I have taught a few people 3rd Strike and this is the training regime I get them to use.
Some people master phase one in 2 weeks, others longer. BTW this is for use on a single character.
PHASE I Beginner:
Experiment with all the characters (take as long as you need, weeks, months, etc…) then pick a character you will enjoying playing with for a long long time.
When you pick you character learn all his/her normal moves. And pay close attention to your distancing. Be able to use your dashes in an ok manner.
When you have your normals down, learn your character’s command attacks. Try to perform a hit with them 25% of the time you pull it off. Yeah its low but hey your a beginner.
Super time! Learn what all 3 of your supers do. Then learn to pull them off when you want them to go off. (The number of times I have seen people lose because the kept trying and failed to perform a super is crazy)
Parring- This should be learned as you play. Hit forward and risk getting punched in the face, jsut got to get your timing right.
5-Your a beginner you will loose 90% of the time against someone who is not. Do not give up because of it. Every match is an opportunity to learn, and every match is practice.
PHASE II Intermediate
will post later!