Awesome replies all. I can just feel the love.
Ty for the vote of confidence. I’ll train hard to make sure you are right.
Nice to know I’m not alone in this. Good luck on reaching a final soon.
I’m definitely going to incorporate more bait and punish style in my game.
Some really good tips there. I’ll head to training to work on them. In answer to your questions:
Closing in and poking is indeed a big problem for me. I use jumps and walking to close the gap. I’ll work on moving slower, but more deliberately. That requires patience of which I have little. But to quote Obi Wan Kenobi: ‘He will learn patience’.
My combos are:
cr.lp, cr.lp, cr. lk, HK SA (my BnB combo)
cr. HP, cr. mk xx HK SA
after succesful focus: TKCS, st. HP, HK CS
My BnB combo is not landing consistently enough I think. I can’t manage to land it more than 50% of the time. I’ll take your advice and train more in training mode.
- Predicting is the one thing I’m pretty good at. I can land many psychic moves even SBF. My martial arts training has tought me that there is a perfect distance for every attack, but that is also true for your opponent. I’ve gotten pretty good at predicting attacks. I’ve Ultra’d under fireballs etc. some many times. It’s awesome.
Having said that, you do have a valid point. I have a lot of trouble predicting when my opponent is NOT going to attack in G1. In G2 and G3 I did not have this problem. In other words I leave myself open too often becuase I thought someone was going to do something but did nothing. This is more true for charge chars than Shoto’s btw.
On a side note: I love your avatar Seiku. I laugh every time I see it.
Thanks for sticking up for me while I was at work. You’re right. I’m forced to learn new stuff. Why else would I read and post in SRK?
Gz on making G1. Looks like you have less trouble there. Any secrets besides just walking in and grabbing?
I’m ignoring the bad and taking in the good. Looking forward to improving too.
First of all: I watched a lot of your videos and my game has improved immensly because of them. So thank you for those!
Thanks for the words of encouragement. I’ll try and keep things in perspective. I suppose you might have the same problems when you get to SG. SG sounds like godhood from where I’m sitting.
It’s become a long post but I wanted to reply to all the good tips, lots of info and encouragement. You guys made my day.