Updated February 26, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Grappling Dummies

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Mixed martial arts is a fantastic sport that provides great conditioning for the body. It increases flexibility, strength, endurance, and mental focus. Unfortunately, it can be hard to train without the aid of another person, especially when it comes to grappling and submission techniques. These jiu-jitsu dummies solve that problem, allowing you to practice whenever you want. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Ring to Cage Deluxe 3.0

2. Celebrita MMA Sitting

3. Ring to Cage Training

Editor's Notes

February 24, 2021:

Grappling dummies are a great way to train when you don't have a partner to work with. Good ones, which are exactly what you can find here, are durable enough to stand up to some serious abuse and replicate the feeling of a real human being.

When choosing the best one for your needs, you want to consider a few things. For example, if you want to be able to work on wrist and ankle locks, you have to get one with hands and feet, like the Ring to Cage Deluxe 3.0, Celebrita MMA Sitting, Roll Hard Ground And Pound, and FNine Judo. Conversely, if only want to work on throws, the Ring to Cage Training will be suitable for your needs.

While all can be used for striking, the Title Boxing Legged Heavy Bag excels in this area as it features a removable hanging chain attachment, allowing you to hang it just like a punching bag. Technically, many others can also be hung, however you will have to buy a harness separately, and considering how expensive most of these are, it is nice if you don't have to make an additional purchase to get the most from your dummy.

One thing to note, is that you can often save some money buy choosing an unfilled dummy, like the FNine Judo or Celebrita MMA Sitting and just stuffing it with old rags or clothes yourself. However, by doing this you run the risk of not being able to fill it properly, in which case its center of balance and stiffness won't feel right.

November 16, 2018:

When it comes to grappling dummies, two properties stand out as being most important: durability and versatility. We focused on finding models that can stand up to a good amount of abuse, while also allowing for a lot of variety in posturing and training methods.

Special Honors

Century Martial Arts Versys VS.2 Though it may not have a humanoid shape, the Century Martial Arts Versys VS.2 has been designed for practicing nearly every type of grappling technique, so many will actually find it more versatile than others with a more traditional form. It features a three-legged design that allows it to stand on its own to work on your leg sweeps and take downs. centurymartialarts.com

Dann Seated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Grappling Dummy The Dann Seated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Grappling Dummy features a Velcro shoulder joint that allows for nearly 360 degrees of rotation, making it perfect for practicing upper body submission techniques. It comes in four sizes, with the largest measuring 70 inches and weighing about 120 pounds. mmagrapplingdummies.com

4. Title Boxing Legged Heavy Bag

5. Suples Power Legs

6. Roll Hard Ground And Pound

7. FNine Judo

8. Combat Sports Submission

9. Defy Tidda

10. Century Junior Throwing Buddy


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on February 26, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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