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!”
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As one of only a handful of students (most commonly known as the “Famous Five”) to have been promoted to the rank of black-belt under the legendary Rolls Gracie prior to his untimely death in 1982, Marcio began studying Jiu Jitsu at the Gracie Academy in Copacabana, Rio de Janiero in 1975 at the urging of his childhood best friend Mauricio Gomes. He has more than 40 years experience is currently the highest ranking instructor in New England.
PROFESSOR BRAD WOLFSON – BJJ BLACK BELT INSTRUCTOR LINEAGE Jigoro Kano > Mitsuyo “Count Koma” Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Marcio Stambowsky > Brad Wolfson
Brad is a second degree black belt and the founder/head instructor of Soulcraft Hamden. A 20 year veteran teacher and competitor, Brad works tirelessly to help his students improve on and off the mat. He also travels abroad and teaches extensively around the world.
PROFESSOR EDWARD BERBERICH – BJJ BLACK BELT
INSTRUCTOR LINEAGE Jigoro Kano > Mitsuyo “Count Koma” Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Marcio Stambowsky > Brad Wolfson > Edward Berberich
With more than 10 year’s experience, now having the chance to teach the art that I love to our students in Woodbury is a dream come true for Ed. Known a thoughtful and technical teacher, Ed is the principal instructor at Soulcraft Woodbury.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu Instruction for the Woodbury, Southbury and Oxford Connecticut areas