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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.

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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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BJJ CT: Putting the Pieces Together

Last night at Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu during our BJJ Team Training class we took the time to put all of the pieces of the Kimora system together. Over the past two weeks in each of our BJJ Team Training classes we spent each class covering the small details that make each technique work, however it is hard to see how all the pieces fit together seeing only 2 to 3 techniques a class, so last night we but everything together moving through a number of Kimora’s but also showing how those Kimora attacks link to the armbars and triangles we have been covering.

While generally it is better to cover only a few techniques during a class since it becomes very difficult to retain information after a certain point since everybody had seen these techniques recently in class it made sense to cover a large number of techniques in one class not only as a review but also to allow the students at Crossroads BJJ to see how they all link and flow together. In Jiu-Jitsu we often talk about flow and looking for the easiest technique to apply, the technique that does not require an excessive amount of speed or strength to be successful. However if you want to be able to move from technique to technique you need to see how they link together in real time. This flow requires the student to understand the mechanics of both individual techniques and how the escapes to those techniques lead to the openings for other techniques. Understanding reactions is essential to progress to the higher levels of bjj. 

If you are interested in learning BJJ and would like more information on how to get started check out our  Getting Started page and find out how easy it is to get started. Learning at Crossroads is one of the best choices you could make to get started learning self defense that works, while getting in amazing shape, and making great friends. Don’t wait another day, the time is now! Get motivated and start being the you, you want to be today.