let me start by saying that i dont pretend to speak for everyone, just my interpretation of the ideas expressed. we seem to think of KL in one of two lights - *the so called footsy lao who uses spacing and positioning to his advantage, counter zoning, using quick reactions to counter the opponent *the so called spastic/crazy/random laos who overwhelm the opponent with a series of quick mixups including hi/lo attacks, aggressive spin and divekick use, tele mixups etc. i think its obvious by now that the best kung lao is a balance of styles depending on your opponent, match up, and the moment. kung lao has the ability to confuse the opponent with the right calculations and sometimes with a little luck. but when it comes to the standard idea of pressure, we find that with the exclusion of ENDK most of KL strings have no block advantage, and if the 12 / 21 / 24 is blocked, we have must make a decision to continue with a special, or cut our losses and prepare to defend or counterpoke. i want this thread to be about discussion on our options and tendencies when we choose to be aggressive. what do you like to do when you pressure? lets talk setups, mix ups, pressure, what to do at neutral close quarters, etc.