Everyone knows that Guy has a ridiculously good corner game. He’s got all the right tools to send his opponent to the corner and all the requisite moves to keep them there. Oftentimes, cornered opponents will be so anxious about their positioning that they’ll focus almost entirely on trying to escape rather than on playing solidly. This will usually lead to them making a mistake and a big punishment opoprtunity for you.
I just thought it might be interesting to discuss what other Guy players do once they have their opposition right where they want them. Are you the kind of player that will sit just outside of sweep distance trying to catch any escape attempts (punish jumps with TK Izuna etc…)? Do you continue to do run/stop pressure? Do you go for the easy cross up?
Personally, I’ll be the first to admit that once I get someone in the corner, I hardly ever focus on trying to keep them there. I’m a momentum player and so just usually go for the 50/50 cross-up/elbow drop. If it hits, great, more damage, resets etc… If not, it’s back to work chasing them.
However, I feel that this approach isn’t using Guy to his fullest potential and that it’s a part of his game that I haven’t fully explored. It’s kind of an “auto-pilot” playstyle which I’m trying to change. Does any body here have any thoughts on playing the opponent to the corner and keeping them there?