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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.

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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: Sweep to Submission

This mornings 6am Jiu-Jitsu class covered attacking during transitions, attacking sweeps and then before landing in the dominant position attacking a submission. This mornings Jiu-Jitsu class focused on the windmill sweep and a variation of the windmill sweep where we control the opposite leg. By controlling the leg of the Jiu-Jitsu player on top we can prevent them from maintaining a strong base making it easier to off balance them.

Developing a strong base is one of the first skills that new Jiu-Jitsu players need to develop to start being successful in bjj. Without a strong base and good balance you will constantly find yourself in the bottom position unable to work any of your own attacks. The flip side of this is that if we want to achieve the top position we must learn how to manipulate the balance of our bjj training partners if we want to achieve the dominant position where we can use gravity and our body weight to control our Jiu-Jitsu training partners.  

However once we have have been training for a while our Jiu-Jitsu training partners will work very hard to prevent the submission once you have achieved the doonant position. By understanding where to keep their arms and legs they can make it extremely difficult to end the match. So by attacking the submission before landing in the mount we can catch our bjj training partners off guard and make catching the submission almost effortless.