Or is there a better way?
I have exactly zero combos in my head. Do I want to fill my head with combos, or learn combo theory such that I can combo on the fly? What is the most recommended method of transitioning from a total noob like me, to a player with a few combos for a few different situations?
Where I’m at: I am a fairly defensive player by necessity (playing Akuma mostly) and rely on punishing mistakes for damage. In the near term I’d like to capitalize more on opportunities with explosive combos. In the long term I’d like to create opportunities.
The Akuma Vortex concept appeals to me, but it appears to be a bird’s-eye view strategy, and I lack the low-level details of safe blockstrings and punishing combos and so on.
Thanks in advance.
tl;dr Combo training: where to start?