This forum needs more love, and SA1 Yang isn’t all that bad a choice, you just have to play him differently.
With SA1 the big problem is lack of stored meter for EX Slashes, (he builds meter rather fast, but you only get one bar of SA1). You can use them, but they would have to be more rare if you are going to use SA1 at some point.
SA1 = King Punisher.
If your the person you are playing whiffs, or makes one small mistake, or leaves one little opening, SA1 is a fast punisher, and it stings, alot. Most of the time Yang (with SA2) is used for rush, and you can still rush with SA1 Yang, but now you have the option of holding back for a bit, see if you can make them goof, and SA1. This is probably going to be the main tool for having it.
You can of course combo into it, although not many ways are useful. Cr.LKx3 or Cr.LPx3 are useful and hit confirmable, but a little hard to get off for some. Cr.MK XX SA1. Close St.FP (cancel first hit, not that hit confirmable though). Command Grab XX SA1 rapes it’s damage, chain xx SA1 is near useless, and if you time it right (not worth it imo) you can get a full super off of a landed close MK, but if you have a full meter and can’t use the SA, I would blast some EX Slashes off instead of trying to force the SA in.
Any ideas or thoughts? This isn’t a “SA1 > SA2” thread, this is a Yang SA1 thread.