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Have to strongly disagree with your proposal, however. Whereas you’ve asked for the rules to be “more clear,” I think what you’re actually suggesting is a rules CHANGE.
In KC, we’ve seen many fighters attempt to utilize takedowns to thwart a dangerous striking opponent. Some have been effective at stumping the striker (Yanchuk vs. Gustavo comes to mind), and many have not (De Castaneda vs Ross Levine). Ultimately, the striker must be good enough at takedown defense or tough enough to stand up after some ground and pound to win their fight.
As someone whose watched every single KC fight, I saw no egregious “taking advantage of” or “breaking” of the rules in the Skrivers/Varga fight that would have resulted in Skrivers losing a point. There was nothing unusual or even unexpected about his strategy. Smaller guy with MMA experience vs longer guy who is an expert kickboxer. It’s smart tactics.
If Skrivers did in fact break any rules, Varga’s team can appeal to the athletic commission to enforce those rules. I doubt this will occur or be fruitful if it did.
A fighter must learn solid takedown defense to fight at the top echelon of the sport, and that was always going to be one of Varga’s biggest challenges coming from a more pure striking background.
Further, Karate Combat MUST maintain its ruleset in such a way as to remain a completely UNIQUE sport. This is for commercial reasons, entertainment reasons, and athletic reasons. Takedowns are already highly restricted (insofar as how many ways you can do them, and which ones can result in ground and pound – I.E. if both knees land on the ground after your takedown, you cannot strike in that position). To restrict them more, would pull Karate Combat away from itself and draw it ever closer to Thai Boxing/Kickboxing/Muay Thai.
Varga has already conquered his previous sport. Making his new combat sport more like his old one isn’t the right path forward.
To conquer Karate Combat, he should gain or further develop these new and valuable skills that match the (necessarily) unique KC ruleset.