Re: SSF2T: The New Ken Thread
Avoid the wacky kicks during footsie:
The traditional way to trip is SF (for me any way) is to walk forward and quickly sweep the joystick to down or down/forward + kick. !0 times out of 10 with new Ken you’ll get that worthless no-range “wacky kick” if you try and sweep this way. The way I like to sweep/low kick immediately from a walk it with a sort of “alpha counter” motion. Meaning:
back, down/back, down + kick. Obviously you can skip the back but the other two joystick points are pretty key. You can then of course buffer your low roundhose with the appropriate special. Do a roundhouse xx fb for push away pressure or roundhouse xx fb+kick to if you know your sweep will connect. This allows Ken to recover faster and helps to set up his cross-up/meaty/throw game. If you’re having difficultly buffering a fb and you get a dp rahter then a fb, slow down the motion/button press slightly, it works wonders.
The low arcing hurricane kick (bullet buddah)
This is super useful to get your self out of the corner, counter zoning games, cross up and follow up meaty fireballs.
There’s two motions I do to get the low arcing hurricane:
forward, up/foward, forward, down/foward, down, down/back, back, up/back.
this definitely doesn’t follow the laws up Bruce Lee’s economy of motion but if your a fok fan of have touble finding your diagonals, this might be up your alley.
I prefer this method:
up/foward, forward, down/foward, down, down/back, back, up/back.
Yes, I realize it’s almost the same, if you can jump forward, you can do this motion and simply quickly sweep the joystick to up/back and hit kick.
Keep in mind that the different kicks go different distances, short being the shortest distance of course.
You can set up nice sequences after a knock down with this trick:
knock down, meaty jab fb, low arcing hk + foward kick, walk forward into sweep range then step back, opponents sweep misses, step forward and do low roundhouse (with the method described above of cousrse) xx fb + kick, jump and cross up with forward kick, low short x 2 xx super dp. I know some of this is obvious but it just goes to show that it’s not really that tough to contol new Ken’s kicks if you just slightly modify traditional technique.