Hello to all,
This is my first post to the SRK boards, but, like most, I’ve been a reader/lurker for quite some time. I’m unsure as to where I should post this question. I’ve done many searches, but, I must be honest, the results of the searches have been very daunting. Let me get to the point; my defense is worthless and I’m unsure of the best way to improve. What is the best way to use training mode to help improve my terrible defense?
I also have some direct questions about blocking. First, should I hold the stick backward through an entire block string, or can I simply block the first attack and then start to input another command? I’m sure that I’ve encountered scenarios where I’ve continued to block even though I’m no longer holding the stick back. Second, is there a resource that explains which attacks need to be blocked standing or crouching? I understand that a c.MK needs to be blocked while crouching, but it seems like some jumping attacks can be blocked while crouching and some can not.
I hope this post isn’t too long or drawn out. I would appreciate any replies, even if they are simply links to resources which I could read through and learn. I find it very difficult to find resources for defending myself.
I guess I should mention that I play Ryu pretty much exclusively. I find little worth in trying to play multiple characters when I can’t defend myself worth a damn.