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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
5
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All four of my children love it. Top notch instruction, warm and welcoming staff.

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CT BJJ: 6AM Classes

Our New and Improved Schedule is a Go and we couldn’t have started the first 6AM jiu-jitsu class off on a better note. With 6 People on the mats ready to train we got in some good work before most people are on the road headed to work. The dedication of the students at Crossroads BJJ never ceases to amaze me. At Crossroads BJJ were taking away all the excuses so all you get is results and the formula is simple, the more time you spend on the mats the better your going to feel and the better your jiu-jitsu is going to get. 

We started the class off with a no-resistance flow drill to get everybody moving and get the blood flowing. The rolling drill is one of my favorite drills since it allows you to move through several positions in a continuous loop, this allows you to focus on adding crucial details into your game while learning how to transition from one technique to the next. 

After we warmed up we went onto working on how to maintain your posture in the closed guard. This skill is essential in jiu-jitsu if you want to be able to improve your position and work to a submission. Once everybody understood how to maintain thier posture we working on using the bottom jiu-jitsu players attempt to off balance us and break our posture as an opportunity to pass  the guard. 

We ended the class with a number of positional drills where we attempted to use the techniques we covered in our jiu-jitsu class with our training partner working to stop us. This drilling is what makes jiu-jitsu so effective. Learning how to deal with somebody who doesn’t want you to get the bjj technique. It is in these drills you develop good timing, balance and coordination and without these attributes you will never be able to successfully execute your techniques against a resisting opponent who may be bigger, stronger and faster than you.