Recycling Grappling Dummies

Recycling Grappling DummiesPhysical fitness is a big part of mental fitness. There’s such a strong relationship between health of the body and mind and it is well documented, enough that schools all over the country and even elsewhere in the world are starting to realize cutting back on physical education programs may not have been the best idea. Opponents of physical education claim it does relatively little to help improve academic performance, or the associated costs like balls, dummies, insurance and more are often more than schools can afford to pay. The first claim is groundless and false, but there are ways to address the second.

Tackling dummies are really some of the most expensive tools for teaching football. They are literally used for taking blunt force trauma over and over again, sometimes from student athletes who weight as much as they do or even more – some of these kids can hit pretty hard. Brand new dummies can be very expensive, but getting them secondhand from a few sources can help to reduce that cost significantly. You can set dummies of any kind on a steel backing and use them for tackling practice; even used jiu-jitsu dummies can be purchased cheaply and repurposed in a pinch.

It’s not impossible to find other sports equipment secondhand and on the cheap, too. Football pads, sports balls, even helmets can be passed between teams or even from one school to another, as long as they’re still in good, working order. Remember that the vast majority of used items aren’t going to come with their original warranties, so if they bust once being bought, that’s all she wrote. There are always insurance policies you could purchase for the used equipment. Considering how much you might pay to keep them safe even in the event of their eventual destruction, this might just eliminate the monetary benefit of going secondhand in the first place. They’re all considerations to keep in mind.

Probably the best place to look for used dummies is other schools, or perhaps any martial arts schools in the nearby area. Places close down, they go out of business; students get moved to different schools to get rid of the cost of maintaining and operating unnecessary facilities. These things happen. These are the places to look if you’re serious about finding grappling dummies on the cheap. You should also consider any sporting goods stores and as always, various resources through the Internet like auction websites and wholesalers.

Just buying up whatever dummies you see isn’t necessarily the best way to handle the process, either. You should check some reviews for different kinds of dummies, look at the life expectancy of different brands given repeated and regular use, and then use this information to secure only grappling dummies which will be more likely to last than not. If you take a look at http://www.grapplingdummyinsider.com/ you can learn more about many different kinds of grappling dummies. It’s a great resource for this very specific need, but it still might be worth a glance even if you aren’t searching for cheap dummies.

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