Match mindset +execution=my failure against good players


#1

Hey so I have this problem where I would fiight someone sub par to my skill level and I would feel fine enough to execute most links and combos without over thinking what im doing. But when I fight someone who I think is somewhat good (I determine that in the first round after losing or thinking that i had a hard time beating them) I struggle to pull off links and some moves. Srk’s arent a real problem its regular moves that go into srk and when i mess up on a link or akumas bnb i usually get rush down. Then I start to panic when teleporting away doesn’t seem like its helping much because i retreat for a little bit and then i jump back into the same situation, its like i even start to hesitate alot when trying to go for a srk fadc leading me to waste meter. What can exactly help me get my mindset prepared for hard tough situations because practice doesnt seem to work so well compared to a real life online fight I guess i can say im struggling with a mental block when it comes to my execution.


#2

There was just a front page article about something similar to this. A lot of it trying to calm yourself down and realize that when the match starts it’s 50/50 which way it can go and you’re hurting youself by losing confidence which will definitely be reflected in you performance.

The Article: http://www.shoryuken.com/content.php?r=411-Top-Player-Mentality