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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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6AM Jiu-Jitsu: Starting the day in the Flow

Yesterday started off the way everyday should, with Jiu-Jitsu! As we always do with our 6AM Jiu-Jitsu classes we started off working through a flow drill to get everybody warmed up. Starting with how to break open the closed guard and trap the bottom BJJ players leg to make it easier to pass. Breaking the closed guard is one of the more difficult tasks in bjj because there are a number of small details that need to be accomplished while the bottom Jiu-Jitsu player is trying to stop you. Incorporating Guard Breaks into our flow drills allows new students to develop this skill over time while working into other essential Jiu-Jitsu techniques. 

From the guard break we drilled passing the guard, and then a long step to take the mount position, and the bump escape. today during this drill we also talked about the defense aspects of each position, where our elbows should be, how are legs should positioned. Making sure we understand how to position our bodies defensively prevents a bad situation from getting worse which is one of the main concepts of martial arts and self defense.