I’m a average Cammy player with a playstyle of 100% rush down… My game involves spacing, baiting, blockstrings, baiting, and being flashy. haha Although, I can be a little too aggressive when I play. I have to slow down my play alittle. I’m always moving haha.
The one thing I hate about playing Cammy, is that you have to know what your opponent is going to do next and every move you make, it has to be perfect or else you’ll be punish greatly over an simple error. Like doing cannon strike as an example, sometimes I’ll always do a regular jumping kick when I’m really trying to land a cannon strike to keep the pressure going. Although, most of her normals are unsafe, doesn’t mean you’re not able to use them, her jabs/shorts and mk are what I find to be her best pokes. Also, most of her special moves are quite useful in her play. I like to use them for moving in a opponent or keeping the spacing to how I want it…
Hooligan - One of her most useful move. Works greatly against focus happy players who are mid screen or if you have an EX meter it would also work great from full screen. When using Hooligan, it’s a reaction type of move. You have to know what your opponent will do like when is he going to throw a fireballs, focus, dash, or whiff an attack. One thing I like about the hooligans are they can punish an attack from any range. Let’s say if you jump over E. Honda Ultra, it goes under you and you want to punish. EX Hooligan would be your only option.
Also, I like to use it for mind games, and setting the spacing. Lp hooligan then cancel out (grab button) for trying to stay mid screen from your opponent or to keep your opponent guessing. For spacing, If they like to back dash or run away. I use HP hooligan for moving in closer. Another thing, Don’t be scared to throw out hooligans. Even if you get punish by it. If their just punishing you with jabs or normals. It doesn’t take out that much damage and it still brings her closer to her opponent which is what you want. When they start to punish with uppercuts, or ultras. That’s when I’ll stop using them for awhile.
Spinning Back Fist - Man, this move is really horrible but it’s still useful. I use it mainly for spacing, fireball spammers or after a FOCUS crumple.
When using it for spacing, it’s mainly used at full screen. Use LP spinning back fist only. Then you can just sit there wait for an attack, move in inch by inch, or just jump in cannon strike. Also, this move can be punishable by certain characters who have range attack but don’t be discourage to use it. Just find out whens the right time to use it in a situation.
And this is my favorite move. I always use it to finish a opponent or when I manage to get a stun.
Level 3 FOCUS > LP spinning back fist > cannon spike.
This combo can be used from anywhere. I use it mainly in the corner, cause I can do a MP Hooligan Tech trap after or to follow up with her c. strike mix up.
When I do manage to get close, I try to unleash as much pressure as I can hoping I can punish a mistake although sometimes it doesn’t work out to well cause of my over aggressive play.
But her Cannon strike is her main pressure tool… I use it to bait a srk or an attack at any moment when rushing in. After a couple jump in cannon strike, you’ll know if your opponent is familiar with the match up or not. Some players likes to mash uppercut after every cannon strike or some players like to jab. If they are jab happy, just mash uppercut but if they block, you’ll be punish. That’s why I try to cannon spike when I have a 2 bar meter, so that I’ll be safe no matter what. If I sense a srk coming out, i’ll just block then punish with a c. mk xx sprial arrow.
Now the show starts, if I can get them blocking after a cannon strike I’ll follow up with a block string, and if they manage to hit, I’ll continue the Bread N Butter.
Her block-strings is reallly amazing though, I can keep an opponent blocking from corner to corner only if they don’t know the match up too well or don’t know what to do with her pressure game.
Some Basic pressure combo’s I use.
c. lk, c. lk, level 1 focus, c. lk c. lp. c. lk
s. lp, c. mk xx hk sprial arrow FADC tkcs, c. lk, c. lp.
jump in cannon strike, EXtkcs, EXtkcs, tkcs, c. lk
c. lk, tkcs, c. lk.
Those are what I use most of the time. I always try to mix it up. The one thing I love about Cammy is that all her jabs and short can all be link into a spiral arrow combo but the 3x c. lk doesnt work, a 3x c. lp sure works though. And she has a very beastly focus attack. Just like chun li.
Alright didn’t think I wrote this much, but just thought i’ll share my risky play style.