i can say that i’m past the basic stage with Fuerte, i can do his moves, land the Ultra from a jump with at least 75% success, can bait using the run-stop, and can also execute the RSF more often than not. I also am learning his wakeup moves and mixups. That said, offensively i think im still a work in progress, but can be ranked at least average nonetheless.
the only thing that keeps me from breaking the intermediate level with him is my defense. i absolute SUCK with him in defending, which is very very bad in his case because he doesn’t have enough HP to block all the time. The one thing that always bothers me is how slow my reaction time was to someone who is jumping towards me. I’m at awe at guys like TKD, Tetsu, and other guys who can easily detect a jumping attack that they simply run back and hit c.FP with perfect execution (including when to stop the run so the c.FP is in perfect position), while me, i can’t even time the guacamole right. It always comes out late, and it’s not because of the input delay.
I know that with Fuerte, it’s his offense that becomes his defense, but I’d like to know what to do when im in a defensive position, so that I have an answer to everything the opponent throws at me.
Some pointers on zoning would also be great, as im still not sure what distance i should play Fuerte in.
tl;dr: Please give me some pointers or muscle memory stuff on how i can predict my opponents moves and defend well accordingly with Fuerte, specially against jumping attacks. Some zoning tips are also greatly appreciated.