Im an intermediate level akuma player and I am looking to improve my game. I seem to have hit a brick wall in terms of improvement and don’t really know how to progress to the next level. Therefor I decided to try and develop a training regime for myself (and other players like me) not only to hammer home the fundamentals of the game but also improve on what is already there. I have read a few advice threads from this forum and they all seem to offer advice saying things like “Go to you local arcade to level up” and “Get to as many tournaments as possible” These things are both something I would love to do but where I live in Sheffield, UK there are no arcades or tournaments around. London has a couple of machines but that like a 320 mile round trip. So I am pretty much resigned to playing online and at home.
I decided that my biggest strengths are punishment, BnB’s and I know a few character match-ups pretty well. My weaknesses however are pretty lengthy. When it comes to mind games and mix ups I am all over the show, I tend to not block enough with Akuma and when I do I seem to get thrown a lot. Also I insta-die vs a good Bison or Chun-Li. My goals are to get good enough to visit a london tournament and not go 0-2 or whatever and start a street fighter society in my home town but that is a different issue all together.
I don’t seem to be getting any better playing the championship level on XBL, I seem to have hit a constant where certain match-ups I know I will win and some I am resigned to losing as soon as the character select screen appears.
Does anyone out there have a training regime they use, or any tips on what to be looking at next. Additionally does anyone have any learning materials (other than this fine forum ofc) that they could direct me to? I wish I had a video to post but the only videos I have are from about March time and I have improved loads on them since.
Thanks in Advance.