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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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CT BJJ: Noon-Jitsu – Throws and Guard Passes

Today during todays noon Jiu-Jitsu class at Crossroads BJJ and Martial Arts we started working some Judo from the stand up position working a simple inside trip and then combining it with an outside trip to get the fight to ground. Since every fight and every competition starts from the standing position learning martial arts techniques from the stand up grappling position is essential for developing balance, coordination and confidence in your technical abilities. It is also important to drill these throws and self defense techniques from the feet because the breathing on the feet is very different than on the ground. 

Once on the ground we drilled a guard pass from the standing position referred to as the Tetere pass, this is a speed pass designed to get you Jiu-Jitsu training partners legs out of position with some quick foot movement and an advantageous grip on the pants. We discussed and drilled several details of the pass to make it more effective and then discussed one potential way that our Jiu-Jitsu training partner could stop the pass. From this defense we drilled a simple ankle lock set up which allowed the top player to attack both the forward and backward directions. Combining your attacks in different directions makes more difficult for your training partner to predict your movements and stop your attack.