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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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Thursday Night Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class – CT BJJ

Today during the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu class at Crossroads BJJ we continued with our theme of escaping the headlock. While Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practitioners will not try to headlock you wether they are in class training or in a tournament because you can’t finish a fight from the position and once you know how to escape it is very easy. After a review of covering escaping the headlock when you are on top of your training partner we then drilled how to escape the headlock if you are rolled over and put on the bottom. With a simple hip movement you can easily shift your training partners weight and end up back on top.
Once we escaped the headlock position we worked to the triple attack position. Similar to the gift wrap position we worked on during Wednesdays class, only stepping over into the Mount position. From here we worked on how to control the position to tap out our partner with an Arm-lock or improve our position by taking the back control. Back control is the best position in BJJ since your opponent can’t hit you while you can apply a rear naked choke hold.