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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: The Stand up game

Everything starts on the feet, whether it be a bjj competition or an attack on the street where you are forced to defend yourself. So in order to feel confident in your ability to defend yourself you must know how to grapple in the standing position, which means knowing where to keep your balance as somebody is trying to move you, knowing where your arms, legs and head need to be to protect yourself. Learning this skills takes time and repetition the same as the techniques we use on the ground.

At Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in both our fundamentals class and our competition class we cover stand up techniques with and without the gi. But more importantly we cover the techniques and mindset you need to have in three selerate situations you may encounter, a Jiu-Jitsu competition, a fight where you know your in a fight before you get attacked,  and a fight where you are caught by surprise. Using simple and effective techniques that work regardless of strength or flexibility you will be able to keep yourself safe. 

 

If you are interested in discovering how brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can add to your life click the “Getting Started” tab and one of our instructors will answer any questions you may have about getting started.   Located just minutes off of I-95 in Waterford, CT near both the U.S.Navy Base in Groton, CT and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT inside the brand new Waterford Fitness Center.