Neil Melanson, ‘The Ground Marshal’ catches up with us via live and slightly compromised link. (Skype was having a hard time)
He reveals over 3 interviews an inside glimpse into his world;
- Why start MMA?
- What did he do in the military?
- Why did he become a Sky Marshal?
- What was it like training with Karo Parisyan, Gokor Chivichyan & Gene LeBell?
- What an awesome interview, what an awesome man; we salute Neil Melanson.
- What is the True American Martial Art?
- What are his thoughts on CM Punk?
- And so much more…
Amongst other things he reveals;
- What he thinks about CBD as a pain management protocol?
- How he copes with Bechet’s Disease?
Neil “The Ground Marshal” Melanson is one of the most sought after ground fighting coaches in the world, due to his intense and relentless grappling style and paramount fighting techniques. As a Hayastan Grappler, Neil trained under “Judo” Gene LeBell, Gokor Chivichyan, and received his Blackbelt from Karo “The Heat” Parisyan.
It was at Hayastan, where Neil learned this hybrid art of grappling that focuses on the use of Neck and Leg Locks. Neil is well known as a Master of the Guard and has developed many different Guard Systems such as K-Control, Shoulder Pin Series, Irish Collar, and others. Not only do Guard Players seek Neil out to learn and Master the Guard, but Top Game Players do as well. Neil has made a name for himself as the man to see to learn how to BEAT the Guard. He teaches an MMA style of grappling that focuses on protecting the head from strikes along with the practical application of the Turtle in MMA.
Neil has trained champion fighters such as, Randy Couture, Gray Maynard, Frank Trigg, Vitor Belfort, Michael Chandler, Chael Sonnen and others, to become legends in the world of Mixed Martial Arts.
Much of Neil’s time is spent at Xtreme Couture MMA in Las Vegas, Nevada, but he also travels throughout the country to teach Seminars and Instruct students who desire the training he has to offer. Please use the contact page for more information and to inquire aboutbooking Neil for seminars and appearances.
Neil’s book “Mastering the Triangle,” by Victory Belt Publishing, gives an in depth look at the Triangle Choke from the Guard. The book also introduces you to Neil’s Advance Guard Systems and the application of these systems for Triangles, based on the body position of your opponent.
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Interviewed by the one and only Mick Tully.