Here’s a pro-tip when learning moves that a LOT of people don’t know - and I’m NOT a SF4 player at all, and I noticed this…
When you hit your opponent, take a look at their life bar. You’ll see a spark or something move from one end to the other. THAT is the timing indicator. Hit the jab, and you’ll see it quickly move from one side to the other. RIGHT BEFORE IT GETS TO THE OTHER SIDE, hit strong.
I double tap all my buttons because I’m old school, but you can “plink” them too. I’m not the best person to explain plinking, but it’s in the FAQs
Notice that little spark that’s on Dan’s health bar that travels from the timer to his face. Also notice that the player will hit the button just as the spark gets to his face?
Yep, that’s the timer.