As long as I can remember, it all started when I first witness this combo video featuring Guy, performing his highly unique fighting style that will soon inspire me on looking for more Bushinryu action. After which, I stumbled upon a top Japanese Guy player who go by the name “Kiyo” (“Kiyomatsu”, as of late), who shows impressive reactions, technical mix-ups and footsies. I was so fascinated by what I’ve seen that I had to find a way to play this character.
When I first played Guy on Street Fighter Alpha 3, he seems difficult to utilize, especially his Bushin chain (lp, mp, hp, hk). I’ve been playing Guy for a couple of weeks until I completely gave up on him and decided to just spectate Kiyo’s Guy for entertainment purposes. After hearing that Street Fighter 4 was going for another sequel to the series, I was wishing for the return of the Final Fight characters to appear.
A few months has passed by since SSFIV was mentioned, after checking Eventhubs for news, I was in shocked after hearing Guy and Cody were making a return to the Street Fighter scene. When the release of SSFIV hit the stores, I was highly eagered to buy the game with no hesitation in mind. Upon doing so, I’ve been playing Guy day-and-night to self-improve my skill and get adapted to his unique play style.
After feeling that I was lacking true knowledge of the Bushinryu fighter, I’ve search youtube for players that also uses Guy and study their methods. After searching a lot of Guy players, I’ve stumbled upon a particular one that caught my eye with amazement. His name is Kiryu Tsukimiya, a well-known SSFIV player that uses Guy’s pressure tools to mind game and mix-up his opponents. After months and months of studying Kiryu’s matches, learning various of techniques discovered by other Guy players and mixing it in with a little bit of my own play style, I came to an understanding on using the Bushinryu fighter and want to perfect my knowledge and experience to even greater lengths!