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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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BJJ Back Control

At Crossroads BJJ CT we are always working in developing a strong foundation for your long term growth in Jiu-Jitsu, this means developing the most basic techniques to a very high level. In last night class our primary focus was on maintaining Back Control. Back control is one of Jiu-Jitsu’s strongest position. The back control position allows the bjj practitioner to  attack his opponent with a number of submissions but more importantly it allows him to be in a position where there is almost no risk of being hit or submitted. So the longer you can maintain/hold this position the longer you can protect yourself and the more time you will have to submit your bjj training partner. In bjj we refer to this approach as position before submission.

Class started from the feet using an arm drag get behind our opponent, from here we used our weight to drag our Jiu-Jitsu training partner to the ground before we put both hooks in and secured the position. Once we had back control we spend a majority of the class developing the arms and legs skill required to  maintain the position. Once everybody in class had a firm grasp on how to maintain the position we finished the class by going over the rear naked choke (RNC). The RNC is the most powerful way to finish a fight and is what bjj became known for back in the early days of the UFC. It is s safe and highly effective way to end a self defense situation and is something every Jiu-Jitsu practitioner should be proficient at.

If your interest in learning more about bjj in ct then stop waiting and start doing! We have classes 7 days a week with classes designed for students with 0 days experience to classes for those who have been training for what seems like forever. At Crossroads we will take you from somebody who had never grappled to a high level practitioner and make sure you have fun in each and every class. Don’t wait, start living the life you want today!

Dustin

Crossroads BJJ Head Instructor

BJJ Black Belt/ Judo Brown Belt

Waterford, CT

New London County

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