Hi guys, Im a Ken player from Sydney, all the way down in AUS, and although im not the best ken player ever, i thought maybe u would like to hear my tactics etc.
my thoughts on Zoning:
Zoning differs from which character ur vs-ing, and to know the range of the opponents most useful pokes. eg. stay out of chuns cr.mk range.
Cause at a range like dat, chuns arent be stupid enough to sweep u and miss.
They will more or less try to cr.mk you, and u see anything move, sweep or cr.mkXXSA3, but only sweep if ur confident it will hit, otherwise chun will reversal SA2 on a blocked sweep.
when playing say against a shoto, i like to stay JUST inside their maximum cr.hk range, where cr.mk will not hit but cr.hk will hit.
the reason is because, the only move that will hit u is cr.hk and as soon as u see them do ANYTHING, just tap down and anticipate the parry.
st.mk from Ken may possibly hit, but even on hit, can be reversaled by SA3.
I also do a lot of things to bait a parry.
things like, st.mk, then when u finish, anticipate a low parry. and eventually they will stop trying to hit u and walk up and grab u… then u just cr.mkXXSA3.
essentially i do other things like close mp, then bait a parry, or whiff hp and bait a parry.
other things are like, close mp, then after they block or eat it, do a far mp. and if say against a shoto, they do ANYTHING they then will eat the far mp, then obviously SA3.
also cr.lk, then far mp also works great, but ideally try to mix in other stuff.