Gregory Soon, Certified Personal Trainer and Aikido Master Instructor
Gregory Soon offers private personalized training for Health and Fitness, Fat-loss, Strength Development, Corrective Exercise, 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 Schedule Sessions:
112 West 27th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
New York, NY 10001
Initial Fitness/Goals Assessment: $150
5 Training Sessions: $450
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) and have been a member of Equinox since 1991.
National Academy of Sports Medicine: Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist.