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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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CT BJJ: The Omoplata

This week at Crossroads BJJ has been Omoplata week. The omoplata is a shoulder lock using our legs. This Jiu-Jitsu submission hold represents what Jiu-Jitsu is, using the strong part of your body (the legs) to attack the smaller weaker part of your opponents body (the shoulder).  

Over several classes we have drilled multiple escapes to the omoplata as well as transitions to alternate submissions off of escape attempts in order to develop an entire game surrounding this Jiu-Jitsu technique. The idea of this is to have so much knowledge about this submission that no matter what our martial arts training partner does we have a technical solution. This idea also defines Jiu-Jitsu, to have technical, intelligent reactions to our opponents reactions to our techniques.  

Each position in Jiu-Jitsu has a set number of ways a person can react, in a submission hold there are only so many ways a person can move to escape the submission. By learning all of the possible ways a person can escape we can have a plan for each one, this is what we call a “game”. Our mission during our bjj training is to fill in the holes in our game so that no matter what Jiu-Jitsu position we end up in we have answer! 

If your interested in learning more about Jiu-Jitsu click the getting started link above and one of our instructors will reach out to you and answer any questions you may have about getting started training martial arts in Connecticut!