Anyone here that has frequently been playing AE has probably realized by now that Yun is a very difficult character to deal with. Tokido has even gone so far to say that the matchup is 7-3 in Yuns favor. I’m making this thread to begin putting together strats, setups, and useful tools for the matchup. I know their are many players here who are not near any arcades with AE so they havent had the displeasure of dealing with this cheap son of a bitch. I want to make sure we all have a good source of information to look back to when we are scratching our heads wondering what we can do about the monster that Yun is.
The Match Up
Ill start this off by saying he is small, probably one of the smallest characters. The hitbox on both the twins is very short but it is wide. Fireballs are safe from midscreen to fullscreen until he has ultra. Once he has ultra, midscreen fireballs, air or ground, are very risky. Air fireballs are punishable by a properly timed Dash punch. If the Yun has EX meter(Which he probably will because they gain meter insanely fast) he can catch you while you are still in the air and then combo off of the dash punch for a hefty amount of damage). Remember to mix in ground fireballs because they will stuff any version of the dash punch. Do not get too predictable though because Yun also can shoulder through any ground fireball(and hit confirm into super) or just ultra.
I will say it again, both the twins are small as hell so AA’ing can be quite a chore. When a yun is attempting to get in DP is going to be your best option overall as well as S. Fierce, Cr. Strong, and stand jab. Just like in the Rufus matchup, Jump back Fierce is also a useful tool.
Vortex and knockdown:
Did I mention that they are really small? Yea so because they are so small, DF grab is almost useless. The one place where DF grab does come in handy is when the Yun is doing that bullshit free meter building full screen, EX DF Grab or Palm is a good option to ensure a free knockdown.
Safe jumps are your best friend in this matchup. This is because Yun’s DP is really good. If you are jumping in above the Yun and he does light DP its almost a 100 chance its going to hit you. If you then try to angle your crossups to land closer to his crossup side, the Yun can do heavy DP and get out for free. I wouldnt say eliminate DF kick from your vortex in this matchup but use it carefully and conservatively.
If you havent already taken the time to learn option selects. I suggest doing so before June 7.
Jump in RH/DF option select- Perform a safejump in the Yun so that if Reversals DF will come out (hopefully autocorrected) giving you a full punish on a heavy up kick that puts yun half the screen away from you.
Command Dive Kick/DF option select- See above
More to come…
Anything more information you guys post I will add to the main post.
Also please let me know if anything not accurate.