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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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CT BJJ: Creating a Game

Last night at Crossroads BJJ during our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team Training class we continued developing attacks and transitions from the Kimora grip. Over the past few weeks we have gone over a number of transitions that provide us with a plan of attack for when our Jiu-Jitsu sparring partner turns into us in an attempt to escape our initial Kimora attack. From our training partner turning into us we developed and refined a number of techniques that funneled the top bjj player into either a kimora, armbar or triangle submission. However in order to develop a game or system you need to have a plan of attack for each way your bjj training partner will attempt to escape, so after covering the top bjj player turning into us, it is only natural that we should also have a plan for when he or she turns away from us.

From the Kimora grip when our partner turns away from us we looked to follow them up and secure the top position, eventually moving to a position in Jiu-Jitsu we call triple attack, which as it’s name suggests gives us 3 different options to either submit the bottom bjj player or secure an even more dominant position. In this BJJ class we covered how to move to back control while securing the body triangle, how to roll to a triangle as well as how to finish with an armbar. Each attack had a different que letting us know which technique would be the most efficient and the most effective. Then in order to learn how to apply the techniques under pressure we did some drilling. These drills allowed Crossroads BJJ students to refine these techniques further by understanding when to go for each technique, how to make the submissions tighter and how our training are going to attempt escape the Kimora grip from a different position. These drills are a key component to making our students Jiu-Jitsu practical as opposed to being simply theoretical. And practical knowledge is what you need to be effective in s self defense situation. 

if you are interested in learning more about what Jiu-Jitsu can provide for you and your family, come down and watch or try a class on us. You will experience first hand how much fun learning Jiu-Jitsu is and how training in a safe and friendly environment is not only the best way to learn how to defend yourself but also the best way to get in amazing shape and make a great group of friends. It’s so simple to get started, all you need to do is fill out the form on our getting started page and one of our coaches will reach out to you and help answer any questions you may have. Don’t wait until january 1st to start being your best you, start today.