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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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Carlos Machado Seminar

 Carlos Machado Seminar

Please join us on January 19, 2013 from 4 to 7pm for this 3 hour seminar with 8th Degree Black Belt Carlos Machado. Carlos has been practicing BJJ for over 45 years and is one of the first people to bring Brazilian Jiu-jitsu to the United States.

This seminar is open to all who wish to attend regardless of rank or affiliation. If you are interested in bringing your skills on the mat to another level, this is a must attend.

Please note we will be limiting this event to 30 people. If you are interested in attending please contact [email protected] and reserve your spot today. This event WILL sell out!

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Carlos Machado is the eldest of the five Machado. He is nephew to one of the founders of brazilian jiu-jitsu(BJJ), late master Carlos Gracie. He has been involved in the martial arts since 4 years of age, under the instruction of several of his Gracie relatives. He had the privilege to learn at different times from some of the greatest legends in the family, including Carlson Gracie, and also another late and legendary champion Rolls Gracie. His main instruction came from Brazilian jiu-jitsu visionary and cousin Carlos Gracie Jr and one of his most revered cousins Crolin Gracie. Over his Career he has enjoyed training with the likes of cousins Rilion, Renzo and living legend Rickson Gracie.

His brothers Roger, Rigan, Jean Jacques and John, each carrying on amazing careers as martial artists, have also been very influential in shaping Carlos’ skills and outlook in life.

Carlos Machado has since then started a training program for different martial arts schools around the Country, with the intent to provide down to earth and high quality guidelines for other instructors to successfully implement Brazilian jiu-jitsu programs at their locations. Today Carlos list of affiliate members nears 30 schools nationwide, and a growing number of new member requests. He is fulfilling a dream of providing other students what it is like to learn in detail the concepts of Brazilian jiu-jitsu it took him over 40 years to realize.

 

Carlos Machado’s Titles

Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championships Middleweight division champion –1982/’83/’84/’85/’86/’87/’88/’89/’92 (After 1990 Carlos came to the U.S.)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National Championships Middleweight division champion 1983/’84/’85/’86/’87/’88/’89

Winner of 1997 Black Belt Super fight at the Rickson Gracie International Tournament

Winner of the 1997 and 1998 Pan American Light Heavyweight division

Winner of the 1999 US Open Super fight

Competitor at 2000 Abu Dhabi competition

2000 Mundial Masters Open Class and Middleweight champion

2005 Voted “Best BJJ Instructor in 2005” by Budo International Hall of Fame

2006 Voted “Instructor of the Year 2006” by Budo International Hall of Fame

2007 Instructor of the year: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Action Magazine

2008 Hall of Fame Award: BJJ Instructor of the year – Action Magazine

2009 BJJ Instructor of the Year – Action Magazine