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Arcadia Issue 58 - Lei Fei
Article - Lei Fei
Writer - Hanabi Lei
Source - Arcadia 58
Translation - Noodalls
Cut into your opponent's mindgames and shut them up!
Lei Fei has powerful attacks from stance, but they can be easily
yomi'ed. This time we'll introduce the ways to adapt to this.
Integrate "attacking" by cancelling stance
Lei Fei can go into stance from moves such as or Hai
and attack from their, but their are opponents who will predict
this and deal with it by evading or using moves that Dokuritu
stance cannot sabaki as a strong reverse nitaku, or they will watch
and block the options on reaction. Depending on the opponent, you
might get the feeling that the risk and return are out of kilter.
What you can do in this instance is cancel stance and evade cancel.
You can evade the opponent's abare, and attack back, or you can
target their evades and guarding with throws, to beat their nitaku.
In addition to Lei being in an advantaged situation, there
basically won't be any opponents who are hard to throw.
- You can watch the opponent's actions during your stance cancel so
if they look like they're freezing up then throw
- If they input an evade it will fail, so you can conect
on their failed evade.
Cancelling stances - Koko stance section
After or nehan on guard on normal hit, where the opponent
is expecting koko or koko , most often they will either
guard or evade. In this instance cancelling stance is beneficial,
as you can attack using BT attacks allowing you to apply a strong
nitaku, and for the opponent waiting for an attack the pressure
- The above mentioned attacks are useful against opponents that
know Lei's attacks. A delayed koko is good too, but if they
counter it it's painful
- If they start using reverse psychology, reverse reverse
psychology is useful (this is fairly liberal translation). When the
opponent is rushed, you can attack.
- If you connect or+ on the opponent's back, the
expected retaliatory throw from Lion will not connect. It's useful
if you can read the opponent's evade direction.