Does anybody use a log journal to keep track of their moves and such?
I want to take my game to the next level, meaning I want to place top 10 in local tourneys. . I want to make it to EVO next year and get out of the 1st match, maybe even deeper into the tourney.
I’ve started using a notepad but I’m not really sure what should be in it. So far I’ve written down simple moves that I want to incorporate into my game and put tally marks as I do them in matches.
I use tally marks but just so you get an idea of how my journal looks like
I write combos down that I nail in a match. I have a separate list of just Guile combos that I’ve confirmed (pulled off in training) and as I play a match and say I nail a combo, I write that combo in my notepad and put a tally mark next to it.
Or teching throws, I’ll write in my notepad whether or not I teched a throw. So far I’ve been getting thrown a lot, even if I know the throw is coming, but I don’t want to eat a 4-5 hit combo…so I eat the fucking throw.
But my notepad feels really empty like if it’s missing more depth. Or maybe my concept just needs to be scrapped and I need to start over with a more detailed journal. I don’t know, hopefully I’ll get positive feedback.
Can anybody give suggestions?
If you have a log journal, what do you put in it?
How do you have it set up?
What do you write in it?
Anyway, thanks for your help.
EDIT:^^^I scrapped my old system of keeping track of the moves or combos that I land in matches and switched it with character specific matchups. This is mainly for the matchup that I don’t see often, if I keep track of what beat me or what set up they used, hopefully I’ll be able to avoid it in future matches.
But if you have any other suggestions leave your post; or if you’ve been thinking of keeping a SF4 journal, maybe this will help you.
EDIT 2: ^^^This is some stuff that I notated so far that I read before every match.
Stepping up your (my) game
- Double tap as much as possible
- Build meter when possible
- Bait out moves
- Learn the match up
- Break bad habits and tech more throws
**Questions to ask yourself (myself) **
- How did you lose?
- How did you play? aggressive/defensive
- Did you get baited, and how?
- What are your weaknesses?
- Did you punish a mistake?