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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
5
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All four of my children love it. Top notch instruction, warm and welcoming staff.

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CT-BJJ: Noon-Jitsu

Our Tuesday Noon Jiu-Jitsu class is growing! In just a few months the Crossroads BJJ noon program already has 10 Jiu-Jitsu students on the Mat training hard to improve thier skills! Today’s class focused on setting up the spider guard and then working to sweep or submit! 

The spider guard is a great position where you can  use the length of your legs to create off balance. Creating off balance is not only a great way to set up sweeps but also a very effective way to create reactions which lead to submissions. In this class after warming up with our movement drills we discussed moving from closed guard to the spider guard and then transitioning to the kite sweep. The kite sweep is a great sweep to help bjj students understand which direction they should be applying pressure to sweep as well as what ques they should be looking for.

The last technique of the class was a triangle choke whichwe set up as the top Jiu-Jitsu player defended our initial attack, the kite sweep. If the top player adjusts his base correctly it will be impossible to sweep him or her, but this defense opens them up for a variety of other Jiu-Jitsu techniques. This concept of action reaction is what makes Jiu-Jitsu such an effective martial art, instead of trying use strength to force the technique we simply switch and attack the easiest possible move.  

If you are interested in learning Jiu-Jitsu and live in the Groton / New London area come by Crossroads BJJ located in the Waterford Fitness Center on Cross Rd only minutes off I-95 in Waterford, CT. Crossroads BJJ offers classes in both GI and No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu for ages 6 and up! Come by and start learning the skills that will last a life time.