Fuzzy Guarding Jacqui Briggs

Jacqui’s Cancel Pressure

In Jacqui Briggs’ 1st Round KO variation, she is able to cancel out of certain attacks. These attacks consist of:

1,1,2
2,2
Forward+3,1
Back+4

Her most notable cancel is off of her Forward+3,1. Jacqui’s Forward+3,1 cancel leaves her at -2, but because of how quick the cancel is, you have to guess whether she will do the cancel or not. She can either do Forward+3,1,4,1+3 or Forward+3,1 Grease Kick to punish you for trying to interrupt the cancel.

Fuzzy Guard

There is a way to fuzzy guard Jacqui’s pressure so that you will block her Forward+3,1 and also interrupt her if she decides to cancel the string. After the Forward+3,1 cancel, Jacqui will either do another Forward+3 or throw. Since she is -2, you’ll have enough time to interrupt her out of these attacks.

To fuzzy guard this you must first block, then after the 2nd hit of Forward+3,1 would hit, immediately let go of block and input an attack.

Once you see that the Forward+3,1 is blocked, you must quickly react and block again.

This will however lose to Forward+3,1 Grease Kick, or DownBack4, because it will hit if you try to interrupt her cancel. The Grease Kick is unsafe on block, so you will be able to punish Jacqui if she does this.

How It Works

The 2nd hit of Forward+3,1 hits on frame 38, and the 2nd Forward+3 in Forward+3,1 cancel Forward+3 hits on frame 53. If you want to interrupt the Forward+3 after the cancel, you will need to hit her before frame 53.

Let’s take Scorpion’s 1 as an example. This attack has a startup of 7 frames, where the first active frame will hit in 8 frames. If we do this attack on frame 44, then it will hit on frame 52 (44 + 8 = 52). Frame 52 is before frame 53, so it will interrupt Jacqui’s Forward+3,1 cancel Forward+3.

This means if you want to block the Forward+3,1 and still interrupt the cancel, you will only have a 7 frame window (frames 38 to 44) to release block and input Scorpion’s 7 frame jab.

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shimmy
shimmy
8 months ago

Haven’t you forgot to mention her F1 here?

Connor
Connor
1 year ago

Cheers mate, this is exactly what I was looking for!