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

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CT BJJ: One Position, Three Moves

During our Team Training Class at Crossroads BJJ we continued working out from the bottom of side control. After having spend the last several classes discussing the finer points of elbow positioning, the correct way to move your arm to escape while avoiding being submitted we began to discuss escapes other than the elbow escape. In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu details matter and having something as small as your elbow being an inch or so out of place and have extreme consequences, not only will you most likely not be able to escape you also leave yourself open to submissions. 

A large part of jiu-jitsu is moving yourself into positions where you can set up attacks, this extends to the bottom of side control where we need to have our arms and legs in the correct position to be mobile, in this particular positions our “attacks” are our escapes. By getting on to our sides with our arms and legs in the proper positions we can perform 3 escapes, todays BJJ class focused on the third escape, getting to the turtle position, and from the turtle position there  are a number of ways we can move into positions where we can attack. We also discussed how not all turtle position are equal.