Utilizing Short Hop

One of the newest mechanics in Mortal Kombat 11 is Short Hop. By lightly tapping the Up button, your character will jump for a short distance above the ground. After performing a Short Hop, you can use one of two Hop Attacks while in the air. These are overhead attacks that will hit opponents who...
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Utilizing Short Hop

Liu Kang – Safe Jump Setup

Knocking an opponent down with Liu Kang's Amplified Bicycle Kick, or BF4, gives a high amount of hit advantage. This gives Liu Kang a safe jump. In order to perform the safe jump, you must slightly walk forward then do a forward jump kick. What'll happen is if your opponent does a Getup Attack, Liu...
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Liu Kang – Safe Jump Setup

Kitana – Advanced Guide

Footsies Kitana's main footsie move is her B231. This is a long-reaching mid attack that can be hit confirmed into a combo. At closer ranges, it's best to use B142. Kitana's B1 has a start-up of 13 frames and is much faster than her B2 which is 17 frames. If in the corner, it's better...
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Kitana – Advanced Guide

Fuzzy Guarding Kabal

In Kabal's Clean Cut variation, he gains access to Low Hook Grab, or BF2. This is a low-hitting Special Move that can be used to create mixups within Kabal's strings. With proper defense, most of these mixups can be fuzzy guarded due to how quick the Low Hook Grab is. The first mixup is F224...
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Fuzzy Guarding Kabal

Punishing Liu Kang’s F43

Liu Kang's main pressure comes from his F43. He has many options off of this string, including staggering F43, cancelling into Low Fireball and doing F43U3. Depending on the character, you can completely eliminate all of these options and punish Liu Kang for using his F43. When blocking F43, make sure to block the first...
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Punishing Liu Kang’s F43


Update 8/15/19 – Introducing MK Kompanion Mobile App

MK Kompanion – Partnering with the creators of MK Kompanion, you can now view Kombat Akademy within the MK Kompanion mobile app. View the latest MK11 news, videos and guides all on your Android phone (iOS coming soon) by downloading the MK Kompanion app below: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alexparpas.kompanion.mk Special thanks to MK Kompanion for this opportunity. If … Continue reading "Update 8/15/19 – Introducing MK Kompanion Mobile App"

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