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Mastering Triangle Chokes

Ground Marshal Submission Grappling

Published by Victory Belt Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

In Mastering Triangle Chokes, Neil Melanson takes you deep into the grappling rabbit hole and teaches you how to apply the devastating triangle choke submission in virtually any scenario from your guard. Unlike other grappling instructional manuals, Mastering Triangle Chokes is not a random compilation of techniques. It is a detailed system that teaches you how to capitalize on your opponent's body position and direction of movement. It gives you a chess-like strategy for anticipating your opponent's counters, allowing you to remain two steps ahead and shut down all possible escape routes. With more than 2,000 color photos and descriptive narrative, Mastering Triangle Chokes is the most complete tome ever written on the art of the triangle choke.

"Neil has created one of the most unique and effective grappling styles I have ever seen. He's become the elite "Mad Scientist" of the ground game!"—Gray Maynard

"The creative and different ways Neil uses a technique as basic as a triangle and triangle setups is a true testament to his mastery of that structure. Learn it or be left behind."—Greg Jackson

"Coach Neil's knowledge and use of the guard is unparalleled. He has so many threats at once from a universal position such as the ground. I don't feel anyone's guard comes close."—Matt Mitrione

"The most amazing thing about Neil's grappling is its constant evolution. When he runs into a problem, no matter how minor, he dedicates himself wholeheartedly to figuring out the cause and the most efficient way to overcome it. Perhaps that's why Neil is the best grappler I've ever rolled with and the best coach I've ever had. And if you like seeing me use the Yes Lock, you can thank Neil for teaching it to me."—Bryan Danielson (WWE Pro Wrestler Daniel Bryan)

"I have rolled with some of the best in the game over my 15 years in this sport, and Neil by far has the most aggressive, slick, and violent guard game that I have experienced. I'm very happy to call him coach and friend instead of enemy."—Frank Trigg

"Coach Melanson is the best instructor I've worked with. His knowledge of submissions is secondary only to his ability to explain his knowledge. He has torn submission fighting apart and reconstructed it in a way that has never been done. I'd slap Rickson Gracie in the face five times before I'd disrespect Melanson once."—Chael Sonnen

"Neil has a unique perspective on techniques that makes him a fantastic grappler and a tremendous coach. I've enjoyed learning from him, and I'm honored to have a black belt in his system. If you think his triangles are badass, you should see the rest of his game."—Randy Couture

"Neil's guard game is one of the best in the world. He can find a way to triangle anyone. I've never seen anything like it."—Vitor Belfort