Review of the Submission Master Grappling Dummy – Part 1

So you have figured out that the wife or girlfriend isn’t you best choice for practicing your grappling with when you are away from class.  The next thing you think of is a grapping dummy.  That is just what I did.  I began looking at everything they had out there.  The first thing was to distinguish between a throwing dummy and a grappling dummy.  Once I had that sorted out there were a few contenders, Make-My-Own, Bubba, Grapple Man, and the Submission Master. I decided that making my own was a waste.  Even though there were instructions on making one out there, I just didn’t think it would come out right for me.  Of the pre-manufactured dummies  Bubba was the cheapest, then Submission Master, and last Grapple Man.  I decided on the Submission Master.  It will sit up in guard and the arms will hold position.  The Grapple man, although the most life like, was far to expensive and limp as a wet noodle.  The Bubba although cheaper just didn’t have the stance that the Submission Master did.  I could only find the Bubba on eBay and not for a real discount.  So I ordered the Submission Master and it is due to arrive tomorrow.  The process of ordering it was very haphazard.  The site is poor and when they sent me the UPS tracking number it was incorrect.  So far I don’t have to much faith in the company that is selling them.  Lets hope the product is as good as I think it is.

Once I follow the break in instructions and start to really use the Submission Master I will do a review on it and let you know if it is really worth the money. 

Here are the Reviews I have done so far:

  1. Submission Master Grappling Dummy Review – Assembly of the Dummy
  2. Name My Submission Master Grappling Dummy Contest
  3. Review of The Submission Master Grappling Dummy – Drilling
  4. Submission Master Grappling Dummy Taps Out For Me
  5. How To Use The Submission Master Grappling Dummy To Increase Muscle Memory

15 Replies to “Review of the Submission Master Grappling Dummy – Part 1”

  1. I’ve thought about making one since the ones you buy are so expensive and I haven’t read an unbiased review of any of the 3 you mentioned. If it’s great I will look into buying one. Looking forward to a real user’s review.

  2. I’m really interested in your review. I’ve seen a grappling dummy only once, and it sucked. I have no idea what brand it was, but it was stiff as a board and in the standing position. Forget trying to practice anything other than cross body moves.

  3. Thanks for the info. I got mine last week and I really like it. They also have some youtube videos that arent’ on their website showing some training with the dummy. Search youtube for submission master dummy, then go to his channel.

    1. I put a old A4 Judo gi. I think it is big on him but I didn’t want to buy one just for him. It was my first gi. I recommend a A3. That should be a closer fit.

  4. Since different gi makers have slightly different sizes for what they consider A3’s or A4’s, etc, which gi would you recommend from this sizing chart?

    Size Height Weight
    A1 5’3″-5’6″ 120-155
    A2 5’7″-5’11” 155-190
    A3 5’11”-6’2 190-220
    A4 6’1″-6’4″ 215-245
    A5 6’3″-6’6 245-275


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