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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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All four of my children love it. Top notch instruction, warm and welcoming staff.

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Knee-on-Belly!

The most uncomfortable position in Jiu-Jitsu: knee on belly! The knee on belly position in bjj offers the top player a tremendous amount of control, the ability to be mobile and the power to make the person on the bottom life completely miserable. The position looks exactly as its name would have you believe, your knee positioned over your training partners sternum letting gravity push your weight through their body. In Jiu-Jitsu the ability to make your opponent uncomfortable has a large benefit because it forces a reaction, and taking advantage of reactions is what BJJ is all about.

 

In last nights class at Crossroads BJJ in CT we worked though a basic fight sequence starting with one of the more common self defense techniques. The attacker reaches for our neck in an attempt to choke us, this reach allows us to use a variation of an old judo through to bring the fight to the ground where our attacker is unable to generate any power to continue their attack. After the through we covered 2 different follow up techniques, a nearside armbar or landing in the knee on belly position. From the knee on belly position we covered 2 additional bjj techniques, an escape from the position and a far side armbar.

 

Want to learn more about how to get started training Jiu-Jitsu in CT? Check out the Get Started page and one of our instructors will get in touch with you and tell you everything you need know about how to get started. Crossroads offers beginners classes 3 days a week specifically designed for people who want to learn self defense and martial arts but haven’t trained a day in their lives! These beginners bjj classes are all thought by Me, Dustin Rhodes (bjj black belt, judo brown belt) and are taught with two primary objectives developing your Jiu-Jitsu schools in a way that will promote long term success and keeping all of our students at Crossroads BJJ save. Jiu-Jitsu has helped me live a better  healthier and happier life and I want to share those benefits with you. Come down, try a class and see what it’s all about. You’ve got nothing to lose!!

 

-Dustin

Crossroads BJJ Head Instructor

BJJ Black Belt/ Judo Brown Belt

Waterford, CT

New London County

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