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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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Kid-Jitsu: Effective Martial Arts for Children

Another great Kids Martial Arts Class in the books at Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. With the main goal of the Kids Martial Arts class at Crossroads BJJ being to get all of our students to understand how to move there bodies, gaining both balance and coordination which in turn gives them confidence in themselves. 

This class started off with balance drills and a lot of movement to get everybody ready for technique. While Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that focuses primarily on controlling somebody larger and stronger on the ground it is important that our students have good balance so that if they every have to use there Jiu-Jitsu to protect themselves from a bully that they don’t just fall down, Body Control is essential to excelling in the martial arts. 

During the technical portion of class we worked another simple sweep, and then moved into a position where the top student could control the bottom student, and then worked to a position were the top student had an even greater advantage. Our focus in the kids martial arts class is always on how to control somebody bigger than you. If your child is ever bullied, the bully will most likely be larger than them and if they are larger then they are generally stronger. In the Kids martial arts class we drill simple techniques that every student can perform on their first day, everything is about giving your child the confidence they need to carry themselves in a way where they are not a target for bullies.