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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.

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; No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu The X- Guard

Last night during our no-gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu class we took a look at the X-Guard and how we can  use it to sweep in-order to move from the Bottom Position to the Top position and also how to initiate off balance and then move to a submission. The X-Guard is a modern sport jiu-jitsu guard that allows you to sweep your opponent in several directions keeping them confused on which technique you are attempting to use. The misdirection that the X-guard allows you to use makes transitioning between attacks easier because your opponent can not easily keep his or her balance. 

In this class we drilled two different techniques, a sweep where you move from the bottom to the top position and a counter to the top bjj player defending the first sweep where we move into a leg lock. Because the X-guard puts you so close to the legs there are a wide range of leg locks you can move into, in this particular jiu-jitsu class we transitioned to a calf slicer. Because of the lack of grips the No-Gi Jiu-jitsu game is much different than when you are wearing the GI- or Kimono. So in order to excel in No-Gi Jiu-jitsu you must master the art of transmission and be able to move smoothly from one position to another. The skills you develop training in no-gi jiu-jitsu are a great compliment to those that you learn in the Gi and vice-versa.

If you are interested in learning Brazilian Jiu-jitsu either for Competition or self defense come down to Crossroads Brazilian jiu-jitsu and try a class. Crossroads BJJ offers classes for all levels of jiu-jitsu practitioners whether you have never stepped on the mat and are interested in trying it out or if you have been training for years and are new to the area. If you’d like to know more about BJJ click on our getting started page and get in touch with one of our coaches. Don’t wait another Day get started on reaching your goals today!