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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.

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: X-Guard

Take downs, sweeps and submissions we’re all covered during last nights no-gi Jiu-Jitsu class as Coach James put together a very well rounded class where all of our students were able to take away some new tools to add to thier game.  

The Jiu-Jitsu  class started on on the feet with take downs, as we worked picking up and finishing the single-leg takedown, a strong wrestling technique. The focus was circling and off balancing our BJJ training partner to bring them to the hound and land in a strong top position. 

From the ground we transitioned in to X-guard to pick up where we left off last week. In this class the focus was on manipulating the angle of our Jiu-Jitsu training partners knees to either sweep them and improve our position by gettining on top where we can use angles and a little help from gravity gain more control, or create a situation where our training partner tries to avoid being swept and puts thier hands on the ground. Once the hands are on the ground it becomes easier to apply leg locks. In this nogi Jiu-Jitsu class we transitioned to the straight knee bar.

The martial art of brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is really about using our intellect to find the easiest submission to apply. We always want to assume that if we have to ever use our martial arts training that our opponent will be bigger, faster and stronger than us, so we must rely on our intelligence to win. This means using our whole body to attack a small part of our Jiu-Jitsu training partners body, in this case our whole body works to manipulate the angle of the knee which in turn changes the way our training partner is standing and that change in stance allows us to attack either thier balance or the leg itself.   

If you are interested in learning more about getting started in Jiu-Jitsu then stop waiting and start doing. Crossroads BJJ offers a wide range of classes for day one students looking to learn how to defend themselves in self defense situation or to advanced students interested in learning x-guard kneebar transitions for thier next competition. Come down, try a class and get started! Learning Jiu-Jitsu will be the best decision you’ve ever made!