Today I am here with Neil Melanson, he is one of the best MMA coaches in the entire world. He has worked with so many famous UFC fighters like Randy Couture, Vitor Belfort, Dominick Cruz and many more. Neil is a very interesting guy to learn from because he takes techniques from catch wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, MMA, and he even invents many things on his own. Today he is going to show us one his favorite positions in the world; it is his version of the ghillotine. This is something that Neil does very well and he shows all of his students this because it is very effective in MMA, Jiu Jitsu, Gi and No Gi. So guys let’s take a look below at his technique and then I will do a breakdown!
Breakdown of the Killer Ghillotine by Neil Melanson:
Okay guys so as you can see above this ghillotine choke is very very different many of the chokes that we learn in Jiu Jitsu. In Jiu Jitsu we learn the arm in and the high elbow like Marcelo and both of these chokes work very well, this is something that Neil takes from catch wrestling and other things.
So one thing I can tell you from working with Neil is that this works very well. When Neil was demonstrating this choke on me it was painful and it was a super tight position. I was not to familiar with this at all and this is why I love grappling.
I have been training way over 10 years and still there is material to learn. The way that Neil cups my chin and misaligns my spine made me feel way weaker and something that you cannot see in the video is the shoulder pressure that Neil put on my back, it was crazy pressure.
Anyways guys I hope you like this technique, if you have not already check out my FREE E- Book and download it, I get a lot of questions on messenger and I try to address here. Also Neil just released a brand new DVD also available ondemand called “Killer Guillotine.” Check it out below.