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Old 01-29-2006, 06:55 AM   #1
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Grappling Dummy - Good investment?

Are grappling dummys good investments in you guy's humble opinions? Or am I just better off rolling with fellow students?

I was thinking about a dummy simply for technique drills but I currently don't have much of a problem finding people to grapple with. So is a dummy really necessary for my situation?

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Old 01-29-2006, 10:21 AM   #2
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I made my own but its nowhere as good as playing with real people,depending on what they are like,obviously if you get someone who is willing to drill and grapple techniques thats excellent,but if you get someone who wants to go 100% all the time thats not as good as you can't get techniques into your muscle memory/subconscious as you're too busy sparring.I work odd hours so the dummy is useful for me as i tend to use it to throw around and do elbows,full on punching etc on it and not have to worry about injuring the dummy at all which is obviously a consideration with a live partner.

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Old 01-29-2006, 01:25 PM   #3
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Old 01-29-2006, 02:40 PM   #4
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Old 01-30-2006, 03:37 AM   #5
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if you don't have any problems finding people to grapple with, you shouldn't need one.

i'm trying to make my own after reading the "bubba patent," but i'd just buy one if i had the money. -_-;;

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Old 01-31-2006, 04:41 PM   #6
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I wouldn't bother buying one. A heavy bag on the ground works just as well for striking and picking up and throwing around......you can put a gi on it, tie a belt around it and pretend that you have limbs on it.

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Old 01-31-2006, 04:46 PM   #7
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I built a very good dummy awhile ago...it ended up having it's head ripped off (we drug it behind my truck for a few blocks). I did not really like it, i feel it can lead to horrible teachnique.

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Old 01-31-2006, 05:10 PM   #8
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I built a very good dummy awhile ago...it ended up having it's head ripped off (we drug it behind my truck for a few blocks). I did not really like it, i feel it can lead to horrible teachnique.
I dunno what to say about this post.
teh racist? very good, but yet leads to horrible technique?

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Old 01-31-2006, 05:47 PM   #9
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I thought working with them was supposed to be helpful to working on technique when you don't have a partner?

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Old 10-01-2010, 05:50 AM   #10
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This videos made a good discussion on why grappling dummy is important. I was convinced in buying one as long as I get the money for it.
Check this out.

YouTube - How To Train With A Grappling Dummy (Part 1)
YouTube - How To Train With A Grappling Dummy (Part 2)
YouTube - How To Train With A Grappling Dummy (Part 3)

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