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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.

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 : Refine, Refine, Refine

The more you drill a technique the more details you will feel, the better you will be able to position your body to apply pressure and the more seamlessly you will be able to move through the individual steps of that technique. This is why each class in our BJJ Team Training program builds off the previous class. Building each class off of the previous class allows students to drill and refine the techniques they learned in the previous class and then work new techniques determined by possible reactions from thier opponent.   

Last Thursday we continued on our current theme of passing the closed guard from the standing position, adding how to suitcase the legs in order to keep our opponents legs out of position and prevent them from getting any offense started. Then once the legs are neutralized move to the mount position. While last class we primarily worked standing and then working to either knee on belly or side control when our opponent is using upper body grips  (collar, sleeve) in Thursday’s class we covered what to do when your opponent shuts down these passes by switching to a pants grip. 

In Grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu everything starts with gripping or grabbing. The grip your opponent uses tells you what they are trying to do or prevent. If you ignore your opponents grips the. You will always be a step behind. In order to choose the correct technique you must account for how your opponent is grabbing you. 

By moving with what our opponent is providing we move towards the pant grip and then using our body weight pin the legs. Once the legs have been neutralized we can work to improve our position. Remember everything in bjj is position before submission. 

If you are interested in learning BJJ come down to Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and start training at a school that will not only get you in shape and give you all the tools you need to  go from white belt to black belt stop by for a free trial and experience first hand how easy it is to get started. Crossroads BJJ prides itself on making jiu-jitsu available to everybody so don’t wait another day, stop in and start learning BJJ today!