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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: Understanding Walls

Over the last week during the technique and strategy class at Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu located inside the brand new Waterford Fitness Facility in New London County we have been discussing the idea of using our body to create walls in order to prevent people from escaping from the side control position. By breaking down how the bottom Jiu-Jitsu player can move in order to escape effectively we can begin to understand where we need to place our arms, legs, torso and even our head to stop the bottom player from moving effectively. However in a martial art as dynamic as Jiu-Jitsu positions are always changing, so I order to maintain control we must learn when to change where we are placing our walls. In the last several bjj classes we discussed how we can adapt to positional changes by adjusting our angles, where we are applying weight with our upper body and where we are placing our hands and legs so that we can maintain control while moving and the bottom Jiu-Jitsu player is moving.

The idea of being mobile while maintaining control is especially important because it is what allows you to maintain the top position while controlling Bigger stronger opponents.  Instead of staying still and getting pushed around by somebody who is stronger than you, you move yourself to a position where they are weak. This process continues until the bottom Jiu-Jitsu player fatigued themselves. Once the stronger person is exhausted they are no longer the stronger person losing their  advantage. If your interested in learning more about how Jiu-Jitsu can help you feel more confident, healthier, and happier click the Getting Started link or simply swing by Waterford Fitness located right off 1-95 and just minutes away from Groton and New London Connecticut. Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu wants you to experience authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, come down try a class on us and see what it’s all about!