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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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CT BJJ: No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu and the leglock system

Last night at Crossroads BJJ in CT we covered the other option to get the fight to the ground, pulling guard. Fighting for the takedown can be physically exhausting and if your are competing in a Jiu-Jitsu tournament where you don’t feel like you have a greater level of skill in the stand up portion of the match pulling guard can be the most effective and efficient way to put yourself in a position where you can secure a submission. In Jiu-Jitsu having multiple option is never a bad thing, so having a few different ways of getting the fight to the ground is only going to improve your over all effectiveness. 

On the ground Coach Cooke continued taking everybody through the leg lock game that helped him dominate during his last Reality Fighting grappling match at Mohegan Sun in CT. The leg lock game is a very powerful tool that can provide you with several submissions as well as set ups to sweeps and guard passes. Our goal at Crossroads bjj is to provide all of our students with a full set of skills including the Jiu-Jitsu you will need to defend yourself in the streets as well as the bjj you need to be successful at the highest levels of competition. Every student starts in our fundamentals program and then over time progresses into our intermediate technique classes and for those of our students who are interested in competing our competition classes. If you are interested in learning bjj just click on the getting started tab, fill out the form and one of our staff members will be happy to answer any questions you might have about learning Jiu-Jitsu in Connecticut!