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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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BJJ CT: Understanding your Options

Last night during our BJJ Team Training class at Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-jitsu we continued adding techniques to our Kimora system. In BJJ having options is never a bad thing, as our overall goal is to develop a set number of options we can execute at the correct time. If you do not have enough options for a certain position than your training partner will be able to escape your position, however if you have attempted to memorize to many options when the time comes to select one you will end up confused and miss your opportunity, this is often referred to as the paradox of choice. 

In last nights class at Crossroads BJJ we worked securing a Kimora grip as a counter to a double leg take down, we could then use the pressure generated at the shoulder to force a sweep and end up in an attacking position. After the sweep we relied on our partners reaction to determine our next move. 

We drilled two options based on our training partner turning into us and looking to regain the top position, an armbar and a back take. The back take is an excellent option to improve our position and work towards a submission. However if our training partner is able to block our leg from securing a hook on their hip we have a possible arm lock submission. Once everybody was familiar with these techniques we drilled the new position while our training partner gave us the appropriate level of resistance. Performing these techniques while our training partner attempts to escape them allows us to see where we are leaving unnessisary space and where we do not have the correct timing.