The Unfilled SMARTY 1.0 is now discontinued, sorry.
The torch has been passed to the new & improved Unfilled SMARTY 2.0!
We left this listing active for you to read the reviews, our goal is to outdo our 4.8 ⭐ rating!
The SMART Grappling Dummy!
Grappling dummies are, well... DUMB 🤪
Introducing the PATENTED (US Patent # 11,311,788) intelligent grappling training tool:
The Grappling SMARTY! 💡
Better than most WHITE BELT human training partners!
Save on shipping for long-distance orders with the unfilled version!
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*Some local sales tax/duty charges may apply.
Just fill with used clothing or sheets, usually available by the lb/kg at your local thrift store (you will need to cut them up into small rag-size pieces), or at your local hardware or janitorial supply store in pre-cut rag format. You can find some online as well such as here: https://theragfactory.ca
[Optional] We also recommend filling the feet and ankles with Polyester Stuffing, so that the feet stay more upright for a more realistic supine position and better grip fighting with hands to feet. You will need about 2 lbs (1 kg). You can also fill the hands and wrists with Poly-Fil, but it doesn't make much of a difference. Example product found right here.
Not sure how to fill it?
Check out our video tutorial at the bottom of the front page of our website right here!
The fully filled Grappling SMARTY weighs about 50 lbs (23 kg) following our recommended filling instructions. You can make it lighter by adding more Polyester Filling and less recycled fabric. The size is modeled after roughly a 5'7'' (170 cm) human shape.
If you would like to suit it up, we recommend the size A2 or A3 Gi for most brands.
Hey Fellow Grappler,
Patrick Fulop here, inventor of the SMARTY!
This was my lockdown project... 😅
Like many other martial arts school owners around the world, we were forced to close all in-person classes due to the pandemic.
We pivoted to 100% Zoom classes right away, and while that was definitely the best thing to do for our students and our business, if you've ever experienced virtual martial arts classes, you know it's not quite the same...
So our business definitely took a hit.
Furthermore, many of our students were stuck at home without a training partner, myself included.
Whereas I used to practice with my wife (an accomplished martial artist herself), in early 2020 she got pregnant with our very first baby, super sweet little Kyra!
No more Neon Belly drills... 😂
So I began looking for a grappling dummy.
I missed rolling, drilling, and sparring so much!
So did our students.
That's when I had the realization...
Grappling dummies suck!
How come nobody ever created a grappling dummy in an ACTUAL GRAPPLING POSITION?! 🤔
If you know anything about grappling, you know you should pretty much ALWAYS keep your knees to your armpits, and your elbows in front of your body!
That's what we call having a GUARD!
It's also necessary to be able to ROLL!
Most dummies on the market have wide-open chest exposure, and just lie flat like a day-one white belt.
Who wants to grapple with a CORPSE?!
That's when I noticed the opportunity 💡
Since nobody had done it already, I set out on a mission to create the perfect grappling training tool.
Let me tell you though, ideas are cheap, and execution is everything! 💪
You have no idea the number of sleepless nights, emails, sketches, video calls with our manufacturer, failed prototypes, trials, errors, and overall headaches of R&D that went into making the SMARTY a reality.
I also had to learn all about e-commerce, Shopify, social media marketing, order fulfillment logistics, etc. 🤓
But it was worth it because I knew this would bring value to the market.
I knew this could help my wife and me raise our baby girl in these challenging times.
And I knew that's what we needed to keep our skills fresh.
I was right.
The response from you guys since our launch in early 2021 (the same month Kyra was born 😍) has been overwhelming.
Thank you so much to all our valued customers around the world!
Lockdown or not, there will always be a need for intelligent training tools.
Much like the punching bag for striking, it doesn't replace a qualified and resisting training partner, but it can most definitely help you learn and practice technique, as well as develop your speed, power, and endurance.
By the way, the SMARTY can also serve as a punching bag! Have you checked out the SMARTY Harness yet? Right here: SMARTY Harness!
Whatever the future holds in store, we remain committed to our goal of making the Grappling SMARTY the new standard in the industry.
Our mission is to help martial artists everywhere improve faster thanks to the GREATEST INNOVATION in the grappling dummy space.
Invest in your training today.
You'll be glad you did.
Looking forward to fulfilling your order! 🙏
- Patrick Fulop
Why is the Grappling SMARTY the absolute best grappling dummy on the market today?
Thanks to this innovative, realistic design, the Grappling SMARTY can adopt ALL the major positions you might find yourself in while fighting on the ground!
- Supine (on its back)
AND it can even offer better control when in the top position, whether that be:
- Top Guard (or Half-Guard)
- Top Side Control
- Top Full Mount
... it can even hold on to your BACK for you to practice your escapes!
It can even ROLL!
What does this mean for you?
Well, now you can finally practice REALISTICALLY!
Instead of practicing beating a corpse...
Here is a non-exhaustive list of categories of techniques you can do!
- Guard Passes + Guard Retention
- Top Control + Pin Escapes
- Back Takes + Back Escapes
- Leg entries
- Turtle Attacks: Breakdowns, Go Behinds, Mat Returns
- Ground & Pound from EVERYWHERE
- ALL Submissions! (Rear Naked Strangle, Guillotine, Armbar, Triangle, Heel Hook, Etc. Etc.)
Not sure how to do all that?
You can follow literally any video tutorial you could find on YouTube or purchased video instructional with the SMARTY the same way you would with a human training partner!
And guess what, you won't have to play dummy for anyone! Ha!
Will it stand the test of time?
- Made from heavy-duty VINYL synthetic leather.
- Using 4-ply polyester/nylon ultra-strong thread.
- Reinforced double-stitch for extra durability!
We even added some special folded fabric extendable joints in the hips and shoulders to give it more range of motion without risking any damage to the fabric!
See the demo videos for the stress testing!
Lastly, if you're worried about hygiene for odors, or if you intend to share this awesome training tool with other people, rest assured!
Because the fabric is 100% waterproof, you can easily clean and disinfect it between sessions so it stays ultra-clean!
It won't absorb moisture like other fabric-made dummies...
So what are you waiting for?
Trust me, if you've been wanting to get a grappling dummy, or if you're interested in improving your grappling skills thanks to a training partner that's there for you 24/7, and always available to practice what YOU want to practice...
This is the PERFECT training tool for you.
Get yours today, you'll be glad you did.
Just be sure to leave a review once you've taken your grappling skills to a new level!
Practice well 👊
Inventor of the Grappling SMARTY
Owner at Effective Martial Arts
I am a white belt who has been training for approximately 2 months and the smarty grappling dummy is exactly what I needed for where I am at in my JiuJitsu journey. It’s positioning is great for drilling, BJJ based workouts and submissions. I bought my dummy infilled and the filling process was pretty simple. I bought 2 bags of 10kg rags from Bunnings (I live in Australia) for $25 each and 2 bags of polyester for $12 each from Spotlight. I have to admit I was a bit concerned about stuffing the dummy myself but if you watch the instruction video on YouTube it’s very straight forward. My JiuJitsu has gone up a notch from this product as I am able to take what I learn from class that day then drill it again at home in order to solidify the technique. All in all I personally give it an easy 5 stars and highly recommend for anyone👍🏽
Thanks for this great review, David!
Hope you have fun training :)
This was exactly what I had been searching for. Best grappling dummy I’ve had and I think it should be a part of everyone’s arsenal. It was a pain in the ass to fill (as expected) but very much worth it and the stuffing video how to was very useful. Overall very pleased thank you and great job!!! I think my first words using it were “this is the best invention of all time”
Haha, thanks for the kind review, Edward!
Have fun training :)
I highly recommend for people starting out in jiu-jitsu. Customer support is amazing.
Much appreciated! :)
Nice and good manufactured!
I love it!! It is so nice to have a buddy to drill with!
Thanks a lot! Gonna better my game in no time! 🤙🤙
Thanks for the kind review, Tevairai!
Hope you have fun :)