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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.

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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 CT: The Turtle Position

July 18, 2017

Tonight was all about knowing what to do from the Turtle position at Crossroads BJJ. If you are unfamiliar with BJJ nomenclature, the turtle position is what we call the position when somebody is on their hands and knees, a position that typically happens when a person is trying to stand up.

Our objective in Jiu-Jitsu is to try to get and keep a fight on the ground, the turtle position is one of the more common ways somebody will try to get off the ground so we must understand how to apply pressure in order to prevent this from happening. In tonight’s class we learned a number of different options to maintain the top position and even improve our position when the bottom BJJ player attempts to turn over to attempt to stand. This class was all about where to put pressure while looking for the opportunity to sink in a submission.

We drilled the rear naked choke from two different positions, showing the versatility of this submission, attacking both while the bottom player is rolling away and if we miss that opportunity using pressure to move to back control and looking for the choke again from an even more dominant position!