Having played SF in my youth, and have recently got back into the thick of it. Unfortunately I’ve spent my years studying and working instead of sitting in front of the TV playing console games. This, in addition to using the computer keyboard daily, has caused the muscles on my left thumb to weaken and atrophy, since it was never used for anything more strenuous than pressing the ‘space bar’.
Rather foolishly I bought a copy of SF4:AE and a Xbox360 joypad, with dreams of being able to pull of FADC(s) into Ultra(s). Lets just say that in my first few days of playing SF4, my left thumb was able to feel previously undiscovered feelings of pain and discomfort.
I can report, however, that I am now able to at perform the ‘shoryuken’ and the 360 and 720 motions if I take a deep breath, steady myself and count down from three. It has become clear to me that to progress in this game I will have to execute these moves on cue, and punishing my opponent for whiffed moves, instead of jumping harmlessly into the air while I scream expletives.
So I am hoping to compile a list of ‘exercises’ which I can repeat and execute with minimal error, as part of a regiment for improvement. If you have any suggestions, please let me know and I will add them.
Dash + Tomahawk
EX Spire + EX Tomahawk + EX Condor Dive
L Spire + L Mexican Typhoon (to close distance)
Dash + Mexican Typhoon
Focus 3 + Dash + Mexican Typhoon (dizzy punish combo)
S.MK + EX Mexican Typhoon
Jump + Ultra 1
Dash + Ultra 1 (can’t do this yet o_O)
J.Body Press + (C/S).MP + M Tomahawk
Dash + C.LK + C.LP
C.LK/S.LP + Mexican Typhoon
EX spire through projectiles (using training dummy)
Focus dash through projectiles (using training dummy)
Focus dash through projectile + Mexican typhoon (training dummy)
* CS whiff + Ultra 1
[*]J.Body Press + Mexican Typhoon/Ultra 1 (fake)
Thanks in advance!
Edit : Added suggestions from Mipe and xpsg