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BJJ CT: Curriculium Lesson 1

We’ve restarted the Crossroads Brazilian jiu-jitsu Curriculium with Lesson 1 at this mornings 6am Jiu-Jitsu class located at the Waterford Fitness and training center! After expanding our class schedule to include morning and afternoon Jiu-Jitsu classes Head Coach and bjj black belt Dustin Rhodes has taken his 17 years of Jiu-Jitsu experience and created a 50 lesson Curriculium designed to teach everything a day one student needs to earn their BJJ Blue Belt! The new and undated Curriculium includes both stand up self defense techniques along with key concepts and strategies to help you progress quick!  

In today’s class we focused on Jiu-Jitsu most important technique, the elbow escape! This often overlooked technique is the technique you will use the most during your first several months of Jiu-Jitsu so understanding how to use it Will solve a lot of your problems as you begin your journey into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. From the elbow escape we recover full guard, a only position on the ground where we can be on our back and still finish the fight. The guard is the key position that separates Jiu-Jitsu from other martial arts by giving us the ability to be offensive on our backs! From the guard we drilled the armbar! 

If you are interested in learning more about Crossroads Brazilian jiu-jitsu, located just minutes away from Connecticut College, Mitchel College and both the U.S. Coast Guard academy in New London, CT and the U.S. Navy base located in Groton Connecticut swing by and try a class!  

Dustin Rhodes