I guess I should put some sort of intro here. I started playing SF4 a few weeks ago and I ran Akuma because I watched a bunch of tournaments/events and Akuma seemed appealing to me (not sure if I should be doing another character as Akuma might be a bit too difficult? Maybe Cammy/Ryu? Idk) and I’ve been running with him. I am new to a lot of the terminology players here say so I am *very *new to FGs like SF4.
Also I am getting ready for a tournament (TX Showdown) and attempting to at least win a round (lol), so I am going to attempt practicing a lot mainly in the weekends though.
But I am confused on where the hell I start to learn how matches play and how to get better
The best advice I can give, is the advice I received when I first started playing: Just play.
Seriously, find or make a local group, and just play a lot and make some friends/enemies/frenemies. Don’t worry about getting things perfect, nailing complicated combos, gaining a shit ton of battle points, or tier lists. Especially tier lists. People use those things as crutches when they first start out and can’t explain why they’re constantly getting their ass beaten. Point is, pick a character or two you like and have fun.