I’ve recently spent alot of time learning to RC and, now that I’ve reached a pretty decent level of proficiency, I thought I’d write a quick guide for those who are just getting started. I know all this info is already available here on srk, my goal is just to arrange it in an easy to follow sequence and to add whatever personal insights I’ve gained. Any comments and/or suggestions are welcome.
First, just work on learning the basic RC button press (lp+lk, hp) without any joystick motion.
Push your index finger and thumb together so the tip of your thumb is touching the middle knuckle of your index finger. Use this to hold down lp+lk. An instant later, press hp with your ring finger. Make sure to hold down lp+lk, not just tap it. It may be helpful to count out the rhythm as you do it (1…2 really fast).
Go into training mode and turn on key display. Practice this until you get lp+lk on one line and hp on the next line every time. It seems really simple, but if you pratice this until it becomes totally automatic it will make RCing actual moves much easier.
After you have this down, move onto charge moves (blanka ball, psycho crusher, etc.) and quarter circle moves (Iori’s rekkas, hurricane kick, etc.). In training mode, set the dummy to throw fireballs – if you can pass through them you know the RC is coming out.
RC elecricity/hand slaps/etc. is a little different. First, you have to drum your fingers over the three puch buttons really fast (lp,mp,hp or hp,mp,lp). Then, a split second later, do the basic RC button press discussed above. It really helped me to count out the rhythm — lp,mp,hp is the first beat (1), the basic RC button press is the second (2). There’s a video floating around (you can find it at the Go For Broke hub) that shows someone’s hands as they’re doing it. I’d reccomend learing how to RC the other types of moves before you try this, though.
In order to be sure you’re actually RCing electricity type moves, set Sagat to throw HK tiger shots (thanks to Omni). RC electicity/lightning legs/etc. have fewer invincibility frames than other RCs – even if you do them correctly you can’t pass through slower profectiles.
Good luck learing to RC!