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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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6AM Jiu-Jitsu: Understanding Timing

This morning during our 6am Jiu-Jitsu class at Crossroads BJJ we discussed timing and how it applies to when you should switch which Jiu-Jitsu technique you are using. When you are sparring in Jiu-Jitsu and your training partner is resisting there will come a time during that resistance where they begin to be successful. If when your partners technique begins to be successful you do not switch what you are doing then you will lose. 

In todays Jiu-Jitsu class we discussed this idea from the perspective of the bottom Jiu-Jitsu player using the elbow escape to improve their position and move from side control to the guard. In this case if we are focused on controlling the torso to hold our training partner and they begin to work in their knee to escape the top player must switch from controlling the torso to controlling the legs. If we do not switch our control then our bjj training partner will improve there position, and once this has happened if we continue to try and control the torso then we leave ourself open to getting submitted with an armbar. 

Timing is essentially how soon we react to our Jiu-Jitsu training partners movements and techniques. In the beginning of your bjj training you will end up compensating for the lack of timing with speed. And it is this over use of speed that creates fatigue. By moving sooner instead of faster and being more selective with how we use these attributes we can spar for longer periods of time and prevent ourselves from reaching exhaustion.