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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: The Leglock game

Every Monday and Wednesday night the dedicated students at Crossroads BJJ step on the Mat and look to hone their skills. As a martial artist and a grappler we should all seek to have well rounded skills, in the beginning this means understanding the five major positions both on top and on the bottom, knowing not just how to attack put also how to defend. As you advanced in your training being well rounded also includes grappling without the gi, learning takedowns and understanding leg locks.

Last nights no-gi bjj class covered leg locks, specifically moving between different entanglement positions as our Jiu-Jitsu training partner reacts to both the threat of being in an inferior position and the threat of the actual submission. As coach Cooke covered how to transition from a standard ashi-Garami to double outside ashi, he discussed the benifit each position provides and which submissions you should be looking for.  

The leg lock game in Jiu-Jitsu is extremely intricate and requires just as much study as the upper body game does, just as old school Jiu-Jitsu teaches us how to control the upper body while looking to submit with either an arm lock or choke hold the new school leg lock game uses the same principles applied to the lower body, various control positions leading to a submission.

If your interested in learning more about leg locks swing by Crossroads bjj in Waterford, ct just minutes away from the Groton Navy Base, the New London Coast Guard academy and both Mitchell and Connecticut college. With 6am, noon and evening classes you’ll always be able to find time to train no matter how busy your schedule gets!