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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
5
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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
5
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All four of my children love it. Top notch instruction, warm and welcoming staff.

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Jiu-Jitsu to Start the Day

The 6am Jiu-Jitsu class starts a little slow at Crossroads BJJ, but just to give all of our students a chance to warm up and train safely. Once everybody got there blood moving we started getting into some martial arts techniques. 

This morning we covered 3 techniques starting from the knee on Belly position. If the bottom Jiu-Jitsu player does not know the proper technique to escape we set up a position we call the hug which is an excellent control position from side control that makes escaping extremely difficult. So naturally the next position we worked was the proper way to escape knee on Belly. This includes the correct direction to move and the correct position to keep your arms. In Jiu-Jitsu details matter and a small mistake can lead to you being submitted.

From the knee on Belly we improved our position to the half guard. From the half guard the bottom Jiu-Jitsu player began further improving his position by moving under the top bjj players hips. This allows a smaller person to use mechanical advantage to off balance a larger stronger opponent and reverse them to get on top. Jiu-Jitsu is all about improving your position to prevent your opponent from causing you harm while you are able to control the situation making it a very powerful tool to defend yourself against somebody bigger and stronger than you.