In Kung Lao’s Lotus Fist variation, he gains access to Orbiting Hat, or . By ending combos with + into Orbiting Hat, this will create a knockdown setup. If your opponent does a Getup Attack, it will whiff. If your opponent does a Roll Escape, you will recover in time to pressure them. Your opponent will have no choice but to block the Orbiting Hat. The Orbiting Hat is very advantageous on block and allows Kung Lao to freely pressure the opponent.
This setup is however very resource-heavy because it costs 1 bar of Defensive Meter and 1 bar of Offensive Meter. It also does not work in the corner.