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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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Monday Night Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class – New London Groton BJJ

Today in Our Brazilian Jiu-jitsu class we went over how to prevent a sucker punch. We define sucker punch as anytime somebody is close enough to us to through a punch that we are not expecting. The first thing we always discuss when going over dealing with a potentially hostile person is the ranges of combat in a street fight and understanding where you are safe and where you are in danger of getting knocked out. We also talk about how to keep your hands up protecting your face in a non-threatening way so that we don’t unintentionally escalate the situation.
If we are forced into a physical situation we want to close the distance as quickly as possible to avoid getting punched. From this position we worked moving to an angle where we can perform a hip throw and land on the ground in the Top Position. BJJ is all about putting yourself in a position where you are safe and can control an attacker without being punched or kicked.

Once we were on the ground in a dominate position we went over how to keep this dominate position using balance and arm position.

If your interested in Learning Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for Self Defense Crossroads BJJ offers a free Trail for you to come in and watch or participate in our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program so you can see for yourself not only how effective Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is but also how much fun learning the Martial Arts can be. If your reading this and you live in the New London, CT , or Groton, CT area then you are most likely already interested in Learning BJJ, so take the next step and stop in for a class! It will be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made!

Dustin Rhodes
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
Head Instructor at Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
316 Boston Post Road
Waterford, CT
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Kano Jigoro->Mitsuyo Maeda->Carlos Gracie Sr.-> Carlos Gracie Jr. -> Carlos Machado -> Tim Burrill -> Dustin Rhodes