Watching the matches this weekend from EVO made me realize one of the bigger holes in my game, and that would be my lack of working in a proper usage of focus attack, focus cancel dashes, and FA parries.
I believe part of the problem (and not just with me, but a lot of players from what I’ve seen) is that there is not a great way to establish good habits with these moves in real matches. This is a shame, as I really believe that Hakan’s malleability with his focus attack is what could truly give him an advantage in a competitive setting (especially in correlation with his very, very adaptable and usable normal moves).
I certainly feel that these points I’ve listed is what is keeping me, personally from improving more, as I feel like I’ve hit a wall in my game after a year and half of play with him.
So, I figured it couldn’t hurt to open a theory and application discussion on the best ways to practice and enforce good habits in matches to use crisco canceling, parrying via focus attacks, and general, entry level focus attack shenanigans using Hakan.
I’ll add more myself later (oh, being at work…) But, if anyone wants to get the ball rolling with a question or comment their own, please do.