I hope Brad won't mind that I robbed some info off of his "still in progress" website. It's amazing what a little googling can uncover.
Many of you have likely seen Brad around on weekends, and may have even shared a workout with him thinking he was just the new guy. Well, he is the new guy, but he is also going to be bringing his buisness inside the walls of ECC. Brad is the owner of Soulcraft Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and will be operating here beginning December 1st. We are excited to have Brad coming aboard, and I wanted to give you a heads up that this will be happening. Initially Brad will be running 4 sessions a week. As his website goes live and we firm up some details, the exact schedule will be posted.
I have included a quick FAQ below, you know, even though no one has asked me any questions, I just know that these would be the frequently asked ones...seriously though, post all questions and comments to, well, to comments.
Now for a few quick questions we are likely to hear:
Is this covered by my current ECC Membership Fees?
No it is not. However, we are working through some pricing plans that will provide existing members with some serious discounts should you opt to enroll in Brad's program. Likewise, for new members, there will be a bundling price should you wish to do both.
Is Soulcraft Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu run by the owners of ECC?
No it is not. We have worked with Brad to make this happen and get his services in house, but Soulcraft is his company and not ours. This should make you happy because we have no formal training in choking people out.
Will this impact the current class schedule?
No it will not. Brad's classes will be scheduled to work around our current training schedule.
I know that I will be taking some classes to further my overall inherent ninja abilities, so I urge everyone who may be interested to check it out in December along with me.
And the last question I'm likely to get is...who the hell is Brad Wolfson?
[Brad, I stole this from your not yet published website...]
Jigoro Kano → Mitsuyo “Count Koma” Maeda → Carlos Gracie, Sr. → Helio Gracie → Rolls Gracie → Marcio Stambowsky→ Brad Wolfson
Who knew that tagging along to a friend’s Jiu Jitsu class on that faithful day back in 1998 would be the one singular event that would change my life so drastically? It all started innocently enough, I had watched a skinny Brazilian named Royce Gracie open a can of whoop ass in those early UFC’s, gotten choked a few times on my friend’s lawn post fight; and… I really needed to get some exercise!
A couple good friends (the same friends who choked me after the fights on the lawn) had signed up and we’re already in love with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, so I decided to give it a shot too.
Fast forward 14 years, thousands of hours of training, several trips around the world in the name of Jiu Jitsu and some of the best friends and best times of my life; and here I am.
As a less-than-athletic guy, not blessed with much natural talent or a particularly rich sports history; I am living proof that the Jiu Jitsu pioneered by the Gracie Family can work for anyone.
It really is an art that adapts to the practitioner. You can be weak, small, big, or tall, old or young. It simply doesn’t matter – the technique works for everyone.
While I’ve competed a bunch over the years winning some and losing some, I can honestly say that I care less about points and medals than I do about sharing the technique and the art of Jiu Jitsu as a way to promote self defense and a healthy lifestyle.
These days, you can find me hard-at-work at Soulcraft Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, sharing the art I love. Come on down and join us!