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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.


Our members here at Xtreme Couture know our head Jits guy (Neil Melanson) as a coach who knows the science of  Jiu Jitsu.

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.

• Jiu-Jitsu (Beginner , Intermediate, Advanced)
• Private Lessons


Neil currently trains and works with our amateur team - Advanced classes.

Neil helps fine tune pro MMA fighters like Randy Couture who continues to improve their skills and technique.

• Former US Military and Federal Air Marshal
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