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

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CT BJJ: Consistancy is Key

Nothing will help you see how much you are actually improving on the mat more than a consistent training schedule. With anything you take on there will be days you feel like your beginning to understand and improve and other days where things don’t feel like they are working at all. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is no different, and there are several factors which can contribute to how you feel about how you did in class. We’re you tired? Did you eat enough? Is there something stressful you are dealing with? These all make a difference on how things go during class, and of course the person you are training with has similar things going on in their lives. So if your training partner is having a great day and you only got 2 hours of sleep you may end up tapping more than you normally would. 

External factors play a large roll on how you do on the mat but the important thing to remember is that everyone you step on the mat you are improving your Jiu-Jitsu. If you are not on the mat consistently you will lose these little bumps in skill before you acquire enough of them to notice that you are actually improving. I’m Jiu-Jitsu you don’t always notice that you are getting better, in fact some days you may feel like you are moving backwards. This feeling of “getting worse” is really just your mind playing tricks on you, in fact you are actually improving every class, you just don’t notice it. If you don’t believe me, commit to training a certain number of times each week and follow through, regardless of if your tired, hungry, sore, or just not in a good mood and see how much progress you make.  Always remember Jiu-Jitsu is a marathon, not a sprint.

if you are interested in learning bjj and live in the New London / Groton area come by Crossroads BJJ and try a class on us. Located in the New Waterford Fitness gym right off I-95 and just minutes away from the Groton, CT sub base and Connecticut College! Come by, check out a class and see how Jiu-Jitsu can help you live a happier and healthier life!