Biography of Sonie Lasker
Sonie began her Martial Arts journey over 25 years ago. She truly began training in earnest, when she met World Champion, Kyoshi Donna Judge.
Under Kyoshi Judge’s tutelage Sonie began competing in local and State Martial Arts tournaments. Since 2004, Sonie Lasker has been bringing Florida State Championship titles to her home in Sarasota. In 2008 she won five NASKA (North American Sport Karate Association) National titles. Following this achievement, Sonie was recruited by the US Martial Arts Team and was nominated for the role of Team Captain.
During the 2009 World Martial Arts Games in Sydney, Australia Sonie broke a medal record with SIX individual gold medal wins for the US Team. She also won the World NASKA Sparring Title for 2009 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame as Competitor of the Year.
After working as an interpreter with the International KAPAP Federation and more specifically, with Sensei Avi Nardia, he assigned the position of Coordinator to Sonie.
At the 2010 Vegas Games in the USA, Sonie Lasker broke her own world record with EIGHT individual gold medals and one silver medal. That was 9 divisions of competition while taking care of her 90 member team. Following that, Sonie traveled to the WKA World Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland where she won a Bronze medal in Women’s LW Kickboxing.
Sonie’s passion, Anatomy, led her to develop iFit and iFit-PRO Modular Fitness Systems, a harmonious fitness system that uses intrinsic geometry, physics and biomechanics with martial arts principles to create muscular overload without damaging the skeletal system.
A nationally certified Personal Trainer, Sonie teaches iFit to her private clients and iFit-PRO to trainers and coaches. Sonie also trains select private clients out Shapes Total Fitness for Women and Suncoast Karate Dojo. She has received numerous awards for her progressive work in the field of fitness, including her designation as Trainer of The Year for 2006.
Community awareness is a passion to Sonie and she supports several National and local organizations. Sonie regularly donates personal fitness sessions and self-defense seminars to schools, fundraisers, national awareness silent auctions, and more.