Yang Kara Grab

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#1

I’ve just finished watching KO vs Boss on the latest gvision ranbat and noticed that KO kept doing a kara grab. I’m no yang player myself, but I do like to be informed, and was wondering if anyone here knows how to do it?

I thought maybe st. strong, but I never see any of that yang players do it, if it’s really that easy.


#2

standing roundhouse or lk, standing roundhouse it better


#3

Yes!


#4

You sure that’s possible? Wouldn’t you just get the grab if you do the kara using a kick at the end? And it must be too difficult to do it at the beginning unless your hands move at superhuman speed. I don’t think s.MP would work either because you would get the palm. My guess is c.HK is being used. Did you hear Yang make a noise when he does it?

Edit: if this thread was about the normal throw, ignore this. s.HK is best for that.


#5

it was about the normal throw.
teehee.


#6

It’s standing roundhouse for Kara Grab, and it gives you like three extra pixels of range. If you can get it down every time, go for it. But usually when in a grab situation with Yang you don’t need it.


#7

St. HK kara gives you 13 extra pixels of range compared to a regular throw. St. LK only gives you 10, but it’s easier to perform. KO obviously prefers using st. HK.


#8

If you kara flip grab with c.HK it doesn’t do much for range but it does make Yang go HOO

HOO


#9

If you’re talking about low roundhouse kara into zenpou tenshin, I do it all the time but I really don’t notice a difference in distance whatsoever. But yeah, Yang’s standing roundhouse is his best kara throw, but it’s only situationally worth it. His walk speed is good enough for tic grabs.

On a side note, a contacted jumping jab pushes the opponent back in perfect distance for a kara throw (SORTA like Chun’s low jab, kara throw… just uhh not nearly as useful). It’s nifty but I’ve yet to really use it in serious play.