Originally Posted by boranbkk
Good luck to your boy Reese Pira.
Got a question for you that's bugging me and as your a judge you may have the answer. I've just spent the last few weeks rewatching all the K1 Max events and having never fought under K1 rules couldn't figure out if in Japan under K1 if any merit is given to thows or sweeps that take a guy to the deck like an MT throw to the deck, sweep or just a straight kick to the leg that takes the guy down. It seems they don't score anykind of positive for this at all, right?
I have judged a fair few local K-1 rules bouts and certainly score them provided only one hand is involved and it is clean. JWP - Zam twice is a couple that come to find - that teep that took Zambidis off his feet in the first round certainly scored. We have few of these fights these days on the shows I favour as modified Thai rules (everything but elbows) or full thai rules is far more popular and IMO far easier to judge.
Some of the MT based guys invalidate the throws by using two hands thus cannot be scored, also they don't get the torque in the technique and the fall is spoilt. The Japanese focus on evening up the grapple / striking odd's has made the rules very vague IMO. Any particular fight and we can do a RBR?