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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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CT BJJ: Focus on Control

This morning at 6am the students of Crossroads BJJ stepped onto the Mat to improve their skills and get in an early morning workout! This mornIng at Crossroads BJJ we discussed the finer points on back-control, spending time drilling how to control somebody who is actively trying to escape. How you create pressure with your arms and legs can make all the difference between securing a dominant position or ending up under a larger, stronger opponent, and if you can’t secure the position getting a submission can become much more difficult. 

Once everybody on the Mat understood how to control their opponent we drilled two possible submissions, a gi choke and the rear naked choke. Understanding how to properly apply a choke hold or carotid restraint is essential to becoming a well rounded Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. A carotid restraint blocks the blood flow to the brain by restricting the carotid  arteries, this causes your opponent to simply fall asleep for a short period of time. For a self defense situation this hold allows you to restrain your attacker without actually hurting them.

It is the ability to control a larger stronger opponent without having to hit or kick them which makes Jiu-Jitsu the perfect martial art for any student who is worried about being bullied at school to learn. If you are interested in learning authentic brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, click the getting started list and one of our coaches will reach out and answer any questions you may have.