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Pat Matthews reviewed Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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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!

David Lane reviewed Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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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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Jiu-jitsu Fundamentals: Escape and Sweep

Saturday afternoon is the perfect time for escaping knee-on-belly and once you start training Jiu-Jitsu you’ll realize that it’s never a bad time to escape knee-on-Belly. The knee-on-belly position in bjj is very dynamic allowing the bjj player in the top position an amazing amount of mobility but also the ability to generate an incredible amount of pressure. This Saturday we started our Fundamentals of BJJ class understanding the difference between escaping side control and the knee on belly position, often times new students will attempt the same type of escape from these two positions because in both cases the top player is to the side of us, however because the top player has more mobility and different points of pressure we must change the escape we use. In this Jiu-Jitsu class we discussed an escape that allowed you to trap your training partners leg and put yourself in the half guard position.

Once in the half guard we drilled 2 techniques that work very well together based on where the top player is putting there weight. If they are leaning towards us we roll them over the top and if they are leaning away from us then we come up to our knees and get to the top of the Turtle position which we covered earlier in the week.

If your interested in learning more about learning brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Martial Arts come down and try a class, Crossroads BJJ’s head Instructor Dustin has spent the last 11 years teaching Jiu-Jitsu and has developed a safe fun and effective way to teach people with no grappling experience in a way that allows them to excel. At Crossroads our beginners classes help teach Martial Arts to people of all ages and all walks of life. Every class you can find 50 year old men and women sharing the mat with high school and college students, and all of them having fun!