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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.

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-Jitsu: BJJ Pressure Passing

With such nice weather it’s the perfect day to train! In today’s afternoon Jiu-Jitsu class we covered takedowns and and pressure passing! On the feet we borrowed a few techniques from the martial art Judo working the timing for an outside foot sweep. To incorporate movement into our stand up game we drilled attempting the foot sweep while our Jiu-Jitsu training partner had the ability to move away and defend. This helps us learn to stay relaxed on the feet, improve our balance and learn how to time our Jiu-Jitsu and judo techniques. 

On the ground we worked an over under pass from the closed guard. Today we focused on breaking the closed guard from standing before coming back to the knees to force half guard. In Jiu-Jitsu we want to be able to control our training partners movement, by doing this we can make defending the pass very difficult. This pass is all about pressure, staying tight and slowly improving our position inch by inch. This is why Jiu-Jitsu does not require you to be in amazing shape to make it work. By learning what to do and when to do it you don’t need to be fast or strong, you simply let the laws of physics work in your favor.