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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.

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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.

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!

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

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CT BJJ: Competition Training

Another great Compitition class went down at Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu last night during our No-Gi grappling class. Since all Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling classes start in the standing position we started class in on the feet drilling our double and single leg takedowns before transitioning to groundwork where we covered several set ups to the straight ankle lock.

While drilling during the technical portion of class we covered two main topics, how to tighten up the submission hold so that less movement is required to get the Tap and how to deal with somebody hand fighting you to defend thier ankle. For our Jiu-Jitsu to be effective against a resisting opponent we must understand how they are going to defend an attack so that we can devise a way to counter thier defense. In Jiu-Jitsu the more space we leave for our opponent to escape the easier it will be for them to counter our submission hold. So by tightening up our defense we can force their our opponent to be much more precise with thier escapes.

As with all of our compitition classes we ended the night with lots of sparring. At Crossroads bjj we consider our compitition Jiu-Jitsu class to be an advanced class designed for students who have been training for a significant amount of time and are looking to test their Jiu-Jitsu in a tournament setting. And if you want to test your Jiu-Jitsu in a tournament you need to get lots of sparring time in with your friends in the gym.