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Great instructor and students I highly recommended this school.

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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!

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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.

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Instructor is wonderful with kids. Very patient and has them engaged throughout the whole class time.

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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.

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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!

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

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BJJ CT: Taking away space

When you first begin learning Jiu-Jitsu there is a very simple rule that helps you figure out what you should be doing in each position. If you are on top in a dominant position your goal is to keep tight to your Jiu-Jitsu training partner and take away the space they need to escape, if you are on the bottom and in the inferior position your goal is to create space. 

In Jiu-Jitsu if you are in the dominant position your first priority is to keep that position and this is done applying pressure to your bjj training partner is specific spots on their body. It is only once you are able to control your Jiu-Jitsu training partner that you will be able to secure submissions. If you are in the inferior position your job is to create space through framing in order to first be comfortable and second to be able to move yourself to a better position. Framing is a term we use in bjj to describe how we use our arms and legs to create and maintain space or distance between us and our training partner. And a majority of each sparring session in bjj is grappling to either take away space or create space depending on which position you are in. In Jiu-Jitsu it is always position before submission. 

If you are interested in learning more about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Click the getting started tab and one of our coaches will answer any questions you may have. Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is located right off of I-95 in Waterford, CT and is just minutes from the U.S Navy Base in Groton, CT and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT.  Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers classes morning, noon, and night so no matter what your schedule theres a time to train!