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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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Wednesday Night Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Class – CT BJJ

Today during our Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Class at Crossroads BJJ we reviewed the bridge or ump escape from the bottom of the mount position. The mount position is one of the worst position you can be in so understand how to get out when somebody is trying to punch you is essential to having a solid understanding of jiu-jitsu. Today we used our legs to throw our Training partner off balance as they attempted a punch. Once our opponent was off balanced we used that energy to complete the bump escape.
We then went onto drill the same concept from the guard position. To somebody who has never practiced brazilian jiu-jitsu the guard and the mount positions can be easily confused however the position of the bottom players legs makes a huge difference in a self defense situation. In the guard your legs are wrapped around your training partners waist, which gives you a huge amount of control over you training partners torso and because of this torso control you also have control over the rest of their body. From the Guard it is much easier to block and prevent strikes from an attacker. By using our legs to pull the attacker close to us, they can not create enough distance to hit us. Jiu-jitsu is all about distance management. The last technique we covered was what to do when the attacker stood up in front of us. From this position we learned how to use our opponents jacket to keep them close to us and our foot on their hip to keep them off balanced. Without good balance throwing a well aimed and powerful punch is almost impossible!

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