LONG POST BELOW (pls bear with me, I really need help)
I was playing with a friend who uses Sakura, and I was owning him with Juri by rushing him down. (some of Sakura’s footsies are good but Juri is kinda too fast for her).
Had no issue until he switched to my greatest fear : The Shotokans (Ken, Ryu, Akuma).
Gameplay is basically him doing hadoukens when we’re far apart.
At mid-range, he either shoryukens or hadoukens. When we meet each other in air, he uses jump-forward Heavy Kick (which my Juri lost to every time).
At close-range, it’s pretty much crouching HK and shoryukens.
It got to a point where he was winning like 20 matches and I won 1.
And through the matches, I started to get so scared of the shoryuken that my Juri no longer rush down…she just retreated and blocked and blocked with not much offense.
I tried to reduce my jumping in (I always do that), but without jumping in, it’s really very hard to get close to the shotos, and the hadoukens are chipping my life away.
And when I do managed to get close, I get shoryuken in the face after I finish doing my footsies to open them up (cr. LK, cr. LK, S. MK).
Also, when he does hadoukens, I sometimes managed to punish it with dive kick but it doesn’t really help things that much. I occasionally uses the counter move (sakastushi or something) where she goes past the hadouken but I get shoryuken right afterwards (maybe I’m too far when I did the counter, giving them time to input shoryuken).
People always say Juri is a ryu / ken eater, but my Juri is getting raped very badly. Like 20 (friend) vs 1 (me, and that 1 victory was by pure luck).
Got to a point where he was spamming LP shoryukens CONSECUTIVELY in front of me non-stop cos’ he knew I was scared, and I just move back and back and back and did nothing cos’ I’m scared if I try to punish, the next upcoming shoryuken will over-ride all my moves.
So, my questions:
How do you guys deal with situations like this using Juri!!! I really can’t find a way to deal with shotos, especially shoryukens. Heck, it hits me even when I’m somewhere between close and mid range!!! It’s like, the moment I do anything other than block, I get shoryukened.
When Juri meets ryu / ken in the air and they uses Heavy Kick, is there any normal that Juri has that can beat their Heavy Kick???!!! My Juri’s jump-forward HK and MP loses to ryu / ken’s HK everytime.
When dealing with shotos (especially those that abuses shoryuken), what is the best range to maintain? Mid-range?
Against shotos, Juri should play defensively and passively? No rush down? In the matches, I’m the one going after him trying to attack him while he plays in a more passive manner. But if I play passive
and he plays passive, the game will never end right? LOL
In cases when you guys managed to get close, you guys do cr. LK, cr. LK to open them up? Because usually when my footsie ends, I get shoryuken-ed for the 47742th time.
Sometimes I use Fuhajin to open him up but it’s totally useless.
Any other tips would be nice. I see this vid of Juicebox (I think?) fighting a ryu, and he was rushing the ryu down like anything. It’s weird that particular ryu didn’t do much shoryukens, and it’s even weirder that juicebox doesn’t seem to care a hoot about the danger of shoryukens and he just rush-down and rush-down like mad. shoryuken is not just an anti-air move…it’s a really strong move that totally keeps opponents away.
Thanks a lot!