I’m trying to bring my play to the next level, but I need your help with understanding some basic concepts about wakeup.
Starting situation: I (Akuma) just scored a hard knockdown against Sagat. Now, assuming I want to use a meaty cr.lp (3/2/7), in the ideal case I stick out the last active frame of the cr.lp the moment sagat stands up. This means that in any case I have to wait 1+7 frames until I can do anything, right? So if Sagat decides do an uppercut the very moment he wakes up (5 frames invincible startup), I’m bound to eat it no matter what. Is that correct? If so, this also means I have no safe meaty options against Sagat on wakeup? And if that is true, this means I have no means of putting pressure on him on wakeup until I manage to condition my opponent not to SRK on wakeup?
Not sure if that’s how it works, or if I’m dead wrong on this one. Help much appreciated.