true that, you can't stop everything and if you do combat sports, youre gonna get hit, no question.
to clarify, we don't chase things either; if its not worth parrying or moving and won't improve your position, we just take a hit, which sometimes can set you up in the best place to fire back. and if a bomb is coming and theres no time to move, rely on a good guard and just take it, then counter.
but theres a whole range of in between too, where you arnt just covered up, but parrying, moving, catching, throwing leather back simultaneously, etc.
yeah calm down armed&hammered, forget to take your lithium or something??