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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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The Crossroads Martial Arts Curriculum: Lesson 13

In Lesson 13 of the Crossroads Martial Arts Curriculium we cover bjj techniques from the guard! The guard position is what has made Jiu-jitsu famous and changed how we view a fight. In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu the guard gives you the ability to defend yourself on your back, so just because somebody is on top of you it doesn’t mean you have lost! You have the ability to choke, sweep or apply a number of arm and shoulder locks from the guard position. It is this reason that you must learn to pass the guard! 

Lesson 13 of the Crossroads Martial Arts Curriculium teaches you how to pass the guard from the standing position. To do this we must have proper footwork and we must keep our posture. If we don’t keep good posture or have our feet in the correct position we can easily be swept and lose the more dominant position in a self defense situation. In this bjj class once you know how to stand up properly we cover what can happen when you don’t.

When somebody is attempting to stand up in the guard there are a number of mistakes that can be taken advantage of and in Lesson 13 of the Crossroads Martial Arts Curriculium we cover two sweeps that take advantage of poor foot placement by the person who is attempting to stand. Sweeps are an amazing tool to turn the tide of a self defense situation or a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu tournament because while bjj gives us the ability to defend ourselves off our back, it is always best to be in the top position where you can apply pressure and more effectively control the fight.

If you are interested in learning more about learning Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and live in the New London / Groton CT area check out http://crossroadsbjj.com/getstarted/ and get ready to get in amazing shape, while learning, having fun and meeting great people. Crossroads BJJ is proud to offer classes 7 days a week with all of your Fundamentals (beginners) and Team Training classes taught by a black belt with over a decade of teaching experience.