- don’t really understand this question but as far as terminology goes the basics are
qcf = quarter circle forward
move the joystick/ pad in a continuous and smooth motion. starting from down, then to down-forward, and then finally to forward.
this is your standard fireball motion (denoted as such since nearly all people who heave fireballs do so using this motion.
hcf = half circle forward
move the joystick/ pad in a continuous and smooth motion. this time first starting from the back position, moving then to down-back, to down, then to down forward, and finally ending at forward.
dp = dragon punch
this one is a little weird so i’ll only give you one of many shorthad methods.
hold forward, then smoothly go to the qcf motion.
you could just go to gamefaqs and read any reputable movelist faq which should explain everything. if you still have doubt or question just post back here.
for the rest of the terminology meaty is when you execute a move and most of the animation is done over the animation of the opponent. once again read a combo faq and it should be covered.
footsie is more like when your strategy involves almost exclusively low kick attacks. it can be taken into deeper terms and meaning but this should do for now.
for cheap good joystick, the general concensus seems to be mass sticks (round 50 dollars american) and can be taken as the standard, assuming your playing mainly six button 2 x 3 layout games. then can be found at masssystem.com i believe though dont quote me on that.