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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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BJJ CT: Position before Submission

This mornings 6am Jiu-Jitsu class focused on the side control position covering how we use our arms, legs and most importantly our torso to control the Jiu-Jitsu player in the bottom position. In lesson 1 of the Crossroads BJJ Curriculium we discussed how to move your body to escape side control and move to the guard, in class 2 we use the knowledge of how the bottom bjj player is going to move to understand where we need to position ourselves to prevent the escape.

Only after we establish control of the position does it make sense to look for a submission, if we attack a submission before we have control the bottom Jiu-Jitsu player can easily escape and begin to start working their own techniques rather than reacting to ours. In this class we begin looking for the Americana (shoulder lock) by first seperating the bottom Jiu-Jitsu players bicep away from their ribs. Whenever you attack the arms you will always start by attempting to isolate the arm, then depending on if the arm is bent or strain you will attack either the shoulder or the elbow. In this Jiu-jitsu class we discussed how to adjust your grip to prevent the bottom player from straightening their arm making it much easier to secure the submission.

If you are interested in learning about learning martial arts and experiencing all of the Benifits Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has to offer you and your family simply click on the getting started tab and one of our coaches will help answer any questions about brazilian Jiu-Jitsu you may have! Crossroads bjj is located just off of I-95 minutes away from the New London Coast Guard Base and the U.S. Navy base in Groton, Ct. Come down, try a class and make on of the best decisions of your life!