The more I look at modern-day competition judo the more it worries me. Competitors are so worried about comitting themselves to a throw in fear of being countered etc that we find people in a more and more defensive position. The IJF responded to this lack of attacking by introducing pacivity rules (OK) and this has helped a bit. What I would like to see is a return to the old ways where fights were the best of three ippons (no time limit). This meant that the Judoka could step out on the mat and "give it guns" straight off without the worry that one mistake would mean the end of the competition. As it is at the moment people win more now on penaltys than they do with throws. Is this right? Lets raise the standard required to get an ippon (which is being continually lowered) and let's get out there and have a good scrap! What does everyone else think?