Grappling Dummy – An Olympian’s View

Grappling Dummy – An Olympian’s View

I have been performing Judo for around 22 many years and I have competed and trained in some of the toughest dojos and gyms on the world. For me personally, I was a little little bit skeptical when it came to the use of grappling dummies. I experienced this unusual belief that grappling dummies have been no great for the reason that it was not a real man or woman and therefore didn’t react or really feel like a genuine human being. While I was education for the Beijing Olympics I had a excellent coaching husband or wife who was there when I wanted him to teach. With 3 months to go right before the Olympics my education partner got thrown with a horrible ko soto gari and endured a torn ACL and required a knee reconstruction. This meant that not only did I get rid of a instruction associate but I misplaced the volume of repetitions of uchikomi I was undertaking working day in and working day out.

1 of my mates stated that someone essential to invent a robot that held standing up every little thing you throw it- I immediately considered of a grappling dummy.
I quickly found a mixed martial arts fitness center on the significantly side of city that stocked legend grappling dummies.

I started out performing hundreds and hundred of repetitions of my favorite throws these types of as Ippon seoi nage, double leg takedown and Te guruma (superior crotch). I also began functioning on my leading regulate match by doing numerous placement switching though on leading and I even started pulling guard with the dummy as a warm up.

As the Olympics ended up acquiring closer I commenced rising my physical fitness and conditioning with several hill sprints and circuits. To even further boost my throwing strategy and conditioning levels I started introducing throws, takedowns and prime management drills to my exercise circuits. By introducing throwing to my circuits I identified that the power I could make when throwing a resisting opponent improved purely because I was consistently exploding in buy to toss the dummy. 

As a Judo and Brazilian jujitsu instructor I am regularly utilizing the grappling dummy as an extra physique if we have odd quantities in a course. A handful of many years afterwards I am nevertheless discovering things to do with my dummy this sort of as chin ups when keeping the dummy concerning my legs, push ups, box jumps and zercher squats. Extra a short while ago I utilized for the neighborhood fireplace brigade and as aspect of the take a look at I experienced to drag or have a hundred pound dummy roughly 1 hundred meters and so I exercise with my very own dummy in order to pass the take a look at.

I hugely really encourage my shoppers to use a grappling dummy, (especially if they are active and are unable to make it to instruction) because if they miss out on teaching they can continue to function on their footwork, speed and increase their throwing velocity in the comfort of their possess households.

Right here are some of my favored throws I do employing the dummy. I commonly perform 1 toss and then execute 2 burpees right after each toss. I usually consider for 20-50 throws a set. You can do:
– Ippon seoi nage (shoulder throw)
– Koshi Guruma (cross buttocks)
– Morote gari (double leg)
– One leg into hearth mans carry (Kata guruma)
– Osoto gari (Significant outer reap)
– Juji gatme (arm bar)
– Sankaku jime (Triangle choke)
– Zercher squats 
– Overhead push
– Dummy drags for 3 laps of the dojo

Give these exercise sessions a go and view your physical fitness and complex competencies increase significantly.