QUOTE(YourMuDoIsWeak @ Nov 13 2008, 02:53 PM) [snapback]4006976[/snapback]
i never bought a dummy i just use my heavy which is 100 pounds. but my Judo school in korea had one hanging from a wall we used it to practice some of the hip and shoulder throws.
honestly i would go find the local folk wrestling club they are usually free and you always have people who want to do a little submission grappling.
also check into a judo club as well i have never ever seen a club charge more than 75 dollars a months but i see BJJ academies charging upwards to 150.
but if your going to use the dummy for takedowns i see some merit such as conditioning and muscle memory but nothing else really. nothing substitutes a real person like you stated so find a friend or something who is intrested and them you two can practice.
Muscle memory and conditioning is exactly what I need it for lol. Got to keep moving til I can get back. Those gym fees are going to paying the bills right now, I ain't exactly a pro and practicing throws and tosses with another inexperienced person can sometimes lead to injury
...This is my safest bet for now... Anyways I ordered one, came this morning, 75lbs and damn that thing is pretty damn heavy, I'm glad I didn't get the 140lbs one. It came in a body bag and the UPS guy was asking me if it's a body LMAO.
This is better than practicing with air (which does look pretty cool tho...like a kungfu form
) It's great for Clinch knees too.