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Pat Matthews reviewed Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Great instructor and students I highly recommended this school.

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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.

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: The scissor sweep

this week at Crossroads BJJ we’ve been studying the scissor sweep, learning how to apply the technique, how to shut down the Jiu-Jitsu technique and then what techniques can be applied based on those defenses. It is this process of action and reaction that makes Jiu-Jitsu so effective. In a fight or a competition there will always be resistance to what you are attempting to do. The person who you are against wants to win just as badly as you, so they will always act in their best interested. If you attempt to sweep them, they will try very hard to prevent this, it is this resistance that sets up your second and third techniques.

The scissor sweep is a very old school and very simple way to move from the bottom to the top position which involves using your legs to elevate and then push your partner over. While covering this technique in class we discussed the ideas of balance, positioning and pressure. From the scissor sweep we then a few variations and then went on to discuss how to arm drag from the position ending in back mount. This Thursday in the fundamentals class we will continue to work back control covering how to maintain the position as well as how to sweep if your attempt get to the back fails. 

if your interested in learning bjj and live in southeastern Connecticut come by, try a class, and experience what makes Jiu-Jitsu one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences of your life. You will not only learn the skills you need to defend yourself but you will also meet an amazing group of positive, friendly and goal oriented people. The secret to success in anything is to surround yourself with the right people, so come down, get started and start achieving your goals!