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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: The modern Jiu-Jitsu game

As Jiu-Jitsu has evolved since the early days of the UFC and the Gracie Family bringing Jiu-Jitsu to America many techniques have been created and many trends in bjj have come and gone, but none of these trends have been as significant as the latest evolution in the Jiu-Jitsu game, the modern leg locking systems.  

If you are learning Jiu-Jitsu and not putting at least some of your training time into learning leg locks, you are doing yourself a disservice. With our regular training defending even the simplest entries and transitions is impossible. At Crossroads BJJ our no-gi Jiu-Jitsu class incorporates leg locks and leg lock transitions into almost every class giving those students who desire to more fully understand Jiu-Jitsu an opportunity to grow beyond the fundamentals class! 

In tonight’s no-gi bjj class we covered moving between 50-50, 80-20 and the honey hole leg locking positions with Coach James Erving several locks in each position. Because of how are knees hand hips are constructed understanding how to position your legs so that you are not in danger of being submitted but your training partner is, is one of the first steps in understanding the leg lock game.  

If you are interested in learning more about modern Jiu-Jitsu click on our getting started page and one of our instructors will help answer any questions you have about getting started! Everybody had the potential to become a Brazilial Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, But you will never achieve that goal if you don’t step on the mat!