I play Ryu, and everybody always says “don’t jump in on Ryu”. But that only applies to high level play, when it comes to low/mid level play you can jump all you want on me and probably 95% of Ryu’s that play online as long as you’re not being too predicable.
Anyways I find that if I’m fishing for a jump in, I can get the DP out in time. But if I’m actually looking to fireball up close or try to play footsies(so I’m holding block most of the time) and then the other guy jumps, I either block or try crouching fierce if I feel I can get it out in time. One thing that amazes me about Daigo is that almost nobody is allowed to jump in on him. He almost always DP’s a jump in on reaction.
Now I’m not saying I want to be that good because it’s just not going to happen. But I at least would like to be able to do it against online opponents around my skill level when the connection is smooth. So basically what tips can you give me to improve reaction on my own as none of my friends play the game seriously.