Ok back from my first local tourny. heres how it when
First match… Gouken vs Honda. My spacing was letting him jump in too much. I was trying to zone at the wrong distance therefore eat headbuts when throwing air hadous. I was eating too many of his pokes and he put fear in me with those fast ass headbuts. He was smart and i was not really smart with that match up. I never fight honda and really did not know what to do. However I feel I learned from this. I need to learn to lame it out. zone with projectiles at the right distance and keep honda out the right way. Pressure the hell out of him when he has no meter. I knew about hondas reversal ex headbut but For some reason I though he has something else so I was not demon flip pressureing like I should have.
Anyway I need to work on that matchup its in my favor lol. That match sent me to losers.
In losers I fight quite possibly the worst ryu i have ever played. Prob even worse then what your thinking. wake up Dps just played horrible and was 100% free. Good games though I guess.
Second losers match I played an ibuki. Didnt really use any of her tools and techniques. No Super jump cancels, No frame traps no vortex although I was not letting her get any untech knockdowns. Anyway I played smart and won.
Now my last losers match. Gouken vs Blanka … yes … blanka. Hard match!!! Jab electric shock block strings roll stop grab roll stop hit confirm roll stop bullshit lol. I tried my best ot make my gaurd solid and I know blnkas love to slide under projectiles. I tried to bait him to do that but he was not falling for it. I watched my spacing along with his meter to c if he has ex ball for my projectiles. I managed to Reaction ultra 1 one of his Blanka rolls and that won me one of that the matchs best 2 out of 3. I DID NOT KNOW BLANKAS BOUNCE ROLL EX WAS ARMOR BREAK. I know the regular one is not and I focus is all the time to avoid being crossed up lol.
It came down to him closing in on me and getting untech knockdown on me and blanka playing his wakeup game on me and me guess wrong. At one time he got in my face and did that move where he puts his body flat on the ground. That mind fucked me and i didnt know what to do lol. I should have punished him but I froze up. Anyway it was close but i got sent home by a blanka. I have much room for improvement.
My spacing my option selects needs to improve. When your fighting blanka you WILL be working harder its a bad matchup still i lost because of me . I need to improve my game.
Time to hit up the matchup thread and learn how to fight honda and blanka better heh. Also option selects with gouken.