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Great instructor and students I highly recommended this school.

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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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Monday Night Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – CT BJJ

Today during class we continued working headlock escapes from the bottom position. While this is not something that will typically happen during a sparring session at Crossroads BJJ because the headlock does not offer a great deal of control over our training partners and there aren’t many submissions from the position it is something that happens very often in a self defense or street fight situation. Today we worked a specific variation where your training partner is holding you in a headlock while you are on your back and they are keeping their head very tight to your body which brings their weight forward. In the escape we covered today we used our training partners weight shift to move to a safer position by attacking a shoulder lock forcing our training partners to give up top position. This escape demonstrated two key concepts in jiu-jitsu understand weight distribution, moving away from where our training partners or opponents are heavy and understanding the Kimora or shoulder lock and how pressure on the shoulder joint can facilitate movement.
After we finished the headlock portion of class we went on to work the collar choke from mount where we discussed a few details on finishing the choke as efficiently as possible. We covered where exactly our hands should be and how we can get as much weight as possible into the finish. Once everybody in class knew how to finish the choke we discussed the “levels of timing” concept. This idea lets us pick the easiest move without using strength or physical attributes to win. Depending on how soon we are aware of our training partners reaction to being choked we can choose one of three options to counter their defense, being smarter instead of stronger or faster.