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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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New Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Segment

The Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class at Crossroads BJJ in CT has begun studying a new position. While our last segment was devoted to passing the open guard, the next segment will be spent practicing details on how to control and attack from the Side Control Position. One of the most popular saying in CT Jiu-jitsu is “position before submission”, what this means is that before you look for a submission hold like an armlock, kimora, or choke you put your body into a position where you can not be attacked. This means that you make sure you are safe from there attacks by making sure  all your opponent can do is defend your submissions.
The top Side Control position is a very advantageous position in Jiu-jitsu, it is a very easy position to have good base which makes it harder to lose the position, and there are a wide variety of attacks ranging arm bars, kimoras, americanas and chokes making it a great position for both self defense situations where you have time for somebody to call the police and get help, or for a tournament where you are looking to end the match a soon as possible and not become two tired before facing your next opponent.

While working on Side Control we will be discussing what angles you need to obtain to prevent your opponent from escaping, how to create pressure to slow down your opponents game and how to flow between several submissions with a focus on armlocks. Make sure you don’t miss these classes!

If you want to learn the best self defense system in the world,or if you have been watching MMA events like UFC and Bellator and are curious about how ground fighting works but don’t want to be a pro MMA Fighter, you have found the right place. With a full class schedule and a wide variety of classes no matter what your skill level Crossroads BJJ can meet your needs. So if your interested in learning more about Brazilian Jiu-JItsu in CT and you live in the New London / Groton Connecticut area, come down and try a week of classes for FREE!!