What’s that? I’m sorry, its hard to hear you over the sound of my gigantic iron boots chipping away your miserable life one tick at a time… :bgrin:
But yeah, rushdown really isn’t something you want to start out trying to do without a lot of experience, because you have to not only execute well, but you also have to get inside your opponent’s head very quickly, find out what scares or frustrates them, and exploit that knowledge ASAP. Hanging back and pressuring/turtling is a much safer option for people who are still working at thinking/acting on their feet (like, uh…me).
But really, learning rushdown seems to me like just one more step in the natural progression of learning a fighting game. You want to start very conservatively, learning how to defend, poke, space and bait, and as you grow more experienced and confident in how to do those things, you can gradually relax, get more adventurous, and use your experience with matchups and execution to figure out your opponent quickly (or at least make educated gambles) and get in their face to really put the heat on them.