Virtua Fighter help?

So since Street Fighter has been my first fighting game, I grown so accustomed to crouch blocking, but I see that this isn’t very useful in Virtua Fighter. I’ve read some where that you should always practice blocking standing up instead of crouching. Is this good advice? Is this also applied to Tekken, because I want to learn to play that game too?

Well you should be holding the guard button all the time unless you’re actually sidestepping, dashing, breaking throws, or inputting a move. At this stage you shouldn’t be worrying about focusing on whether or not to stand or crouch block, but you should be learning how to fuzzy guard.

Fuzzy Guard tutorial:

Work on getting that down, and your defense will become exponentially stronger.