S.forward .... why?

ken

#1

hello masters, i have yet come up with another noob question.

was watching some ken vs ken vids… which i enjoy…

what are the situations/scenarios where s.mk is used?

i.e. c.lk, c.lk, s.mk … why?

also c.lk, c.lk, c.lp

now does that lp register as a down attack or a mid attack? if someone was to block parry… would they aim down?

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#2

s.mk keeps em from jumping away, you can catch em with a down parry if they try to retaliate but i doubt you’d catch anyone option parry with that at high level.


#3

Good for stopping dash ins too. Recovery kinda sucks if you whiff it but if placed right it helps you to move towards the opponent and stop a dash in attempt. I also like to do scrubby shit like do s.MK up close and then cancel it into b+MK.


#4

I use it as a follow-up for EX tatsu’s that are too far away for a shoryu.


#5

I’ve fallen for this :arazz:


#6

its also fast compared to his standing HK (one of his 3 ranged non low parry attacks that matter) its better to use s.Mp vs dash ins, s.Mk is better vs jumps.

also they are probably doing c.MP after a c.Lk x2 blocked, cuz if they hit a button it means free shippu :<


#7

^^ Yeah, plus sometimes people expect a Shoryu or something as they are jumping in, but a s.forward can catch them off guard too because it comes out fast like you said.


#8

just remember that blocked s.MK = free combo for your opponent.


#9

so’s a blocked c.MK if they are chun urien (sa1) or ken…


#10

I just use it for poking when I have them in the corner.


#11

I kinda suck with Ken but I like to tick throw after it >_>