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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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BJJ Team Training: Adding to your system

When you have spend enough time training Brazilian jiu-jitsu you learn to anticipate the most common reactions your sparring will have to your techniques and this ability allows you to think ahead. By training a move so much that you understand the most common ways people will try to stop or counter your techniques you can begin to add techniques to your arsenal of moves that work with your opponents counters. As you add connecting techniques together and begin to understand when to switch between each of the bjj techniques you have mastered you begin to create a system, 

In our BJJ Team Training class we are building a system of guard passes designed to help you pass your opponents guard efficiently by reading grips, body position and reactions. Last night we added a third pass to this system which now gives us a pass to deal with 3 different situations from one passing position. By knowing what to do be upper body tie ups, lower body tie ups and lower body tie ups and a secondary reaction (hip movement) we can be constantly working to pass while at the same time not burning all your energy.  

Having a system or game plan in every position and being able to execute it under pressure is the trait of an advanced BJJ player. While white belts spent there time learning new techniques, blue belts are working on combining techniques and making the execution of those bjj techniques easier.