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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: The Leg Lock Game

Last night during our competition Training Class at Crossroads BJJ we delved deeper into the leg lock game. If you want to be successful competing in the current jiu-jitsu scene you need to have a good understanding of leg locks and leg lock defense and because your legs make up 50 percent of your body it only makes sense to learn this aspect of the bjj game. With the development of the submission only competition scene leg attacks make even more sense when you get no points for passing the guard. Why waste all your energy attempting to pass the guard of a high level jiu-jitsu player if he or she is leaving their legs open to a submission. 

After everybody was warmed up we began working a leg pummeling drill. Based on the idea that your legs are safe from being attacked in certain position and susceptible to being attacked in others this drill allowed us to work getting out of dangerous spots and into safe spots without having to worry about the submission just yet. After drilling this skill we began working on an foot lock entry, discussing where exactly you want your legs to be positioned to prevent our jiu-jitsu training parter from escaping easily. Once everybody understood where to put their legs we began drilling for speed. In jiu-jitsu seconds and even milliseconds count, once you see an opening you don’t want to hesitate or the opportunity will disappear. You must be able to recognize an opportunity and jump on it. 

If your interested in learning a new skill and getting in the best shape of your life stop waiting, come down and try a class. At Crossroads you will find a a Martial Arts class designed specifically to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals. Crossroads BJJ offers Classes for all skill ranges from beginners new to BJJ and who are interested in learning Self Defense to Classes designed for those who are looking to push themselves both mentally and physically in competition. Whatever you are looking for at Crossroads BJJ you are going to get in great shape and have a lot of fun doing it. Come down, try a class and get started Today!