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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.

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!

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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 Spider Guard

This week we will be starting a new topic in our Jiu-Jitsu class, the spider guard! The guard is what made Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu famous in the 90’s when Royce Gracie won the first UFC defeating many of his opponents off of his back, Prior to Royce shocking the world with the effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu martial arts instructors would never dare try to win a fight on the ground let alone off of their back but after Royce mma was changed forever and now every MMA fighter knows if they do not have an effective guard the fight will be over before it even starts.

Since the early days of Jiu-Jitsu in the UFC a lot has changed and Jiu-Jitsu has evolved to include several styles of guards, each with advantages and disadvantages depending on where you are using your Jiu-Jitsu. However, one thing is true, if you don’t know what to do inside somebodies guard you can very easily find yourself getting swept or submitted. This morning we began our study of the spider guard discussing and drilling our gripping and movement to understand where we want to be in the position and what you are looking for to either prevent the pass or work to sweep. In Jiu-Jitsu position always comes first, once we understood the position we could begin to work our offense, in this case sweeps. Don’t skip class this week or you might find yourself getting swept!