Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: High Wycombe, England
Takedown defence is not offensive. It is defensive. It is used so that the fighter can stay standing and initiate his own offence. If he can't get his offence going thats his problem.
Getting points for stuffing TD's is ridiculous. The point of fighting is to attack and damage the other person. If a guy has the cardio to constantly go for TD's the entire fight then good for him, you should not get points for defending what someone else does.
Should you get points for blocking punches? No. Should you get points for escaping submissions? No.
Fighting is about causing damage, only effective offense counts. Your defence serves the purpose of protecting yourself so you can optimise your offence.
At the same time, a guy should not be rewarded for constantly going for TD's if he can not complete them.
If you can take a guy down, you deserve points for that as you have been effective with your offence.
Before anyone says TD's don't mean anything, they hurt.