, Judo, jiu-jitsu, Tai Chi and freestyle wrestling.
Each class is accompanied by a curated playlist of energizing music that will help you open up your breathing, engage your center, and enter the flow of movements you will be guided through.
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The class will introduce you to concepts integral to Aikido, including:
- Ukemi: Learning to roll and fall safely (to avoid injury).
- Developing a strong center.
- Developing your sense of timing and spacial awareness.
- Integrating your center into whole body movements.
- Using your Breath to develop stronger movement.
We Flow every Tuesday at 7:00 PM through December 2015
and Fridays at 6:30pm beginning in January 2016
Moving Body Resources
112 West 27th Street, 4th Floor (btwn 6th & 7th Avenues), New York, NY 10001
Registration is required:
Call (646) 209-5373 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Class: $20.00 / Students: $10.00 (must show student ID)
5 Class pass: $75.00 / Students: $50.00
Please Do: Wear loose workout clothing; Bring a water bottle (filtered water is available, you will break a sweat, please stay hydrated); Bring a towel.
Testimonials for Greg Soon:
“Gregory is an excellent instructor, working with individuals of all ages and physical types with instruction tailored to each individual’s abilities. His mastery of the craft is amazing and he successfully conveys his enthusiasm to his students.”
P. Hardy, New York, NY
“I have always respected the philosophy of self-defense by turning an opponents negative energy against them. This is a useful concept in the struggles of daily life and I have always wanted to develop those skills. Since I began taking Greg Soon’s Aikido classes, I feel I am on the right path. The skills that Greg can teach will be invaluable in developing a centered approach to life. To be able to fall down and get up again is not only a good workout in itself, but a good analog to life’s challenges and living a productive life. I highly recommend Greg’s class. He is an extremely knowledgeable and centered teacher that has allowed me to refine and test my abilities both physically and spiritually.”
L. Saffioti, Kew Gardens, NY
“Greg is a great martial arts teacher. I really enjoy training with him. He is patient, easygoing and has a good sense of humor; but he’s also specific with his instruction and serious in his aims. Taking his classes has definitely been worth my time because he teaches practical techniques of self-defense, drawing from a variety of martial arts, focusing on techniques that will actually help a person defend themselves on the street rather than spending time on antiquated traditional styles. At the same time, he integrates this with a lightly held, but deeply felt, spiritual understanding of how to use energy and intention, which has helped me to discover that I am much more powerful than I had realized before.”
S. O’Conner, Inwood, NY