street fighter notes
DO NOT BE AFRAID OF READS
DO NOT BUY INTO TGOFL
YOU’RE ALLOWED TO PLAY VS THE PLAYER IFF YOU’RE PREPARED TO PLAY WELL
YOU’RE ALLOWED TO PLAY HIGH LEVEL MELEE AT ANY MOMENT
everything is a punish
you want to identify a strategy and then identify:
how do I whiff punish the strat
“I can do it, but I have to know the spot to stand and I have to know the normal”
and how do I aggressive poke a strategy (is this the same as stuffing? Not always.)
“higher level players use strategies that will work in a moment”
“every button they press is an option for you not just for them. Every button they press can be whiff punished or you could aggressively poke it depending on your position.”
“Don’t play in the now, play in the next moment.”
“If you KNOW that they’re going to walk forward all of the sudden you have a world of options to aggressive poke.”
you don’t close space by walking forward as they walk forward because you’re afraid. Eliminate fear and see what’s possible.
what you think of as confirmation and game knowledge may be what juicebox calls a prediction.
predictions are more viable than you think because there are only so many Viable options and only so many that they will display during a set
if you play on autopilot neither your win nor your loss has any meaning because you’ve set yourself on a fixed path
find someone that sucks and emulate a different player
your problem is that you’re approaching every match linearly with the intention to win; don’t. Treat every match as a learning experience, an opportunity to play as ___ or ___ if appropriate.
Don’t try to win. Don’t go into a match thinking ok I’m gonna try my best, because your best isn’t good enough. You’re in preparation. There’s no penalty to lose. No one cares. Make the most of it.