( Insert hello I’m a fighting game noob intro here) To get to the point, I’m pretty confused on exactly what block strings are. Also what are the best ways to apply pressure safely?
Chained jabs are 100% safe.
Blockstrings are series of attacks. Depending on your goal, a blockstring can either involve a mixup or just push them out safely.
A frame trap, like Ryu’s cr.mp cr.mp, contains a small (1 to 5 frame) gap. The goal is to hit the opponent for hitting buttons. They can uppercut you for doing this.
Tick throws are great complement to frame traps since throw teching requires them to hit buttons.
If someone reversals out of your pressure, block or backdash or jump out of the way and then punish.