Thought this topic would be something that we all have to deal with, seeings as our character archetype basically coaxes opponents to jump so that we hit them with the anti air.
I have been playing sagat as a main for about a year now and although i have gotten better, i feel like my anti air could use a lot of work. I thought i would start this thread to see what strategies or training regimens, methods, techniques you guys use to get your anti air sharper.
My thing is that after throwing shots, i usually buffer dp almost as a natural response. I also do the crouch stand pump when i am in neutral sometimes if i am expecting the opponent to jump, however this is not ideal as you leave yourself open to projectiles and sweeps etc.
Another place where i feel my anti air is lacking is once the opponent gets into crouch strong range, because then, I get kept busy dealing with the opponent’s footsies and blocking and all of a sudden there’s a jump (which could hit me from the front or cross me up. I tried dealing with this using stand medium punch, but it’s too finicky for my liking. An lp dp is more reliable, but i feel like i cant get it quickly enough on reaction in an actual match.
Do you guys do your anti air dp’s on reaction to a jump in or in anticipation of a jump? I fall more on the latter side but i would like to get my game up so that i could react to the jump in rather than anticipate it and worry about it. I feel anticipating the jump in takes away a lot from my footsie game coz im constantly thinking about it, etc.
anyway, let me know what you guys do and how you managed to up your anti air skills.
Thanks in advance.