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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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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Positioned to Attack

The hardest attack to defend is the one you don’t see coming. In jiu-jitsu this applies to every position, if we can position ourselves in such a way where we have multiple attack options depending on how our opponent reacts. In BJJ an attack not only refers to submissions but also positional advancement like guard passes and sweeps.  

Today in our Team Training class at Crossroads BJJ we discuss how to put ourselves in a position where we have multiple opions to pass the guard from the standing position. Last week we worked standing to break the closed guard, and this week we continue that chain by discussing how to set up a more refined guard passing strategy. Once we stand in the guard the bottom player will immediately begin to try and set up their guard and if we do not begin to neutralize thier attacks we will be put in a position where we are defending instead of working to pass. 

In BJJ we must work to shut down attacks before they become a problem. Once we achieve this position where the bottom jiu-jitsu player has limited options we can begin to predict what these reactions will be with a higher rate of success. And if you know the jiu-jitsu players reactions before they do you will be able to make smarter choices, allowing you to beat your opponent with intellect and not strength