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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 Rolling Drill Collar Chokes and Transitions

This past Saturday we started working on the Rolling Drill in our Fundamentals of BJJ class in New London County CT. The Rolling Drill is a series of techniques strung together in a way where each person can repeat the techniques repeatedly, flowing from position to position. This drill is create for developing timing and paying attention to detail while moving. It is always easier to think of techniques as solitary items, however when we are sparring that is never the case. When you begin to spar you learn that not everything goes your way, your sparring partners defend your techniques, they perform their techniques on you despite your best efforts to defend them, and because of this you must learn to fight from where you are. 

The rolling drill helps teach you the technical thing to do when things aren’t going your way, because the drill is non-resistive, meaning that your partner does not resist any of the techniques you are applying to them you both have the ability to focus solely executing the technical details that make jiu-jitsu ( BJJ ) so effective at the proper time. In Saturdays drill we focused on attacking the basic collar choke but doing it in transition when it is harder to defend. Once everybody say the proper time to attack the collar choke we began working the proper time to defend. BJJ is all about timing your techniques properly, if you do the right technique but your timing is incorrect you will struggle to perform the move and you will end up using to much strength to achieve your objective. If you repeat this mentality through to many positions you will get tired and eventually lose. The rolling drill is a great way to make your jiu-jitsu techniques feel effortless.