I'm not going to reiterate that, as near to perfection as BJJ is as a sport and martial art, it too often than not neglects takedowns. I'm just not going to express how the rules of our sport have influenced its progress in such a way that takedowns are deemphasized. I will not do that.
We're working on it, right grapplers? Take a look at this simply perfect foot sweep performed by Sam Hazewinkel in the finals at US Open. That's the sh*t right there.
Now, stand up and take down the first person that crosses your path. But, when you do it, do it clean and with technique.