Neil Melanson is an MMA and No-Gi Grappling Coach; and is one of the most saught after grappling coaches in the world.
Why? Neil has trained under some of the best catch wrestling, judo and MMA grapplers that ever lives: “Judo” Gene LeBell and Gokor Chivichyan.
Neil trained with them and Karo Parisyan (who awarded Neil his BJJ Black Belt).
Neil is known as a hybrid grappler, mixing elements of Catch as Catch Can Wrestling, Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
He is also known for his deadly guard and employs many different guard systems and controls that make his a threat on the ground. Some of these grappling guard systems as the K-Control, Shoulder Pin Series, the Irish Collar and others.
Not only do many MMA and grappling athletes come to Neil to improve their guard game, but many top guard players seek him out on how to beat the guard.
Who are some of these athletes? … some of the best in the world. His has trained many champion fighters including: Randy Couture, Gray Maynard, Frank Trigg, Vitor Belfort, Michael Chandler, Chael Sonnen and others. These are absolute legends in the UFC and MMA world.
Did you know that Neil spends most of his time teaching at Xtreme Couture MMA in Vegas, but also does seminars around the world AND Instructional Videos
Here are videos featuring the closed guard controls and attacks from Neil Melanson.
Shoulder Pin Control and Submission from Closed Guard
“The Shoulder Pin” is a closed guard trapping system used from the closed guard to tie up and control your opponent. The three essential hand clinches causes extreme discomfort to your opponent and the framing pressure creates angles and opportunities to set up submission finishes.
In this Neil Melanson closed guard video learn how “The Shoulder Pin” is used to set up “The Neil Knot” submission choke. This choking submission threads under the chin of your opponent, when locked up leaves them open with no choice but to tap out.
Getting Off Center Line In Closed Guard
If you ever played closed guard signifficantly, you know it’s all about getting your hips offline… well I guess that goes true for any Jiu Jitsu Guard… It’s all about the hips baby!!
But many of us struggle to full grasp the concept and execute it properly. Well Closed Guard Master Neil Melanson shows you exactly how to it in this BJJ Closed Guard Video
In the modern world of grappling, we know that there are many ideas, concepts and approaches to grappling. Some are pure BS or just fancy. Others work well for BJJ, while others are better suited for submission grappling or Mixed Martial Arts.
But there are some concepts that bridge all those gaps, and Neil Melanson’s Ground Marshall Guard System is a collection of concepts on how completely revolutionize your closed guard and ground fighting game.