Captain, US Martial Arts Team
Coordinator, International KAPAP Federation
WKA USA National Team Member
Sonie began training her Martial Arts journey while she lived in Tel Aviv, Israel. Soon after moving back stateside, she met Kyoshi Donna Judge, 13-time World Champion in Okinawan Shuri Ryu Karate, who became her teacher and mentor.
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 2008 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.
Sonie competed in the 2009 World Martial Arts Games in Sydney, Australia and broke a medal record with SIX indiviual 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 for several years with the International KAPAP Federation and more specifically, with Major Avi Nardia, The Federation assgined the position of Coordinatior to Sonie. She has been enjoying teaching seminars around the globe.
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 competiton while taking care of her 90 member team. Sonie is now looking forward to the WKA World Championships in Edinborough, Scotland.
Sonie's passion, Anatomy, led her to develop Funsion Fitness iFit, a harmonious fitness system that uses intrinsic geometry, physics and biomechanics with martial arts principles to create muscular overload without damaging the skelatal system.
Sonie is a nationally certified Personal Trainer. She teaches iFit to her private clients as well as to trainers and coaches. Sonie also trains out Shapes Total Fitness for Women, where she’s received numerous awards including her designation as Trainer of The Year for 2006.
Active in her community, Sonie supports several charitable organizations, donating personal fitness and self-defense seminars to schools, fundraisers, national awareness silent auctions, and more.