Victor Torres

Bjj Purple belt

Tae Kwon Do Black belt 4th degree 

Kickboxing Black belt


Coach Victor is an MMA Fighter and Coach. 4th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. And trained kickboxer under Bennie "the Jet" Little. Victor has over 13 years instructing martial arts, he is the head of our Children's KidBox program and kickboxing program. 


Professional MMA Fighter

Mauy Thai & MMA Coach 

Titles  

(Why do we provide the full list?
Because other gyms claim to be the best, but we really prove it on the mat!)


black belt division


2016 NY IBJJF Spring Open Championship- Master 1 Weight Division- 1st Place Champion 

2016 IBJJF Pan American Championship- Master 1 Weight Division- 1st Place Champion

2016 IBJJF Pan American Championship- Master 1 Open Division- 2nd Place 

2015 U.S. Open- Weight Division- 1st Place Champion 

2015 U.S. Open- Open Weight Division- 1st Place Champion 

2015 World Master Championship- Weight Division- 1st Place Champion

2015 World Master Championship- Open Weight division- 2nd Place

2015 Boston IBJJF Summer Open Championship-Open Weight Division- 1st Place Champion

2015 Boston IBJJF Summer Open Championship-Open Weight Division- 1st Place Champion

2015 NY IBJJF Summer Open Championship-Open Weight Division- 1st Place Champion

2015 NY IBJJF Summer Open Championship-Weight Division- 1st Place Champion

2015 NY IBJJF Summer Open Championship- 2nd place as a Team- Gi Division

2015 CT BJJ Tour Team Champions

2015 Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship-Weight Division- 1st Place Champion

2015 Boston IBJJF Spring Open Championship- Weight Division- 1st Place Champion

2015 Boston IBJJF Spring Open Championship-Open Weight- 1st Place Champion

2015 NY IBJJF Spring Open Championship- Weight Division-1st Place Champion

2015 NY IBJJF Spring Open Championship- Open Class- 1st Place Champion

2015 Chicago Open IBJJF Championship-Weight Division-1st Place Champion

2015 IBJJF PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP-Master 1-Weight Division- 1st Place Champion

2015 IBJJF PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP-Master 1-Open Class- 1st Place Champion

2014 IBJJF LONG BEACH PRO - Masters- Weight Division- 1st Place- Champion

2014 IBJJF LONG BEACH PRO - Masters - Open Weight Division- 1st Place- Champion

2014 World Masters- Weight Division- 1st Place- Champion

2014 NY BJJ PRO IBJJF- Masters 1- Open Weight Division- 1st Place- Champion

2014 NY BJJ PRO IBJJF- Masters 1- Weight Division - 1st Place - Champion 

2014 NY BJJ PRO IBJJF- Soul Fighters 3rd Place Teams Overall 

2014 Super Fight with Robson Gracie Jr - 1st Place- Champion 

2014 Dallas Open- Adult Weight Division- 2nd Place

2014 Dallas Open- Adult Open Weight Division- 3rd Place

2014 Boston Open- Adult Weight Division- 1st Place- Champion

2014 Boston Open- Adult Open Weight Division- 1st Place- Champion

2014 BJJ Tour CT- Soul Fighters- Team Champions 

​2014 BJJ Tour CT- Open division- 1st Place -Champion
2014 BJJ Tour CT- Weight division- 1st Place- Champion
2014 NEW YORK OPEN IBJJF- Masters 1-  Open Division- 1st Place- Champion
2014 NEW YORK OPEN IBJJF- Masters 1- Weight division close out- 1st Place- Champion
2013 Worlds Masters & Seniors, Medium Weight division- 1st Place- Champion
2013 Boston Summer Open, Medium Weight division- 1st Place- Champion
2013 NAGA Hartford, CT 1st Place- Champion
2013 BOSTON WINTER OPEN IBJJF - Medium Weight division - 1st Place- Champion
2013 BOSTON WINTER OPEN IBJJF- Open division - 2nd Place
2012 NEW YORK OPEN IBJJF - Open division -2nd place 
2012 NEW YORK OPEN IBJJF- weight division - 3rd Place 
2012 MIAMI OPEN IBJJF- weight division - 2nd Place
2012 BOSTON OPEN IBJJF - weight division- 1st Place- Champion
2012 BOSTON OPEN IBJJF - Open weight- 3rd Place
2012 ADCC trials NY - 2nd place
2012 IBJJF Black Belt Pro League- 3rd place
2012 Grapples Quest- 1st Place Champion
2011 NEW YORK OPEN IBJJF- weight division- 1st Place- Champion
2011 NEW YORK OPEN IBJJF- Open Class- 1st Place- Champion
2011 MIAMI OPEN IBJJF- weight division - 1st Place -Champion 
2011 BOSTON OPEN IBJJF- weight division- 1st Place Champion
2011 BOSTON OPEN IBJJF -Open Class - 1st Place Champion
2011 CHICAGO OPEN IBJJF weight division - 1st Place- Champion
2011 CHICAGO OPEN IBJJF Open Class- 1st Place- Champion
2010 MIAMI OPEN IBJJF weight division- 1st Place Champion
2010 MIAMI OPEN IBJJF - Open Class- 3rd Place
2010 LAS VEGAS OPEN IBJJF- Weight division - 2nd Place
2010- ADCC TRIALS RIO DE JANIRO- 3rd Place
2009 WORL CHAMPIONSHIP JIU JITSU IBJJF- 3rd Place
2009 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IBJJF
2009- 3rd place  2009 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP NO-GI IBJJF -3rd place
2009 RIO INTERNATIONAL OPEN IBJJF - 3rd place 
2009 BRAZILIAN TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP IBJJF- 1st Place- Champion   
2008 RIO DE JANEIRO CHAMPIONSHIP FJJ-RIO -2nd place 
2008 RIO INTERNATIONAL OPEN IBJJF -2nd place
2008 BRAZILIAN TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP IBJJF- 1st Place -Champion  
2007 PAN-AMERICAN JIU JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP IBJJF -2nd place 
2007 PAN-AMERICAN JIU JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP CBJJE - weight division- 1st place Champion
2007 PAN-AMERICAN JIU JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP CBJJE- Open Class- 1st Place Champion
2007 RIO DE JANEIRO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FJJ-RIO 1st Place Champion
2007 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IBJJF -weight division - 3rd Place
2007 AGC EAST BOWL - Open Class - 2nd Place
2006 GRAPPLERS QUEST ATLANTIC CUP BJJ - Weight Division -1st Place Champion 
2006 GRAPPLERS QUEST ATLANTIC CUP BJJ  - No-Gi Open Class- 3rd place
2006 GRAPPLERS QUEST ATLANTIC CUP BJJ No-Gi 2nd place
2006 GRAPPLERS QUEST ATLANTIC CUP BJJ Open Class-2nd place  
2006 RIO DE JANEIRO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FJJ-Rio- Open Class - 3rd Place
2006 RIO DE JANEIRO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FJJ-RIO -1st Place Champion 
2006 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IBJJF -3rd place -
2005 JIU JITSU RANKING LERJJI-2nd place 
2005  5th Round of Ranking LERJJI  1st Place -Champion
2005 Official North American Grappling Championships - 1st Place- Champion
2005 Jiu-Jitsu World Championship IBJJF -3rd place 
2005 RIO DE JANEIRO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FJJ-RJ -1st Place Champion 
2005 1st Round of Ranking LERJJI -1st Place Champion 
2005 Copa Jet Power- 2nd Place
2005 Challenge Copa Tijuca -1st Place - Champion 
2003  BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IBJJF -3rd place 
2003 1st Challenge Nishi of Submission- 1st Place- -Champion 
2002 RIO DE JANEIRO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FJJ-RJ- 2nd place 
2002 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IBJJF- 1st Place-Champion 
2002 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TRIAL IBJJF- 1st Place Champion
2002 1st CORPO & AGUA CUP JIU-JITSU -Open Clase- 1st Place- Champion


Rafael "Formiga" Barbosa

Brazilian Jiu-Jistu Black belt

Highest ranking Black Belt competitor in CT
Pro Ranking #1 Masters Division


Rafael "Formiga" Barbosa was born on the 8th of January, 1983 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Starting his journey in Jiu-Jitsu when he was 11 years old, after watching Royce Gracie in action at the first UFC. Just around the corner from his house there was an academy where he started training with Alexey Crux and Andre “Dedeco” Almeida. Going through all ranks with “Dedeco” he was awarded his black belt in 2002. In 2008 Rafael and a few friends, Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes, Bruno “Tanque” Mendes, Leandro “Tatu” Escobar, and Alvero Mansur formed a new BJJ team, the Soul Fighters!


The Soul Fighters and its representatives can be seen on podiums at the major international Jiu-Jitsu events including the World Championships, the Pan American Championships, all IBJJ Open Championships, ADCC Championships, Grapplers Quests and NAGA events. The Soul Fighters BJJ headquarters academy in Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro is guided by “Tatu” and is one of the most respected Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academies in Rio de Janeiro.

Soul Fighters CT


Brazilian jiu jitsu • mixed martial arts • muay thai • karate

Coach Chuck

Tae Kwon Do 2nd degree black belt

Muay Thai Kickboxing black belt Certified Personal Trainer  


Coach Chuck has trained in Martial Arts where he went on to earn a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and black belt in Muay Thai Kickboxing and is also a Certified Personal Trainer.  He also has Over 20 years of experience teaching martial arts. Coach Chuck teaching morning Kick-Fit Cardio Kickboxing.