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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.

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Instructor is wonderful with kids. Very patient and has them engaged throughout the whole class time.

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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.

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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!

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All four of my children love it. Top notch instruction, warm and welcoming staff.

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Saturday Afternoon Kids BJJ – Martial Arts CT

Today’s kid class started with Balance Drills. Balance drills are a great way to help the kids enrolled in our Crossroads BJJ Kids Martial Arts program to see the immediate benefit of increasing their focus. One of the methods to increasing how well you balance is to find one spot on the floor and keep your focus on that spot. By providing an an immediate benefit to increasing the length of time the children in our BJJ Program for Kids can focus on one thing they can have a real life example of how practice and increased focus can help them reach their individual goals for whatever they choose to pursue in life.
They next part of class we worked on closing the distance and bringing a bully to the ground where a smaller child control the bully and keep him or herself safe until somebody can come to help. Today the takedown we worked was an inside sweep and getting a good base on top of the bully. Once the children were on the ground after the takedown we continue working on balance and how to adjust and keep there base. Adjusting to challenges moment to moment is something that is required to be a good Jiu-Jitsu practitioner but is also another skill that translates into real work problem solving.

The Class ended with everybody working guard passing drills. The children worked with each other to pass the guard of their partner to move into the side control position. The side Control Position allows the kids to use their body weight more effectively giving them the ability to control or restrain a bully who is much larger than him or her. The Kids shown the BJJ technique and then that technique was broken down into 6 Steps which the kids were then asked to repeat back to the instructor what the 7 steps were. After that they broke off into groups and practiced the steps with each other. This Drill provided two valuable real work skills for the Students of the Crossroads Kids Martial Arts Program. The first skill was keeping on task while working in a group, and our kids did great. The kids were able to keep focused on the task in front of them and help each other through the technique. The second skill was testing their memory, going from being asked to repeat the steps of the technique in a larger group with an instructors help, to working with another child without the instructor walking them through step by step with each repetition.

And as always we end class on with a game. Today we played Chicken matches. a balance and strength game. Ending on a positive note helps the kids stay motivated for the next class and always excited to come to Jiu-Jitsu class.