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DEFEND YOURSELF IN ALL SITUATIONS?
Do you want to lose weight and tone your muscles?
Do you want to feel prepared to defend yourself if you need to?
You want the self-esteem boost that comes with knowing you can fight.
THE DANGERS OF THE WORLD ARE ENDLESS
Learning to defend yourself is about more than simply wielding a weapon. The truth is that amateurs who have weapons end up getting hurt with them more often than predators do – and that’s a real problem. There’s no point in arming yourself if you’re not also in the right condition to be able to act if you or someone you love is threatened.
Jiu-Jitsu is an effective self-defense technique. What you learn on the mat will translate to the rest of your life.
RESULTS AND GROWTH WITH EVERY CLASS!
Jiu-Jitsu teaches you how to defend yourself by building on your body’s natural reactions to being attacked. As you train, you’ll build strength, hone your reflexes, and improve your confidence while learning in a safe and secure environment.
WOMEN’S ONLY BJJ BUILDS MUSCLE AND MAXIMIZES PHYSICAL FITNESS
Nobody wants to be the victim of a crime, and yet it happens to women every day. In a real life, potentially life threatening situation, typically the attacker is always going to look for a victim who they believe to be easy prey, to try to overpower their victim and get them to an extremely vulnerable position. The best way to avoid being harmed is to know how to defend yourself.
Our program incorporates Jiu-Jitsu training, one of the best forms of self-defense for women. Women learn to defend themselves from those dangerous positions and also use those situations to their advantage.
Even the smallest of women can defend themselves against a much larger attacker if they are being taught Jiu-Jitsu the correct way. It doesn’t require a large amount of strength or athleticism for self-defense, especially if the attacker or opponent is untrained.
WOMEN’S ONLY BJJ TEACHES PRACTICAL SELF-DEFENSE TECHNIQUES
The thought of having to defend yourself against a bigger, stronger assailant might be scary, but Women’s Only BJJ is designed to help you overcome your fears.
By teaching students to take the fight to the ground where they can use chokeholds and other effective techniques to defend themselves, Women’s Only BJJ helps leverage even a small body into a huge problem for an attacker.
Best of all, Women’s Only BJJ builds strength and agility, both of which help in self-defense situations.
WOMEN’S ONLY BJJ STUDENTS WALK WITH CONFIDENCE AND PRIDE
One of the hardest things about learning self-defense is overcoming your natural instincts to learn new moves.
Training Jiu-Jitsu can be life-changing for most people but for women especially. It changes the conversation from how someone would save you to how you would save yourself.
Our Women Only Self Defense program shows women they are capable of being a warrior and having that mindset, even if she may have previously been a victim. Women don’t need to be strong in Jiu-Jitsu, they just need the right instruction, a safe environment to learn and proficiency in their techniques.
WOMEN’S ONLY BJJ COMPETITIONS PROVIDE A UNIQUE CHALLENGE
It can be hard to get a great workout without someone to push you. If you want to be a total badass, the treadmill isn’t going to get you there.
Jiu-Jitsu is intense…but it’s a great way to get in shape and have FUN! Learning to use proper positioning and leverage to advance your positions requires mental and physical toughness. You’ll use every muscle.
A lot of women, who step on the mat initially just want to learn self-defense, usually end up taking their training to the next level in the sport! It’s almost like playing chess. You learn the basics, and then the counters to the basics; and then you begin to learn the counters to the counters and so on, until finally you’re playing the Jiu Jitsu game.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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No, you don’t. There are beginner classes available and many of the people who study Brazilian Jiu Jitsu have no prior martial arts training.
Absolutely. It’s one of the world’s most effective self-defense techniques and is often preferred because it teaches students to leverage their body weight to defeat larger opponents.
Students typically wear a Gi (two-piece garment worn by martial artists.) It is also typical for some students may want to wear a mouth guard. It’s a good idea to have a supply of athletic tape, as well.
It can, particularly if you combine Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes with a healthy diet and lifestyle. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provides a great, full-body workout that burns calories, builds muscles, and boosts the metabolism.
No. Beginner classes focus on teaching basic techniques and safety, and you can then work your way up to controlled sparring in class.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training relieves stress and anxiety and increases mental well-being.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps build strength, flexibility, and endurance.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu improves cardiovascular fitness and overall health.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu strengthens the mind-body connection, improves concentration, and encourages discipline and goal-setting.
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