Are shots to the back of the head only illegal on the ground?

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  1. vyronturner

    vyronturner Blue Belt

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    Why do knockouts/knockdowns like the Cruikshank and Jds/cain 1 not count as illegal?
     
  2. Mattitude V1

    Mattitude V1 WAR CONDIT

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    JDS/Cain I was a shot to the temple.

    And generally if you turn around or duck and take a shot to the head, it's clearly your fault.
     
  3. Ever Watchful

    Ever Watchful There is evil there that does not sleep Platinum Member

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    Well, neither of those were in the no-hit zone on the back of the head.

    To answer your question, I don't think they're allowed standing, or on the ground. There is like a small "t" on the back of the head that you can't strike.
     
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    It should be pretty close to impossible to hit the back of somebody's head standing unless it's completely other guy's fault, except maybe if they're clinching against the fence. In a striking exchange, you certainly can't aim for the back of somebody's head.
     
  6. SewerPirate

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    This thread shouldn't have gone further than this.
     
  7. Jopo

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    It's kind of impossible to not accidentally hit a guy in the back of the head standing at one point.

    Also, just bleed who cares.
     

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