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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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BJJ CT: sweeps

While Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gives you the ability to defend yourself while somebody is on top of you it is not the best spot to be. Always remember that Jiu-Jitsu is position before submission, so we are always looking to to put ourselves in a position were we can control our bjj training partner. It is this ability to control somebody who does not want to be controlled that keeps you safe. 

In this mornings No-Gi bjj class we covered two sweeps from the butterfly guard. In Jiu-Jitsu a sweep is defined as a technique that moves you from the bottom position to the top positiom while at the same time moving your Jiu-Jitsu training partner from the top position to on their back. Achieving a position where you can perform a sweep requires managing grips, angles and distance. By managing who has the better gripping you can limit the to Jiu-Jitsu players ability to pass your guard, and if your bjj training partner can not pass you have an infinite amount of time to work your sweep. Once you negate your bjj training partners grips you can then move to the proper angle and work to sweep moving yourself to a position where it is much easier to protect yourself.  

If your interested in learning more about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu come check out Crossroads BJJ located inside the new Waterford Fitness Center located right off I-95 in New London County CT. Simply click the Getting Started link and one of our staff members will help answer any questions you may have about getting started learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers classes morning, noon, and night so no matter what your schedule there’s no excuse not to get on the mat, start training and change your life for the better!