Our members here at Xtreme Couture know our head Jits guy (Neil Melanson) as a coach who knows the science of Jiu Jitsu and has a passion to relay his knowledge to his students. The word is out and Neil continues to take our grappling team to the next level.
Neil has also been working on his new book “Triangles From The Guard” which is scheduled to be out on the bookshelves in the summer of 2009 and is being published by Victory Belt Publishing.
If you haven’t had a chance to train with Neil or meet him please come down to the gym, get a day pass and train with one of the best!
A Little About Neil…….
Neil Melanson is a Catch Wrestler, and leg lock and triangle specialist who trained under Gene Lebell, Gokor, and Karo Parisyan. In addition to being Parisyan’s grappling coach and training partner, and he trains day-to-day students and numerous professional fighters.
As an analytical grappler, he has studied and mastered a number of different guard systems in search of the best way and method to perform techniques. As an instructor, his primary goal is to pass that knowledge on to his students and help them develop their grappling ability and confidence.
Outside of grappling, Melanson was in the Navy for seven years and a Special Agent in the Federal Air Marshal Service doing counter terrorism work for five years. His desire was to compete in MMA competition, but after losing sight in one eye due to Behcets disease, he was unable to follow that path.
Currently Melanson dedicates his time to his students and constantly works on perfecting his teaching skills. Instead of simply focusing on how techniques are done, he also teaches why they work and how they fit into the bigger picture.
Originally from the Boston area, Melanson is a die-hard Red Sox fan. He is also an Elvis fan and a Buddhist.