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This Single Leg Sweep Will Greatly Improve Your Game

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Single Leg Sweep by Neil Melanson

Neil Melanson is considered by many to be the best modern day Catch Wrestling coach and has coached many elite UFC champions. Today we are going to check out one of Neil Melanson’s favorite sweeps: the single leg sweep. As you will see, Neil has great methodology when it comes to the single leg. Watch the video below and then we will discuss his technique. Check it out now!

The anaconda choke and guillotine chokes are two of Neil Melanson's favorite chokes. The Blackzillians MMA Coach Neil Melanson’s Head Hunting Choke Game is one of the most deadly out there, and perfect for no gi grappling and MMA.

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As Melanson explains, there is not anything very special about his single leg sweep, he just pays attention to his position. Melanson always likes to keep his opponent’s arm busy. Often times he will bring his knee shield all the way across his opponent’s chest to control the distance. When he is ready he escapes his leg in order to come up and secure an under hook. Take notice of how Melanson maintains a C Grip on his training partner’s far arm. Pay attention to Melanson’s head positioning too, that is very important. You want to keep your head up and firmly pressed against your opponent’s chest, otherwise he will be able to stuff you and break down your single leg posture. With your head nice and strong switch your legs and come up to your knees. Now drive your head and use your other hand to pick your opponent. Melanson tends to pick from underneath his opponent by grabbing the ankle. From here it is simple enough to push your opponent over and complete the sweep.

What is great about this sweep is that when it is done you are in a safe position to continue the pass. As you control the legs, is it only a matter of what direction you want to go in. Talk about an amazing technique! The single leg sweep is a really common sweep, but with details like this, you can refine your technique and make it even more effective.

The Headhunter Guillotine Series by Neil Melanson is one of the best DVD / On Demand series for those looking to attack and finish no gi chokes including the guillotine choke, darces and other chokes from just about everywhere. Neil's "head hunting" skills are what made him one of the most sought after no gi and MMA coaches. He teaches at Xtreme Couture and Randy himself considers Neil one of the best submission grappling coaches in the world.

Learn The Forgotten Secrets Of The Guillotine – From The Most Deadly Catch Wrestler On Earth.

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