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Why you should train using a Grappling Dummy?

Why you should train with a Grappling Dummy?

Training with a grappling dummy can provide numerous benefits. It allows you to practice techniques and improve your muscle memory without the need for a training partner. You can also train at your own pace and schedule, without relying on someone else's availability. Additionally, grappling dummies can help you develop and maintain your strength and endurance, as well as improve your timing and precision when executing techniques. Overall, using a grappling dummy can be a valuable tool for any martial artist looking to enhance their training.

What's the difference between a Grappling Dummy and a Throwing Dummy?

A grappling dummy is designed to simulate a human opponent for practising grappling techniques such as throws, takedowns, and submissions. On the other hand, a throwing dummy is specifically designed for practising throwing techniques such as judo throws and wrestling takedowns. While some dummies may be designed for both purposes, it's important to choose one that suits your specific training needs to get the most out of your practice sessions.

When it comes to training in grappling or throwing techniques, choosing the right training dummy can make a big difference in the effectiveness of your training sessions. Here are some additional points to consider:

  • Grappling dummies are typically designed to be more versatile in terms of the techniques you can practice. In addition to throws and takedowns, you can also practice ground techniques such as submissions and transitions.
  • Throwing dummies, on the other hand, are designed to be more specialized in throwing techniques. They typically have a more realistic weight distribution for simulating a human opponent, which can be helpful for perfecting your technique.
  • Some dummies may be designed for both grappling and throwing, but it's important to consider whether the design is truly optimized for both purposes or if it's more of a compromise between the two.
  • When selecting a dummy, consider your skill level and training goals. If you're just starting out, a more versatile grappling dummy may be a better choice, whereas more advanced practitioners may benefit more from a specialized throwing dummy.
  • Finally, keep in mind that while training dummies can be a useful tool for practising techniques, they should never replace training with a real partner. Working with a partner allows you to practice timing, reaction, and other important skills that can't be replicated with a dummy.

To see the full range of Fuji Grappling Dummies visit our Grappling Dummy page.