AFTER JUMPING GUIDE
version 1.2  April 5, 2000

by
NICKY QUICK
jodeniki@bluewin.ch



This guide is intended for use by  "the Tekken community".
It may be freely distributed as long as the contents remain 
intact, credit is given to the author for his contribution 
to Tekken knowledge in general, and no monetary compensation 
is received. All non-official information contained in 
this document are copyright (SUISA) joe nickerson, April 1, 2000.




CONTENTS

Introduction
After Jumping
Buffering
- Xiaoyu
- Hwoarang
- Julia
- Paul
- Law
- Jin
- King



INTRODUCTION

This FAQ should be considered an Addendum to my Buffering Guide,
version 2.5.  I believe this to be an original discovery, having
never read, seen, or heard it mentioned, explained or demonstrated.
It truly came from buffering (no doubt unintentionally) and belongs
to buffering.  That means I just noticed it over time while playing
Tekken but now the full implications have come clear after working 
on my Buffering Guide.



AFTER JUMPING

There doesn't seem to be a simpler name for it than what it is.
What it DOES is serve as a buffer for multi-directional commands
in exactly the same way as FC and RC do.  After Jumping = Full Crouch!
 Equally important, WS moves can follow.  After Jumping = While Standing!  
I recently mentioned After Jumping in my new little Lei Wulong Profile 
but I must start here with a  modification of what I said there:

AJ (After Jumping) moves are performed in a similar timing to
WS moves but the input must be made Upon Touching - not before, 
while in the air, and not too long after landing, otherwise we 
get the normal standing move. We're talking again about a window
of opportunity in which to perform the chosen input. Some
moves are however excluded: Leaping ground strikes such as u+2,
leaping kicks or strikes which land on one foot, and some Special
Arts like Xiaoyu's Front and Back Layouts are also excluded.



BUFFERING

Let's look at AJ as a buffer in multi-directional moves and
WS moves - unfortunately Xiaoyu has only one leaping kick
that will work as a starter but more important perhaps is
how many follow up WS and FC, df moves your character has:



Ling Xiaoyu

uf+4, (AJ = FC), df+2,1 (= uf+4, FC, df+2,1) Xiaoyu performs her 
leaping Cyanide kick and, upon touching, can go directly into the 
Lotus Twist to add two low hits onto her mid-hitting Cyanide. 
This is directional buffering pure and simple and with all of the 
benefits: we've created another interesting mix-up and prepared 
the way for an WS+2 Sunflower juggle!

Xiaoyu can in fact go into any of her six FC moves or any of her
three WS moves following Cyanide or any normal jump: ub, u , uf.

uf, (AJ = FC) df+4, 4

uf+4, (AJ = FC) 3, 2, 1, 4

uf, (AJ = WS) WS+2

ub, (AJ = WS) WS+4

uf+4, (AJ = WS) WS+2

uf+[4], (AJ = FC) db+3  Don't forget you can buffer buttons as well.



Hwoarang

Hwoarang has no leaping kicks to combine with AJ moves, no
FC, df moves, and only one official WS move:

uf, (AJ = WS) WS+4, 4  The Tsunami Kicks.  Bob jumps forward
(covering about the same distance as his crouch dash) and,
upon landing we tap 4, 4 to get the WS+4, 4.

uf, (AJ =WS) WS+3  Officially we get the Spinal Tap from f, f+3
but it also is a WS move so this means it's an AJ move.

uf, (AJ = WS) WS+2  Hwoarang has at least this powerful uppercut 
juggler as a basic WS/AJ move.  Again, from a good distance away
you can jump in (instead of the more familiar dash) and surprise
your opponent with a WS move - three more blows and the damage shows.



Julia Chang

Julia of course can jump all day and tack on one WS move or FC
move after another. But, like Hwoarang, she has no striking
starters.  I'll just get things started here so that everything
is clear:

uf, (AJ =FC) df+4, 3  Leaping forward as far as a crouch dash,
Julia lands and goes directly into the Bow and Arrow Kick.

uf, (AJ =FC) df+2  Body Elbow.  NOTE: The FC, df moves work AJ
but the d, DF+1 Thunder Palm (again!) move doesn't.

u, (AJ = WS) WS+4  Here we jump straight up (over a low strike?)
then lay 'em out with the Skyscraper Kick!

u, (AJ = WS) WS+2, 1, df+4, 3 The Uppercut-Low Razor recovers RC 
so the FC for our Bow and Arrow is already buffered.

uf, (AJ =WS) WS+2, 4, 1 The "predictable" Uppercut-Razors Edge
becomes a surprise juggle starter - crappy burthdaze to you...



Paul Phoenix

Since he doesn't have any WS moves except WS+2, Paul said he 
wouldn't mind if I shared a couple of his FC, df tricks:

uf, (AJ = FC) df+ 2  Jaw Breaker

uf, (AJ = FC) df+2, 2  Stone breaker

uf, (AJ = FC) df+2, 1  Gut Buster

uf, AJ = WS) WS+2  Just so you can juggle a bit more.



Forrest Law

Law has just enough useful WS and FC moves to give him a bad 
Reputation again - doesn't he have enough cheap somersault 
tricks already?

uf, (AJ = WS) WS+3  The range of this jump + spinning side kick
is about the same as a buffered crouch dash + f, f move.

uf, (AJ = WS)  WS+3~4  Side Kick-Somersault.  Only if the left
kick whiffs are you going connect with the right kick juggle.

uf, (AJ = WS)  WS+4~3  The Front Kick-Somersault is much more
useful - both hits connect.

uf, (AJ = FC) df+3, 4  This time a low kick to somersault juggle.

uf, (AJ = FC)  Ub, U, or Uf+4  Catapult Kick Low.  Law's gotta go.



Jin Kazama

uf, (AJ = WS)  WS+1, 2  Twin Pistons

uf, (AJ = WS)  WS+2  Rising Upper          

uf, (AJ = WS)  WS+4, 4  Rising Double Axe


Three isn't really enough for me!



King

But what can you do?  King only has two!

uf, (AJ = FC)  df+1  Leg Breaker - he's no faker.

uf, (AJ = FC)  df+2  Crouching Upper, time for supper.



LISTEN, that's enough rhymes for the times, have fun
and - let me know if you got something to show!    




POSTSCRIPT

Have a look at your own characters move list to determine what you 
can use to expand your own mix-up and high-damage (most WS moves 
hit mid for damage and/or juggles!) strategies. 


Until next time, be cool.

Nicky Quick