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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: Transitions to Submissions

Last night during our Fundamentals of BJJ class at Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu we began with working a self defense technique from the standing position. This class focused on defending the rear naked choke from the standing position. The basis for all of the self defense moves in the Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu curriculum emphesize that you are in a fight before you realize you are in a fight or more simply put you were caught off guard. Of couse one of the main focus of Martial arts training is increasing your awareness so that situations like the one covered in this class don’t happen the reality is that it is impossible to be 100% aware of everything in every situation. Knowing how to escape, and drilling that escape until you can perform it without thinking is essential to being ready to defend yourself if you are ever attacked. 

From the rear naked choke defense we  tranisioned into the straight arm lock which worked into a sequence where the class was able to work the defense and the attack to some of the most powerful submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu the armlock, the omoplata and the triangle. The main focus on this class was transitioning from one technique to the next.

Successfully switching between any two techniques requires good timing, if we fight to long for the first submission the time to switch to the second submission will have already past and we will end up missing both the first and second. Good timing is the product of drilling, the more times we repeat a technique the sooner we will recognize the correct time to apply each technique and the more effortless our Jiu-Jitsu will feel. 

If your interested in learning more about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu stop by one of our Fundamentals classes and see what it’s all about. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the only self defense art that is proven to work against bigger stronger opponents, so if you are interested in learning real self defense  don’t wait, come down and start learning.