Frequently Asked Questions - Grappling SMARTY

Please find a list of the most common questions asked by customers!


(1) Can I practice [blank] with it? 

Yes, yes you can. Please check out the 2nd to last video on the front page of our website GrapplingSMARTY.com for a demonstration of 101 Techniques! We cover everything from bottom guard, guard passing, top pin attacks, pin escapes, turtle position, front headlock, leg locks, back takes, back control situation, and even some wrestling moves. And that doesn't even include what you can do with the SMARTY Harness, which opens up a lot of other options for Striking, Wrestling, and your bottom game in Grappling!


(2) Do you ship to [country]?

Yes, we ship worldwide!


(3) How much to ship to [country]?

We're happy to offer free international shipping for all unfilled SMARTY orders (some local duties may apply), and for pre-filled, please place the item in your cart, enter your address, and calculate shipping. You won't be charged until you enter your payment method and complete the purchase. 


(4) Can I fill it with [sand/rubber mulch/other] to make it heavier?

Yes you can, but we don't recommend it. We've found that our recommended procedure (video at the bottom of the front page of our website, GrapplingSMARTY.com) offers the optimal balance of resistance and maneuverability. Making it heavier will make it challenging to practice techniques from the bottom position, having to reset it on top every time. Dead weight is significantly different from a live human's weight, insofar as a human will always have a tendency to post to regain their balance and will actively be looking to get and stay on top. So unless you plan on simply using the SMARTY to lift for fitness purposes, we recommend sticking with our procedure for best results and an optimal training experience. Hope this helps!


(5) Can I use more (or only) Poly Fill to make it lighter?

Yes, absolutely. It will give the SMARTY a bit less consistency than with fabric, so you need to pack it tightly, but some people prefer the lighter feel. The downside is that polyester stuffing is usually more expensive than recycled fabric, and it also has more of a "pillowy" feel, which is not as accurate for replicating the consistency of a human, especially for the torso. Again, for best results, we recommend following our procedure. 


(6) Will you be doing a discount for [blank]?

Sorry, we don't do discounts. If anything, the price might go up to help us keep up with demand, so the best time to buy is now! 


(7) Do you offer a Warranty? 

Yes we do! We're happy to offer a 12-month warranty. All our SMARTY products are made from the toughest materials available on the market today, heavy-duty vinyl with 4-ply, polyester-nylon thread and a double-stitch on every seam. We stand by our products 100%. If there is ever any issue, please simply reach out to us via email and we will make it right for you. You can rest assured this will be one of the best investments you'll ever make for your grappling progression. 


(8) What Gi size fits best for the SMARTY?

Based on our experience and customer feedback, we've found theses sizes fit best: 

  • SMARTY XL: A5 Gi
  • SMARTY 2.0: A3 Gi
  • SMARTY Kid: A0 Gi

That being said, it still needs a bit of work to get it on over the shoulders, as the SMARTY does not wiggle itself into the Gi as a human would. You'll also need to eliminate the twist that occurs in the sleeves, since the arms are a bit thicker than a human's both for sturdiness and to help with the filling process. But once it's on, it works well!

We might eventually develop a custom SMARTY Gi that would be easier to put on and take off if we receive enough demand... Let us know!


(9) What's the status of my order? When will it ship? When will it arrive?

Thanks for reaching out, and thanks a lot for your order! If you haven't received a shipping notification with tracking info yet (check spam to be sure), it means we're currently working on it and will update you ASAP. We always fulfill 100% of orders, so rest assured that we will deliver on our promise, even if it takes a bit of time. If the order is currently in transit and there is an issue with delivery, you will get the fastest response by contacting the shipping company directly using the tracking number we sent you via email. If they are unable to help, please contact us. We always find a way to make things right for our valued customers. Thank your for your patience, and looking forward to delivering your new SMARTY! 


Thanks for reading, and looking forward to fulfilling your order on GrapplingSMARTY.com!


Practice well 👊