Welcome to Soulcraft!

HELLO! I am Ed Berberich, owner and head instructor of Soulcraft Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Woodbury. I want to personally THANK YOU for taking the time to find our website and read about our programs and our academy. When it comes to authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction in Woodbury / Southbury / Oxford Connecticut… look no further! Here at Soulcraft Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we pride ourselves on our sense of community and a warm family environment where all are welcome. Never trained or done martial arts before? No problem! We work hard to create a fun and safe training environment designed to help you learn the realistic self defense techniques created and tested and popularized by the Gracie family! Whether you’re looking to simply get in great shape, want to learn practical realistic self defense, or have the desire to compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu…we can help! We offer the ability to learn directly from the world famous Gracie family in a safe ego-free family environment! With more than 50 years of combined experience, Soulcraft Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Woodbury, CT is the premier academy for learning the “gentle art!”     Under the tutelage of 7th degree red and black belt Master Marcio “Macarrao” Stambowsky Second degree BJJ Black Belt Brad Wolfson, and black belt Ed Berberich, a veteran teacher and student of Jiu Jitsu in Connecticut, we offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/ instruction for men, women, children and law enforcement RIGHT FROM THE SOURCE, right here in the Woodbury/Southbury area. So why would you learn from anyone other than the highest ranking 7th degree red and black belt master instructor in New England, brother-in-law of the legendary Renzo Gracie and one of the “Famous 5” black belts promoted by Rolls Gracie prior to his untimely death? We know a lot of schools in the area offer MMA/BJJ classes these days, so why choose Soulcraft as a place to start or further your training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu when looking for a place to BJJ/MMA in Woodbury? Well, besides our direct connection to the Gracie family, our unique friendly training environment is what truly sets us apart. Marcio, Ed and Brad have already helped scores of people just like you get in awesome shape, gain increased confidence, learn self-defense techniques that work and most importantly; have the time of their life learning jiu jitsu! We are more than a great martial arts program… we’re a family! On our mats you’ll find people from all walks of life. Whether you’re a parent looking to reinforce positive core values for your child, an aspiring UFC fighter, or a career-driven professional with minimal free time here in the Woodbury area, we’re here for you! Oh and did we mention you can put us to the test absolutely FREE! CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR FREE INTRO LESSON What are you waiting for? When you visit Soulcraft for the first time, we’ll sit down with you and really get into your specific, personal needs in order to figure out what works best for you. No need to be nervous or worry about being out of shape or not having any past experience! We cater to beginners! Unlike some other gyms in the area, we are a 100% ego free, friendly, family training environment designed to help you learn in a fun, safe, injury-free way! But, just in case you are feeling a little unsure or nervous about learning Jiu Jitsu, we suggest bringing a friend along to share the enjoyment and check us out! Sure, some students come through our doors at Monkey Bar Gym, 125 Main St, N Unit 4, Woodbury, CT 06798 already knowing exactly what they want out of training. However most of them tell us they just want to give our programs a try and see how they like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. That’s precisely why we offer a free trial! Simply come on in and see if Soulcraft is right for you with absolutely no obligation!