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Cradle of Filth by Neil Melanson

Use Neil’s unique approach to the cradle to smash your opponent and leave them vulnerable for attack, in both Jiu-Jitsu and MMA!

  • Learn how to use wrestling cradles in a way that involves both wrestling and grappling. Neil bridges the gap!
  • Learn “The Bunch” to transition between nearside and farside cradles for double the options.
  • Have trouble with securing passes? Neil uses the cradle to stifle the guard and set up passes and secure submissions.
  • Get a grip and make it one your opponent won’t forget, with Cradle Of Filth by Neil Melanson!
  • Become more dangerous from everywhere


Cradle of Filth by Neil Melanson

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  • Regular price $77.00

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  • Designed For All Level - Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced fighter, this course will change your game.
  • Invest in your BJJ game - This is just like a private seminar. Skills you learn here will last a life time.
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Use Neil’s unique approach to the cradle to smash your opponent and leave them vulnerable for attack, in both Jiu-Jitsu and MMA!

  • Learn how to use wrestling cradles in a way that involves both wrestling and grappling. Neil bridges the gap!
  • Learn “The Bunch” to transition between nearside and farside cradles for double the options.
  • Have trouble with securing passes? Neil uses the cradle to stifle the guard and set up passes and secure submissions.
  • Get a grip and make it one your opponent won’t forget, with Cradle Of Filth by Neil Melanson!
  • Become more dangerous from everywhere


Use Neil’s unique approach to the cradle to smash your opponent and leave them vulnerable for attack, in both Jiu-Jitsu and MMA!

Learn how to use wrestling cradles in a way that involves both wrestling and grappling. Neil bridges the gap!


What Will You Learn?

Neil Melanson is known for his brutal no-nonsense approach to combat. This is why MMA greats like Randy Couture and Chael Sonnen went to Neil for tips on how to be even MORE brutal on the mat. Cradle Of Filth is Neil’s latest entry into his catalog of pain, and it’s a can’t-miss.

No-Gi grappling can become frustrating for many athletes because sometimes it feels like you can’t get a good hold on your opponent. The trickier the guard, the harder it is to pass. This is especially true when there isn’t a gi involved. Using the cradle in a way that is different than a wrestling approach is a great way to shut down the guard, and lead you to a more dominant position. Once you start to understand the controlling mechanisms you will find plenty of options to transition from the cradle directly into a submission.

Cradle Of Filth, starts off by teaching the essential concept of “The Bunch”. This unique cradle involves using the near side cradle and your free near-side leg to step over and lock on The Bunch. This position keeps most of your weight centered in the sweet spot on your opponent, totally shutting down any hope for defense. From here you have multiple options including mount transitions, back takes, and of course, Melanson approved submissions like Butcher and The Boa!

Neil looks to give you more than a few top-tier techniques. With Cradle Of Filth Neil looks to give you a systematic approach to shutting down your opponent’s offense, pass the guard, and find the submission. Using Neil’s style of cradle doesn’t require you to be a world-class athlete, all you need to do is get your hands locked!

So, What Do You Get?

Part 1:

  • Introduction to Near Side Cradle, Far Side Cradle, & transitioning between the two using ‘The Bunch’ 
  • Using ‘The Bunch’ to obtain Mount 
  • Near Side Cradle to Darce 
  • Near Side Cradle to Mizzou Choke 
  • Near Side Cradle to ‘El Japo’ 
  • Near Side Cradle to Anaconda 
  • Near Side Cradle to Dorsal Lock 
  • Near Side Cradle to ‘The Turk’ 

Part 2:

  • The Butcher Shop
  • Butcher ship style cradle (butcher shop, arm triangle, Von Flu, Kimura , Sankaku) 
  • Cow Catcher Back Take
  • Boa Head & Arm 
  • Using the Cradle to Enter your opponents legs 

Part 3:

  • Near side cradle against Butterfly guard
  • Using cradles to pass butterfly and enter the legs
  • Bottom Side Cradle to North South Choke
  • The Shawshank Spine Lock 
  • The Hand Gun 
  • The Near Side Cradle to Butcher Shoppe
  • The Cradle Hip Lock 
  • The Cradle Americana
  • Triangle from Cradle 
  • Top Side Arm Crank

Part 4:

  • Switch Darce From Top Side Cradle 
  • Reverse Nelson from top cradle 
  • Reverse Triangle from Top Side Cradle 
  • Hookless Neck Crank and RNC from Top Sode Cradle
  • Top Side Cradle to Back Mount 
  • Chaining the Top Side Cradle with the guillotine 
  • Knee Bar from Top Cradle 
  • The Hobbler Toehold 
  • Armbar from Top Side Cradle 
  • Modified Twister from Top Side Cradle 
  • Connectors
  • Entering the Cradle from front head lock 
  • Cradle Roll Through 
  • Butt Drag

So, What Does It All Cost?

$77

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