Liu Kang’s main pressure comes from his Shaolin Warrior string, or +,. He has many options off of this string, including staggering +,, cancelling into Low Fireball and doing +,,+.
Depending on the character, you can completely eliminate all of these options and punish Liu Kang for using his +,.
When blocking +,, make sure to block the first hit standing. Then you must immediately block low. If done correctly, the last hit of +, will whiff and you will be able to punish.
Similarly, this can make Liu Kang’s other strings such as +,,, whiff as well.
Since you must block high, this will open you up to being hit by Liu Kang’s +, which hits low.
Between blocking high and blocking low, you will want to mix up both options when facing Liu Kang.
Characters that can punish Liu Kang’s +,:
- Erron Black
- Liu Kang