N Ken Thread


It’s pretty difficult to do, but I just double-tap the jab. It’s something I have to practice pretty consistently to get the proper motion. Ideally you want to be able to put the jab for the special 3 frames in a row as tight as you can. frame 1 press jab, frame 2 release the jab, frame 3 press the jab again. In theory that’s the best way to perform it reliably, in practice it’s pretty damn difficult. I have noticed that the timing feels a lot easier offline than online. I can hardly get any reversal playing online.

Not sure what you’re looking at 6:05. I just see him do a standard jab uppercut through a fireball.

10:28 Goddamn that combo hurts. I’m able to do the standard version that ends in a fireball, and I haven’t had much luck landing an uppercut at the end. I find that the best way to consistently land the link after the dash punch is to piano either a) all 3 cr.punches in rapid succession, that way you’re sure to get at least ONE of the punches to land, and b) double-tap the cr.fwd, or c) combine that cr.fwd by pianoing it with the cr.rh for a simple combo, or cr.short x uppercut.


Something weird happened not long ago. I was playing a mirror match vs a friend of mine, suddenly, i was on the corner and my friend comboed me with a st. fierce into fierce dp with four hits(big damage of course ala HDR Ken)!, you can’t do that to Ken, Ryu, Chun-Li and Claw, how was that possible?, meaty st.fierce?(wait that’s impossible).

No i wasn’t drunk or high or whatever.

I asked to my friend and he said that he had no idea. i went to training mode, i revived the scenario and that shit is imppossible! DA FUC!?


I am pretty sure it is possible. It is just rare.

BTW: YuuVega (N.Dictator) vs Mattsun (N.Ken)
There are a few interesting things there:
[]backwards reversal Jab SRK [←(:arrow_lower_left:)↓:arrow_lower_right:+Jab, most likely] counter against Fierce Psycho Crusher (the very first time YuuVega used it, IIRC);
]“Hadouy crazy kick” (Inside Crescent) anti-air;
[*]several types of mix-ups into throw (whiff st.Jab, jumping Jab, jumping Jab xx Tatsumaki, cross-up Fwd cr.short, etc);
plus Mattsun’s usual solid play.


No, you got me wrong, Oldschool, because IT’S TOTTALY POSSIBLE to punish dictactor with standing fierce + 3 hits of the fierce dp, mattsun knows that, and that’s why he punishes dictactor with that combo.

Check this list

  1. Ryu*
  2. Ken*
  3. Guile
  4. Chun*
  5. Blanka
  6. Honda
  7. Sim
  8. Gief
  9. Hawk
  10. Deejay
  11. Cammy
  12. Fei
  13. Sagat
  14. Boxer
  15. Claw*
  16. Dictator
  17. Akuma*
    Ryu, Ken, Chun, Claw, Akuma can’t take the full standing fierce + 3 hits of the fierce dp.
    So i repeat again, how was that possible? ken vs ken no way!


You must have been ducking. You’re bigger when you duck. no homo.


OMG, Phil! The part after “BTW” is just cos this is the N.Ken thread. That has nothing to do with your question.




This is the time-stamp of the SRK counter in the video.


This Ken player is pretty sick. He makes Pony look like a newb here.



man, all those walk up throws…


In case anyone who doesn’t read the description

Man these footsies are so pure and intense/fast paced. I mean he never even jumps in and there are 2-3 dragon punches in the whole video?

I remembered watching 25th SF4 qual grand final snakeeyez gief vs (justin rufus?) and the stream monsters kept saying omgzfomg intense footsies11111! but in fact it was sooooooo freaking boring. Lots of walk back and forth feigning and no action. 15% life lead and then back off to your corners for 10 seconds.

TBF some of the ST honda MUs and claw MUs are like that too.


I looked through the STR results section and there’s only one showing for Kamerya and that was an old Master Secret Cup tournament from the early 2000s. I remember that he entered X-MANIA earlier this year so it’s nice to see him still competiting.

Anyone know what event this video is from?


Dude, this guy is really fucking fun to watch. If any of you have tried playing N Ken seriously, you will appreciate this guys execution. Something as simple as walking forward and going into cr hk is really fucking hard to do consistently due to the crazy kick motion. He looks like an old school player, his style reminds me of champion edition.

Here he is giving Mattsun a run for his money.



That’s some hot shit!


What made it really entertaining was that Mattsun even took on an old school style of play for that set as well with jab feints and close short pressure… in addition to typical crazy Mattsun shit.


“He’s an old-school player that, according to Daigo, has the best footsie action in ST.”


I really like his style of play, and his willingness to limit his special use at close range. His timing and spacing with that sweep is impeccable.


Mattsun is always in berserker mode with his fucking scary ken!. I prefer watching Mattsun over any other ST player.

Nuff said.


I’m more curious if he’s doing df hk or db hk.

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you can’t df hk walking forward, it will crazy kick. when you walk to the spacing you want, you have to go all the way to the back position, then go db hk to avoid crazy kicks. It’s harder then it looks. If you ever see a new ken player consistently be able to play footsies and cancel cr hk into fireball, you know that guys execution is legit.