Darklightjg1 wrote: »
Pressing a normal after blocking a step-kick dash is generally a bad idea because he has a frame advantage.
You can backdash/focus backdash to get away from most of that, especially after the step-kick-> dash. Also, if you crouch block all that, then after the step-kick dash you'll have charge ready to do EX SBK if you need to. LK hasanshu is a meterless way to deal with his TT or regular throw or low attacks, but can get stuffed by things like his cl. HP. If it hits though, convert that into more damage. Neutral jump is an even bigger read to beat TT and come down with a big punish etc. Part of the mix up is that he needs to respect your options as well.
It's a back and forth thing: you have things that'll beat 1 or 2 of his options and vice-versa. You both have to guess in that situation, so just know your options and make a choice (if he's predictable then your choice will be easy most of the time).
drkrieger wrote: »
I'm having a pretty rough time against both claw and dictator. I'm not really sure what I'm doing wrong exactly, but I feel like I'm really struggling getting a hard knockdown and then keeping pressure up off of it. Since they both have comparable move speed to Chun, I just can't seem to force them into a situation where I feel like I'm in control. It almost always feels like we're about even but I never seem to get the first knockdown.
Against claw I feel like I might need to OS sweep to catch his flip thing, but the actual claw he uses makes me so so SO frustrated trying to get in on him. Watching a few of my replays I 100% jump way too much but I'm at a loss for what to do otherwise. That claw just gives him the advantage over me it feels and focus attacking feels useless. That said, if I find myself at a life advantage, if I end up losing, it's 100% my fault. Patience really pays off at that point I find.
Against dictator, I feel like every time I get momentum, it becomes a question of whether he'll EX psycho crusher out or not. The only success I've had against him is boring him to death so that he'll start doing his demon flips (or whatever the actual term is) and then going for some air to air action. I'm also at a loss at what to do once he starts applying some scissor kick pressure. I feel like I'm just stuck blocking and taking chip damage for a bit.
Also one last question: is there a general guide behind which AAs to use versus which characters? I'm actually having a lot of fun figuring out which normals work best against certain characters but there's the occasional matchup where I'm at a loss and then either I lose too much hp trying to figure it out or I just never figure it out lol.