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Ground Fighting Series: Peruvian Neck Tie for MMA, No-Gi, Jiu Jitsu, and Grappling

Ground Fighting Series

In this video, Neil Melanson first describes his three-finger grip technique and why he’s convinced it's a superior grip in certain situations. He later shows how that three-finger grip can help with his gnarly variation of the Peruvian Necktie. Finally, Melanson gives some great advice on how you can be innovative with your techniques.


Neil Melanson, the grappling coach at Syndicate MMA in Las Vegas, specializes in Jujutsu, catch wrestling, guard, leg locks and triangle chokes. His style is born in the hybrid Hayastan Grappling System, which combines elements of Judo, Sambo, Jiu Jitsu as well as Greco Roman and Freestyle wrestling. Melanson has trained under Gene LeBell, Gokor Chivichyan, and Karo Parisyan (who awarded him his black belt).

Throughout his career, Melanson has trained some of the top fighters in Mixed Martial Arts, including: UFC Hall of famer Randy Couture, three-time Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler, former UFC champion Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen, Gray Maynard, Todd Duffee and Goran Reljic, among others.