Grappling Dummy for Striking?
So, this dummy that I have seen a few places is kind of strange to me. Is this worth much in terms of training strikes? I can see the obvious advantages of using it like this guy in the first video below, but not much in striking, yet I have seen people use them for such like in the second video (38 secs in).
I feel silly asking, but I am confident that the good people of this noble land can enlighten me.
YouTube - Ivan Ivanov's Suples Throwing Dummy
YouTube - Working Thai Bag and Grappling Dummy