Originally Posted by coog
Also you do learn take down defence in karate, at least I did and what i learned is agaainst the rules in MMA crossface, sprawl and strike on the back of the neck.
So you have to slightly change the strike, so what? The takedown defense aspect would still be the same.
It's not like a strike to the back of the neck is some super move that is going to win the fight more than once in a blue moon, and it was only outlawed within the last decade or so, there were plenty of MMA/Vale Tudo/NHB matches where it was legal.