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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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All four of my children love it. Top notch instruction, warm and welcoming staff.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu over 40 – The time to Start is now

The UFC is huge these days. Barely a month goes by where there isn’t a UFC pay per view event on tv. This is where my interest in jiu jitsu began. As most fans know, to be a well rounded fighter in any combat sport like the UFC, you need a good ground game. Jiu jitsu is where ground fighting begins and ends.

         I was at a crossroads in my life. I was in my 40’s with a new challenging career in law enforcement and bored with my workout routine. Lifting weights, although effective, to me became boring and stale over time. I didn’t like running so I wanted something new to keep fit. I had done some judo a few years back and with an interest in the UFC I thought “what about jiu jitsu?”
          So I’m in my 40’s about to seriously look into a combat sport. Was I out of my mind? Maybe a little, but what the heck. So the search began. A simple Google search gave me Crossroads Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in near by Waterford. Oh and what was this? A free trial to boot! I can’t lose. Try it out free and if I don’t like it I’m out. No brainer. I contacted Dustin and he invited me to experience Crossroads for myself. Well two weeks turned into two years.
          I have never looked back and have no regrets, other than not starting this years….no decades earlier!
Every day is a challenge. Dustin provides a great learning environment along with tremendous knowledge and passion. That passion translates to his students. Everyone is willing to help you train and learn, adding to your experience. I’m not going to lie, training and rolling weekly in your 40’s you will get sore. Has my experience been positive and worth my time and effort? Absolutely.
         Dustin keeps you engaged an improving every day! If you are in your 40’s, 50’s, or any age, and are thinking of learning jiu jitsu or martial arts, I can highly recommend Crossroads BJJ. Contact Dustin for a free trial, come in and you will be hooked. I love it. Crossroads keeps me in great shape and I have made great friends as well. If you are a bit older and considering a change in your exercise regimen, give Crossroads BJJ a try. I promise you won’t regret it!
-The Silver Fox