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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
5
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All four of my children love it. Top notch instruction, warm and welcoming staff.

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Jiu-Jitsu for Beginners

There’s no better way to start the day then getting a great work out and learning some Jiu-Jitsu. Our Fundamentals of bjj class started bright and early at 6am so all of the Jiu-Jitsu practitioners at Crossroads BJJ who have responsibilities at night can get a solid hour and fifteen minutes of training in before they start the rest of the day. 

Our fundamentals of bjj class started off with some movement drills designed to drill some of the essential skills of Jiu-Jitsu into our muscle memory. Training techniques into your muscle memory is a common theme in because in the stressful situation of a tournament or a street fight you do not have time to think about how to perform each individual Jiu-Jitsu technique, you must simply react. 

During the Jiu-Jitsu technique portion of class we drilled moving from a standard mounted position to an S-Mount. The S-mount allows us to attack both the near and far armbars as well as a caratied restraint. In martial arts if you can confuse your opponent it will be harder for them to defend themselves. So my moving to S-mount we give ourselves an even greater advantage over our Jiu-Jitsu training partner than we had in the standard mount position. 

if your interested in learning more about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and live in the New London / Groton area, come down and try a few classes for free and see what Jiu-Jitsu is all about. Learning Jiu-Jitsu at Crossroads bjj is one of the best decisions you can make, not only will you learn a potentially life saving skill but you will join a great group of goal oriented friendly people who are invested in helping you reach your goals. So stop waiting and come try a class!