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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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Crossroads BJJ CT: Fundamentals of Side Control

This past weekend we started Lesson 1 of the Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Curriculum. Starting on the feet with how to defend a standing headlock.  Most of the time when a fight starts it happens before we realize a fight is starting, and you are forced to fight out of a dangerous position. A headlock is a very powerful position where an attacker has control over your neck and head, which gives them the ability to throw you on the ground or keep you in place while they attempt to hit you. In this lesson of the Crossroads BJJ Curriculum we go over how to bring the fight to the ground landing in the top position where we can protect our self from getting punched or kicked, and end the fight safely.

Once the fight has been brought to the ground you need to understand what positions you are safe in and what positions you are in danger. In this BJJ class we teach all of our students in the Groton CT and New London CT area the Fundamentals on the Cross-Side position. The side control position gives you a position where you have an incredible amount of control over your opponent and a large number of submission options. In BJJ we say position before submission, which means we are always looking to secure a position where we are first able to keep ourselves safe. Keeping yourself safe means controlling dominant positions and this is what we covered in our last Fundamentals of BJJ class. Understanding the four different positions you can keep your arms in and what benefits each arm position provides. Once everybody understood this concept we adding a transition to the mount position where we finished the class with a mounted triangle.