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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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In order to be the best, you have to train with the best, which is why this past Saturday Crossroads BJJ brought 3x No-Gi world champion and 2019 ADCC North America Trials Champion Josh Hinger to Connecticut to teach a 3 hour seminar at Crossroads Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Waterford, CT. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial […]

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If your a fan of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) then you may be familiar with a position called the guard. The guard is a position that was invented in the martial art of judo and refined further in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu where ground fighting makes up a majority of the techniques you learn based on the […]

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While Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gives you the ability to defend yourself while somebody is on top of you it is not the best spot to be. Always remember that Jiu-Jitsu is position before submission, so we are always looking to to put ourselves in a position were we can control our bjj training partner. It is […]

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The guard, or more specifically the ability to defend yourself with your back on the ground is what makes Jiu-Jitsu so powerful and what has revolutionized the way we view the martial arts. Where before it was a common belief that once somebody was on the ground with their back on the mat that the […]

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The only way to earn a black in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or any martial art is consistent effort over time. The main benifit of having a consistent schedule on the mat is it allows you to have something you are working on over several weeks or even months of training. Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art which […]

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The most important thing you will ever learn in Jiu-Jitsu is the elbow escape. As a white belt learning to perform an elbow escape is what allows you to begin working on your own offense. Before you learn the elbow Jiu-Jitsu you are simply getting held down and submitted(unless you wrestled and are really good […]

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When you first begin learning Jiu-Jitsu there is a very simple rule that helps you figure out what you should be doing in each position. If you are on top in a dominant position your goal is to keep tight to your Jiu-Jitsu training partner and take away the space they need to escape, if […]

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Everything starts on the feet, whether it be a bjj competition or an attack on the street where you are forced to defend yourself. So in order to feel confident in your ability to defend yourself you must know how to grapple in the standing position, which means knowing where to keep your balance as […]

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The Kid-Jitsu program at Crossroads BJJ is growing strong! Not just in numbers, but in the actual strength of all of the young martial artists stepping on the mat to learn jiu-Jitsu. As a long time jiu-Jitsu and judo practitioner, and a parent I designed the Crossroads Kid-Jitsu program to incorporate all of the skills […]

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Nothing will help you see how much you are actually improving on the mat more than a consistent training schedule. With anything you take on there will be days you feel like your beginning to understand and improve and other days where things don’t feel like they are working at all. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is no […]

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