Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Make New Friends


Jiu-Jitsu for Everybody

Make new friends- when you join Crossroads BJJ, you’re welcomed into a family of like-minded members of the southeastern CT community. The bonds and friendships created on the mats will last a lifetime, strengthening your character and broadening your horizons. Your time here will introduce you to our diverse community of martial artists, coming from all walks of life, each with our own unique story, join today and tell us yours!


The people you surround yourself shape your experiences and at Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-jitsu we have created an enviorment that is not only fun but also motivating. When you walk into the gym you will here people laughing, and having a good time getting ready to workout. Having great people in the gym is one of the reasons you will be excited to get to the gym and train, and while you will be getting a great workout, that workout becomes a secondary reason for getting there.


Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a superb BJJ school. I highly recommend it for anyone in or near Southeastern Connecticut.
I am by no means an expert practitioner, but I have trained off-and-on for a few years while moving around from place to place (Active Duty Military). As a result, I have practiced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at 7 or 8 gyms all over the country. I have seen some great gyms (and some not so great ones), but Crossroads BJJ is by far the best I've seen. I'm so pleased to have given it a try.
From the moment I walked in the door I was welcomed with respect and enthusiasm (which continues today) from the owner (Dustin Rhodes) and the other members/students. It was immediately clear that this is a respectful, well-maintained, facility with an incredible culture of learning intently, practicing the details, and training hard- with an incredible work ethic and spirit of inclusion.
Dustin has developed a system that allows beginners and recreational attendees to train with and learn from much more experienced competitors that train at CR BJJ. I cannot emphasize enough how impressed I am with this gym. This place is a gem in a great location in Waterford, CT.
If your looking to find a safe place to take a risk and try something new, get in better shape, learn some self defense, or just hone your BJJ skills for competitions, this is the place for you.
-Tom Crowley
U.S. Coast Guard



Crossroads BJJ is a great place to learn and train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Dustin is an amazing instructor, that can really prove you how a small guy can defeat a bigger opponent with the use of great technique, I have learned so much from him and I recommend it to my best friends and family.
-Paulo Canabarro