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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 – Creating Off Balance

Last night during Team Training at Crossroads BJJ we discussed the concept of using off balance to attack and disrupt the top players attempts to pass our guard. Most of the time when a student begins learning BJJ they become hyper focused on using there arms to fight from the guard. Since we use our arms for almost everything it is understandable to see how this can happen, but like with everything else in Jiu-Jitsu we must retrain our brains. Our legs are much stronger than our arms so it makes since to use them as our primary tool when fighting off of our back.

In last nights BJJ class we focused on queuing off of particular movements to create off balance, which caused the top player to either be swept, attempt to correct and open themselves up for a submission or at the very least reset their position.

This off balancing concept works from all guards and is a great way to create reactions. In bjj it is very unlikely that the first move you attempt is successful, however that first move will create a reaction. The more you train Jiu-Jitsu the more of those reactions you will be able to take advantage of.