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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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No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu: Moving between Guards

Last night during no-gi Jiu-Jitsu Coach James started off the class with some takedown work, warming the Jiu-Jitsu class up with stepping in for a high single. With the focus of our no-gi Jiu-Jitsu class on being getting ready for competition understanding what to do in the stand up position is essential. However these drills aren’t only valuable to those students at Crossroads bjj looking to compete, they are also extremely valuable to any martial arts practitioner looking to improve his or her ability to defend themselves in a self defense situation. Since 95% of fights end up on the ground knowing how to get there and land on top could be life saving.

From the ground the focus was on moving between 3 different guards, single leg x, deep-x and shallow De La Riva. Each one of these guards requires the top player to move in a certain direction to pass and if the top player is able to move this way then the bottom bjj player must change what guard he is using or his or her guard will get passed. The smoother we can make our transitions between the different guards the more difficult it will be for the martial arts practitioner on top to pass and this will give the bottom Jiu-Jitsu player more time to sweep or submit.