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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: Choose your Technique Wisely

Knowing which technique to choose for any given situation is something that comes with time in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. First you must learn a number of techniques which at first glance seem to all be used in the same situation, then you must go on to study those BJJ techniques until you discover the slight variations that allow you to discover that each technique starts in a slightly different position and ends in a slightly different position. 

It is awareness of these slight variations that allow you to pick the best Jiu-Jitsu technique for each situation and by doing so you save yourself time and energy. In Jiu-Jitsu a second is an extremely large amount of time, in a second you training partner can change the direction they are moving, the amount of weight they are applying and an almost infinite number of other factors may change in that time as well. By learning and understanding when to use each technique you will be more precise in your movements and this will pay dividends in your Jiu-Jitsu. 

In this mornings 6am Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Class in Waterford, CT we studied 3 different ways to move from side control to the mount position. Each technique starts in side control but each starting position is slightly different from the next and based on those small variations in the bottom Jiu-Jitsu players position we can select the most appropriate technique rather than fighting to create a situation that does not exist. Part of the reason Jiu-Jitsu is so efficient is this idea that rather then forcing your training partner to move into a position they are resisting we can simply use what they are already doing against them. 

If you are invested in learning how to protect yourself, your family and your friends, or you are just simply looking for a fun way to get in shape come down to Crossroads BJJ and check your our new location located at 132 Cross Rd, Waterford CT. With morning, afternoon and evening classes you’ll always be able to find time to fit Jiu-Jitsu into your busy schedule. All you have to do to get started is click the “getting started” tab at the top of the screen, let us know why you[‘d like to learn BJJ and one of our staff members will reach out and help you answer any questions you may have.