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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 Team Training: Staying Ahead

If you want to keep your opponent reacting to you in bjj, you need to know what your options are from each position and what the most common reactions to those options. The more ways your opponent has to react to your options or movements the harder it is to stay ahead simply because it will take you longer to cycle through your catalog of jiu-jitsu techniques and select the right option. The more you can limit your opponents options, the less bjj techniques he will be able to use. The fewer techniques your opponent has the ability to implement the less techniques you will need to counter his moves and the faster you will be able to react.

In our Brazilian Jiu-jitsu team training class we continued to work creating situations that limit our training partners options from the guard. With the evolution of jiu-jitsu new guards are always being developed which makes getting put in unfamiliar territory a common accurance if you are in the habit of letting your training partner move around freely, by limiting his movement we can keep the bjj match in familiar territory where we know the most common reactions and can plan ahead.  

In our Brazilian Jiu-jitsu team Training last night we covered 3 options for passing the guard once we had gained control over our training partners legs. Once we control a majority of there body it becomes very hard for them to move as well as we can in the top position. Because there are only a few things the bottom player can attempt it is much easier for us to stay ahead and dictate the pace of the match.