Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Dustin Rhodes

Dustin Rhodes began his study of martial arts at the age of 12 with the East Lyme Judo club and spent several years practicing Judo (in which he currently holds a brown belt) and Japanese jiu-jitsu before finding Brazilian jiu-jitsu(BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts(MMA).

Dustin began training BJJ in 2002 under Royce Gracie and eventually began training at Tim Burrill Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He currently holds a Black belt in BJJ under Tim Burrill. Dustin has also had his BJJ Black Belt Certified with both the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation and the Unitied States Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.

Over the last 11 years Dustin has had the opportunity to train with some of Brazilian jiu-jitsu’s most talented and respected practitioners including Royce Gracie, Rodrigo Gracie, Royler Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Fabio Gurgel and Carlos Machado. While Dustin has been practicing Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for over 11 years he is also an experienced instructor and has been teaching jiu-jitsu for over 7 years. As an instructor Dustin is focused on helping all of his students meet there individual goals and to grow not only as jiu-jitsu practitioners but also as people