Blocking and Strike Feints
Remember to balance your offense with your defense. Blocking not only provides some relief from incoming strike damage and stamina recovery, it also builds up your Grapple Advantage to help tilt the fight in your favor.
Hold the R2 button to block high, or the R2 + L2 buttons to block low. Your blocks will break if you absorb too many strikes close together, so time your blocks carefully. Alternatively, press the R2 button to feint a strike to throw off your opponent. Feinting also cancels any attacks you’re making, which helps if you start to throw a head kick you think you’ll regret.