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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.

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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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Morning Jiu-Jitsu: Creating a Sequence

This morning during the 6AM Jiu-Jitsu class at Crossroads BJJ we worked on building a sequence of techniques off of the armbar from guard. The armbar from guard is a basic technique that the bottom Jiu-Jitsu player can attack with and from this attack the top player can only react a few different ways to successfully defend the submission attempt. If we have been training Jiu-Jitsu long enough we begin to learn what the most likely defenses to our attacks will be and we can anticipate those reactions and then train ourselves to react accordingly.

In this class the defense to the armbar was a basic stack, and because getting folding in half in not comfortable, especially at 6 in the morning we always work to defend the stack position. In this case we abandon the armbar to look for an arm drag. An arm drag is a simple technique that allows us to work towards our Jiu-Jitsu training partners back. From this arm drag we took our training partners back which allowed them to work an escape from back control and then start the drill all over again because as always repetition is what makes the difference when the pressure is on.