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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!

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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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The Crossroads Curriculum: Lesson 4

Understanding the small differences in positions wether it be the position of somebodies head, or a shift in there weight is essential to becoming a skilled Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Practitioner. In Lesson 4 we cover a different way to escape being held down with a headlock. While in lesson 3 our training partner had their head high allowing us to create a frame and then use our leg to push their head away allowing us to move from the top to the bottom, in lesson 4 we discuss what to do when the attacker has there head low preventing use from create a frame. (not sure what a frame is? ask one of our coaches!) In Lesson 4 we discuss how to recognize which technique to perform and discuss how the person on the bottom keeping there head low shifts their weight and allows us to roll them over us and put ourselves in the top position. 

    After the headlock escape we discuss what the person in the bottom of side control should do to protect themselves and escape the position. The most common way for to escape side control is the elbow escape which allows you to wrap your legs around your attackers waist so you can use your entire body to defend yourself. 

    From here we cover how to transition to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu’s best position, being on your attackers back like a back pack. From here we can punch, arm-lock and choke and we have the added element of surprise because they can’t see what we are doing. Lesson four follows Brazilian Jiu-jitsu’s main theme, position before submission. Starting in one of the worst positions, on the bottom how to keep yourself safe and move to a better position where you have more control over your attacker and can more effectively defend yourself to moving to the best position you can have in a fight. We finish this class with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s most powerful submission the Mata Leon, or lion killer, the best way to put your attacker to sleep without harming them so you can escape safely.