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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
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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!

Delilah Waskiewicz reviewed Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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All four of my children love it. Top notch instruction, warm and welcoming staff.

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Thursday Night Team Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – BJJ CT

Today during our Team Training Brazilian BJJ Class we worked on Pressure from Side Control and how to shut down the most common escapes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu by using pressure to  neutralize an explosive elbow escape. As we progress in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu tapping untrained opponent because extremely easy and we begin to focus our training on being able to tap seasoned Brazilian Jiu-jitsu opponents, either in training or at tournaments. Training against partners who know Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu means that they are performing certain movements so we need to be more precise with our weight and movement. The benefit of training with more experienced training partners is that this increased level of precision makes it even easier to tap people who have no training at all.
When our training partner is extremely explosive it can be very hard to control them and stop their elbow escape. Today we worked on allowing this explosive movement to happen because most of the time in jiu-jitsu when somebody is explosive they over commit to the move and this allows us an opportunity to counter. We worked setting up the technique by applying pressure in order to create a situation where our training partner was required to use explosion to attempt to escape. The initial pressure allows us to feel the explosion coming so we can time our second technique which shut down our training partners movement even further.

The last technique of the class was setting up a hamstring stretch on our training partner which put them in a position where they either tap or give us a better position. Forcing our opponents to make decisions which are bad for them allows us to continuously improve our position and work towards a submission.

If you want to train in an environment that is going to bring your jiu-jitsu up to the next level you need to be training in an environment where you are being challenged by more experienced training partners. The great part of Crossroads is we offer several levels of classes, so beginners, advanced and expert Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners are always getting the challenge they need for continues growth and improvement. If you want to reach your full potential and become the best you, don’t wait. Come in and try a class! Crossroads BJJ is located minutes away from New London and Groton CT and we are always accepting new students who want to be their best.