So I spent the past few hours playing… and also watched one of tokidos video. He was vs ken and just so happened that today I kept on losing to a ken too.
I watched tokidos playstyle and he was surprisingly, very unlike him, blocking a lot and using pretty much only c.mp during defence . It got me thinking and I, after along while decided to research and make sense of frames etc. When to attack when not because in the latter you just get smashed if you attack without regard.
To my surprise this forced me to think and refrain from pressing buttons without further thought, but only do so when it is “safe”. I’ve been dying much less and even I have been losing matches it’s now interest to find out why I lost rather than wholesale frustration.
Long way to go but I hope this is the starting point to a “thinking” player. Hehe