Adon is definitely NOT a 100% rushdown character. Maybe Juri/C.Viper is, but Adon can apply some good tactics and zones to keep his opponent at bay.
HK, EX RJ are great AA, and if you do a few jabs to keep your opponent off, it helps as well. NJ MK is good too and, i know many Adon players don’t rely on this but to help some of you guys out, use neutral jump FP or even jump back - MP, those tools have some retardedly good hitboxes and actually are great if you can read your opponent alil.
Also, ex-JT is good to escape though sometimes its startup gets jabbed or grabbed which i can’t understand (feels like Juri’s ex tools).
HK JK is a good way to keep trigger/jumping happy opponents off too. I mean i beat an aggressive fei long an entire match by just doing HK JK the entire time. He had no answer for it cuz he was playing too aggressive, and i kept building meter with it too.
Last but not least…Adon’s dash is probably second best in game (Juri, Makoto have insanely good ones too). But seriously, i never really get crossed up in this game anymore, because it’s so easy to dash out under it. Just get a feel for the timing and it’ll work wonders. Bison players probably hate me when i do it because it limits so much of their offense. Adon’s dash is GREAT defense, and it helps for you to reset or even counter you opponents if they’re being too aggressive.
Adon CAN Play defense, just need to realize that it’s not his strongest feature and keeping some good pressure on your opponent will often prevent him from putting too much pressure on you.