ive been playing ssf4 for a while now and i got the basic of things; however, there are a few things that i do not understand and seemingly, always, struggling against. if anyone can help it would be great.
first- footies and spacing.
i understand the point of footies is to get your opponent to whiff a move and then punish accordingly, and footies will eventually set up mental games later on. my problem is that i do not understand how to determine if im in the right position? how do i know if I’m in the right distance? say for example, I’m playing as ryu, i do a block string, cr. lk, cr. lk, step back then solar plexus to catch those mashing tech, but if the opponent where to throw out a random sweep, how do i defend against the sweep while taking advantage if they were to mash crouch tech?
how do i know if im playing in the right distance when playing footies?
what should i be reading at all times?
how do i know if im playing a character properly? what are the processing of identifying?
if i do a late jump in attack, whats the difference when it whiffs? does it cancel the recovery time? (like if i do a jump forward hard kick with ryu, if i do it right before he hands, then the active frames of attack goes straight into landing recovery frames right and therefore canceling the recovering frames of the attack itself.)
second, crouch teching,
i believe crouch teching allows 7 frames of throw teching if being thrown and standing allows 9 frames. but i always get thrown. am i suppose to tech after my opponent press throw or before? because i get thrown either way.
3rd how to deal with wake up uppercuts and throw mixup.
how do i deal with them? it seems that i cannot seem to apply pressure without my opponent just dping or throwing me all the time…
do i delay tech? and how do i do it?