Shimmy
Shimmy

Technical Definition-The act of baiting a response (usually a throw tech, possibly a poke) out of the opponent by moving into the range of their attack then quickly moving back out, then punishing their reaction. In Mortal Kombat 11, the term "auto shimmy" is used to refer to strings that look enough like the throw animation that the defender releases block and attempts to tech the throw, resulting in them being hit by the string.

In Other Words-

Technical Definition-The act of baiting a response (usually a throw tech, possibly a poke) out of the opponent by moving into the range of their attack then quickly moving back out, then punishing their reaction. In Mortal Kombat 11, the term "auto shimmy" is used to refer to strings that look enough like the throw animation that the defender releases block and attempts to tech the throw, resulting in them being hit by the string.

In Other Words-



Punk shimmies Smug after the knockdown, baiting the throw tech and punishing it with a throw of his own.

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Punk shimmies Smug after the knockdown, baiting the throw tech and punishing it with a throw of his own.

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