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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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CT BJJ: Have an impassable guard

One of the things you learn very early on in your Jiu-Jitsu career is that bad positions are bad for a reason. Not only are you more likely to get submitted in an inferior position but these positions can also be very uncomfortable. So while it is extremely important to train yourself to be comfortable in positions like the bottom of side control or mount it is equally important to learn how to prevent your bjj training partner from getting to those positions. The idea of being stuck in these “bad positions” seem so frightening that in most cases just the idea of being trapped is enough to get some people from even attempting to learn Jiu-Jitsu in the first place. 

In your study of Jiu-Jitsu you will learn how to survive and be comfortable in bad positions, then you will learn to escape bad positions and then you will learn to prevent people from getting good position on you at all. There are a number of bjj techniques that are designed to stop the guard pass and this morning at our 6am Jiu-Jitsu class we drilled several of them as responses to different styles of guard passing.  

Learning to protect yourself is really the foundation of all martial arts practices, in Jiu-Jitsu this means bringing the fight to the ground and securing a position where you are safe and your opponent has no effective way to harm you. However we don’t always end up on top in a fight, there are an infinite number of reasons you may end up on your back in a fight and if you don’t know what to do to keep yourself safe you could get seriously hurt.  

If you are interested in learning authentic brazilian Jiu-Jitsu come by Waterford Fitness, the new home of Crossroads BJJ. Crossroads BJJ offers Brazilian Jiujitsu classes morning, noon and night so you can always fit Jiu-Jitsu into your busy schedule. All you need to do is click the “Getting Started” tab and one of our instructors will answer any questions you may have and help get you started living your best life!