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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.

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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!

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

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Saturday Afternoon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – CT BJJ

Today in our Brazilian jiu-jitsu class at Crossroads BJJ we started class with one of the most fundamental lessons in BJJ, learning how to deal with an aggressive person who may possibly attempt to sucker punch you. Understanding how to manage distance, how to position yourself with regards to your surroundings is extremely important when dealing with a potentially violent person. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is all about managing distance to understand when you are in danger and when you are not in order to protect yourself from being hit or tackled. After we discussed and drilled what do do when somebody attempts to catch you off guard with a punch we went on to work how to control the attacker from the standing position and how to bring the fight to the ground safely while landing in the better more dominant position.
The main strategy of BJJ for Self Defense is to bring the “fight” to the ground. After we accomplish that goal, we then work to control the attacker. Today we discussed and drilled how to control somebody from the top of side control. This is one of the common themes in the Crossroads BJJ Curriculum is how to use your body weight effectively to prevent somebody from standing back up where they can punch and kick you.  After everybody understood how to control from the top position we finished the class drilling one of BJJ ’s most popular submission holds, the americana, or shoulder lock.

Dustin Rhodes
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
Head Instructor at Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
316 Boston Post Road
Waterford, CT
Dustin.CrossroadsBJJ@Gmail.com
www.CrossroadsBJJ.com

Kano Jigoro->Mitsuyo Maeda->Carlos Gracie Sr.-> Carlos Gracie Jr. -> Carlos Machado -> Tim Burrill -> Dustin Rhodes