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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.

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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.

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!

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

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CT BJJ; Side Control Escapes and Submissions

One of the Common themes at Crossroads BJJ lately has been understanding which submissions are available off of techniques performed incorrectly. Looking for mistakes during a technique gives the person on top the correct situations to attempt submissions but also forces the bjj player escaping or transitioning to a different position to execute the technique perfectly. 

In Last nights Team Training Class we continued our study of escaping from the crossface and paid particularly close attention to the position of our arms and how even a slight mistake can lead to a much more difficult experience while escaping. In this class we were working escaping using an underhook and then based on the top BJJ players reaction to that undertook selecting the proper technique to use. Drilling two possible options to escape using the undertook means we will not be fighting out of a bad position with strength because at Crossroads BJJ we always want to train in a way where we assume that our opponent will be stronger, bigger and faster than us. This means if we are only successful using a technique when we put all of our strength behind it then when we have to grapple with somebody who is stronger than us we will lose and the bjj technique will not work effectively.

There are some common mistakes that are made when attempting to get to the undertook position and these mistakes not only allow the top bjj player to hold the bottom player down and prevent there escape but also allow them to attack the arm. In Last nights Team Training class we went over the kimora and the straight armbar off of these mistakes. Jiu-jitsu is a game of inches and if we can take advantage of our Jiu-Jitsu training partners moving an inch in the wrong direction then we will be successful.