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Pat Matthews reviewed Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Great instructor and students I highly recommended this school.

Cooper Johnson reviewed Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Had a great time with the folks at crossroads BJJ gym. I'm a visitor from out of town and the welcomed me in. No attitudes nothing but friendly folks! Their professor Dustin Rhodes is very knowledgeable and inviting. I got a chance to roll with him and even though he could shut me down with every move you was light and respectful of my abilities. This is reflected in his students. Not one meathead in the bunch �. Any way, top notch. Thanks for letting me train with you all!

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Cool men and women that enjoy learning and helping one another get better. Quality of instruction is very good, and it’s obvious that a lot of care is put into the development of the trainees. Nothing is free so you’ll have to put in the time on the mats to progress. Be prepared to discover the many stages of white belt. Great exercise and a lot of fun learning a useable skill that not many people out there know.

Lynne Black Hagerty reviewed Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Instructor is wonderful with kids. Very patient and has them engaged throughout the whole class time.

Anthony Azanon reviewed Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Crossroads BJJ is an excellent place for anyone with zero experience to more advanced. The classes are thought by people who are willing to help you out throughout the learning process and understand the importance of the basics in other to develop cohesive and fundamental grappling skills. Also, the classes vary from a larger group to more intimate sessions. So, there is really nothing to be afraid of; Crossroads BJJ in CT has you covered.

Fiona Mortell reviewed Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Dustin’s instruction is high level and detailed, everyone is extremely welcoming, and the gym is beautiful. It was an excellent visit and I definitely recommend Crossroads!

Delilah Waskiewicz reviewed Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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All four of my children love it. Top notch instruction, warm and welcoming staff.

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Brazilian Jiu-jitsu: Flow with the Go

Flow with the Go
 
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu proved its effectiveness in the early days of the UFC by demonstrating its ability to give those who are small the opportunity to defend themselves against those who are big.With no time limits and no weight categories, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu(BJJ) defeated all challengers. One of the reasons BJJ was able to be so effective against martial artists from several different styles is what most Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practitioners refer to as Flow.
 
The flow of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu allows you to simply move into a position that gives you more leverageinstead of using strength to resist your opponents movements. By knowing how positions and submissions are defended, you can switch between techniques and create a strategy or game plan. One example of this is regularly seen in Waterford Connecticut’s Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class. It is the switch between the triangle and armbar attack. If your training partner defends your Triangle submission attempt, you can switch your attack and flow to a different submission, in this case the armbar, instead of continuing to try and finish the move using strength.
 
If a smaller person does not use strategy against a larger person in a fight and instead tries to over power them, he will always lose. This is one reason why learning jiu-jitsu is a requirement for those who wish to excelin MMA . If the fight ends up going to the ground, and you don’t know how to react, you will rely on strength, then get tired and eventually lose. Outside of the ring or Octagon, police studies show that 95% of altercations end on the ground, either because somebody was hit and fell down, or because a person didn’t want to be hit so they grabbed their attacker. In either MMA or self defense, knowing how to create a strategy using Brazilian Jiu-jitsu flow can get you out of a tough spot.