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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!

David Lane reviewed Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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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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Improve Your Problem Solving abilities with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Improve Your Problem Solving abilities with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
 
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is an art of problem solving. For example, how can somebody who is small defend themselves against somebody who is big? The smaller person will never punch or kick as hard. A Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner realizes this, so the first thing he will try to do is bring the fight to the ground where he can solve this problem with body position, angles and leverage. A person who understands how to use body positioning on the ground, will be able be able to prevent his attacker from creating enough space to land a powerful fight ending punch. A person who understands angles and leverage will be able to effectively control their attacker, preventing them from causing them any physical harm.
 
This example of bringing an attacker to the ground and ending the fight is the first scenario that new students are taught to solve. It is a scenario we go through every week in our wrestling and take down class at Crossroads. After that, students begin working on solving the problems that other jiu-jitsu students present them with. How to pass the guard, how to escape from side mount, etc. And the longer we train the more efficientlywe learn to solve the problems presented to us. Eventually, we learn to solve these problems under a great deal of pressure, such as somebody trying to submit us with a choke or an arm bar. Training BJJ gives you the ability to calmly solve problems while dealing with any kind of pressure. This ability to calmly work through problems is a skill that translates into every aspect of your everyday life.
 
If you would like to see how learning Brazilian jiu-jitsu can make you a better problem solver and you live in the New London/Clinton area, check out our schedule and come down to train for one week absolutely FREE!