quick comments on Ulesses vs Obot:
Geez Obot, what the heck are you doing with Sak? You’re not playing on a pad are you? It’s ok to push some buttons every now and then… :lol:
00:15- This was a free combo right there. Instead you just did d.MP. The best combo would of been s.LP, s.HK xx HP shouken or at the very least d.LK, d.LP, s.LK xx HP shouken bnb combo. You need to make sure you’re always 100% ready to combo from light attacks if you’re going to play Sak. That’s probably her greatest strength.
Overall: You’re not moving at all when you play Sak. The only time you ever try to attack is by either super jumping in, running, and/or rolling. This is terrible. To get an offensive going with any groove Sakura you have to control the ground first. You do this by walking in and out of your opponent’s range and sticking a few s.HK’s in his face first. Far s.HK is by far Sakura’s most dominate ground attack. Don’t be afraid to use your walk!
If you don’t want to attack, at least build your meter in some way. I personally whiff a lot of s.MP’s, jump back HP’s, and dive kicks.
EVERY time your opponent jumps, you should always be anti-airing him to the ground. I used to have this problem too. You just stand there and block everytime Rugal jumps in…
01:00- Don’t poke with d.HK. You’re at -14 everytime the opponent blocks. A s.HK, followed by a possible low jump forward MK or something would of been better here.
Why are you walking away so much?
01:22- Rugal cross up MK, d.LK, d.LK, repeat cross up MK is NOT a trap. Either roll out of the way, anti air him with jump back MP or d.HP, or just walk under the cross up.
Overall: You’re not anti-airing at all. Use Sak’s s.HP, d.HP, and jump back MP depending on the angle of the jumpins. d.HP in 90% of cases will suffice.
01:32- You can stop your run with anytime with s.LP. It’s way better than just skidding to a stop like you did here.
I’ll post more comments later to try and help you out if you’re still interested. Elflatulento plays Sakura pretty decent in the Boston match video you’re hosting. You should watch the basic stuff my amigo does with Sak. Ignore the A-groove combos. Basic Sakura strategy can be applied to any groove.