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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: Knee on Belly Submissions

Last night during our fundamentals class at Crossroads BJJ we drilled 3 submissions from the knee on belly position. The knee on bell position is a great position that offers a number of submissions, the ability to be mobile d the ability to put the bottom Jiu-Jitsu player under a great deal of pressure. This pressure can cause the bottom bjj player to panic and make mistakes, and this mistakes are opportunities for the person in the top position to find a submission.

In this BJJ class we covered the baseball bat choke, a variation of the baseball bat choke when your initial grip was to loose and an armbar for when the bottom Jiu-Jitsu player attempts to push with their arms to stop the choke from happening. These 3 submissions link together nicely since the defense to one leads to the other. Another great benefit to knowing a number of submissions is that your training partner must be very careful when they are working to escape because one small mistake can lead to a submission. 

After the technical portion of class finished up with a number of positional drills designed to help people master the skills they have learned. Working a technique against somebody who is trying to stop you is much different than working a bjj technique when somebody is letting you do it. So to make sure our techniques will work in the real world we must attempt to stop our friends from being successful in the gym. Only then will we develop the balance, timing and problem solving skills required to be able to truly defend ourselves in a self defense situation.