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