Hello, I am definately new to this board, and am also (fairly) new to VF4. I have started playing VF4 PS2 with some of my buddies, and I am having problems beating a Pai player. I use Lion. I would consider both of us as beginner to intermediate skill level with the game. The problem is that they continusely use low attacks, or PPPdK (I think that is the combo). I don't have a huge problem with the punch rush, the main issue is that I can't find any decent way to launch an assault. The only quick low hits I have seen with Lion so far don't stun my opponent very long (allowing him to renew his assault, which is usually faster than I can recover). The mid moves that I use don't come off quick enough (his high punches usually beat me down), and of course my high's usually go over his head. The only way I ever win is to get some distance between the two of us, but I am not always able to do this. He gets into a definate pattern, and I can usually block enough of them, but then I rarely get an attack off. I tried throws, but none of the moves he is doing has long enough recovery times, so I always get a fist in the face. Any suggestions on busting out with some good damage / knockdowns from a crouch? Thanks for helping out a n00b!