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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!

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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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Noon-Jistu: BJJ Flow Drills

Another great Noon-Jitsu class in the books! This afternoon we covered a flow drill focused around breaking the closed guard, long stepping to side control, taking mount, elbow escaping and the flower sweep. The great part about putting a flow drill together is that you gain the ability to put each of the techniques we covered in context. Often times techniques are drilled by themselves and this can make it difficult to understand when to apply the technique under pressure. Flow drills also give the person not doing the technique the opportunity to practice moving from offense positions and the offense mindset to a defensive position/mindset.

Each position on the ground has its own set of rules, things you can do and things you can not. if you do not understand this then you will be caught out of position and be easily controlled and submitted when you are in defense positions such as the bottom of mount or the bottom of side control. This afternoons bjj class featured an example of this, when you have been swept but before you have been mounted this is when you must retract your arms and move them close to your body so that you are not mounted with your arms open to attack. if you retract your arms at the right moment you become very difficult to control and are already ready to escape the position. In Jiu-Jitsu and in martial arts moving at the right moment is key to being successful and todays flow drill allowed the students of Crossroads BJJ to practice this idea repeatedly taking one step closer to having the bjj technique engrained in their muscle memory.