The 10 Best Grappling Dummies
This wiki has been updated 12 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. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
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.
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