Before COVID-19, I'd never considered buying a training dummy. I'm a kinesthetic learner, so when it became clear that the pandemic wasn't going to end quickly, I realized that a quality dummy could be extremely useful for me. Looking around at the various options, I settled on Spartan Combat Equipment because their models have working joints and can be positioned and manipulated realistically. For me, especially during this time, the Gladius was an investment that paid for itself quickly, because it's such a versatile tool for problem solving and for clarifying new and familiar techniques (including takedown approaches). It's sturdy enough that I can foresee using it regularly for many years to come. Thank you, Duane! 

James A
Sydney, Autralia
"Can't convey how impressed I am. High quality finish and great craftmanship. Very easy to draw him into the guard and get him into position for techniques. The articulated joints get your locks into the right position unlike other un-articulated stuffed arm joints I've tried on other dummies. I feel lucky to have stumbled upon your website -who knows what I could have ended up with!
Van Milnes
MMA and Grappling Instructor, Auckland MMA
"As a coach of the grappling sports, I find Max an invaluable tool for me to demonstrate techniques one-on-one to my students. It is also great as a drilling partner for group classes where there is an odd number of students. I love the way the joints are properly modeled for a realistic feel. I don't know of any other grappling dummy that can be positioned in the number of ways Max can be positioned. I can demonstrate armbars, kneebars, triangles, rear chokes, anacondas and d'arce chokes, heel hooks, wristlocks, double and single leg takedowns, control positions and escape positions. When I put a gi on him, the number of techniques I can demonstrate doubles! I highly recommend Max for anyone needing to frequently demonstrate or drill grappling techniques."
Tim W
New Zealand
Having such a high quality grappling dummy has improved my game. Because Maximus is fully jointed you can train any moves that you can think of - there isn't a choke, armlock, leg lock, guard pass or sweep you can't drill. I definitely recommend Maximus - because you get unrestrained access to drill your techniques, and that drilling will drive success.
"Top quality gear NZ Made. Perfect for gym and home situation.
Western Australia
I love my Max, it's amazing! Im big on arm bars & heel hooks & the arms/legs on this thing are perfect for it. Love how max operates in cover guard for triangle chokes or arm bars from my back too, pretty stable and feels strong, id recommend max anytime. I think my girlfriend is jelous of the amount of time i spend with it especially before a comp. Cheers!
Nicola and Murray
"..quick response and delivery was superb. The communication with Duane has been so professional and fast. We definitely recommend this business to others.Thanks so much.
I have been using the Maximus dummy for over 3 months now. When you can't always get a training partner for drilling, or you want to drill after class at home the next day. This dummy comes in very handy. You can do things from top position, guard, half guard, turtle when on top. Just about anything you want. Great for the price and the customer service is excellent. Thanks.**

Marcos Kantilierakis

United Kindom

Max has been an invaluable training partner. The level and quality of his construction is top-notch and would last any serious grappler a lifetime!

Daniel Santos

San Dieago U.S

I was'nt sure what to expect when I purchased a Maximus model. I was very suprised at the amount of moves I could drill on this dummy, it's no joke. I've been in recovery from injury but I've been able to work through it to some degree with the dummy. I love how it's just there ready to go whenever I want, it's been an invaluable training partner for me. Totally reccommend this to anyone serious about grappling .

Thanks guys!

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