Hey newbie thread, just wanted to pick the brains of the grizzled vets for a bit and get your two cents.
I know applying pressure, especially after earning a knockdown, is key for most characters to press the advantage and win. I’m a sagat player, so we live and breathe by the meaty cr. lk (+3 on block, +6 on hit) and the options it opens up when earning a knockdown.
Against char with weak wakeup (cody, etc), i get the knockdown in the corner especially, and its a wrap.
However, against ryu’s and kens, I end up getting psyched out. It seems like when I go for a meaty on wakeup, I eat an srk. If i crouch block close fishing for the reversal punish, I get thrown.
Even with char with a good ex wakeup option (chun ex sbk, honda ex headbutt), I don’t really know what to do. Every time i try and bait it out, i get reversaled if i go for a late meaty, or they sit on the ex bar and just throw. I certainly don’t want to back up and just give em another chance, holding my ability to apply pressure on if they decide to use the ex meter somewhere else in the round.
Any thoughts on applying good knockdown pressure on a character with a strong reversal? Thanks!