Originally Posted by Nyoro SF
For any fighting game it's best to tough it out with a certain character/team and learn all their best tools and bad matchups. Switching constantly is a recipe for disaster (in before some smartass comes in here and says he mains 6 characters no problem).
I would pick a Guile/Julia team if I were you. There's a lot of references out there for both characters and it's not hard to learn what they can do. They're also strong, so you don't have to worry about unnecessary deficiencies.
Once you've got an idea of how your characters work, you'll want to focus on why the losses occur on a team level. Be careful when you tag and don't tag, etc.
I'm more so like Lyte Edge in that I switch around a lot. I would say this though ... using a lot of different characters you build a good defensive understanding when facing your oponent. For example, I didn't understand how to guard against Hei until I started using him. Of the characters that Lyte listed, I only use three of them: Guile, Lili and Nina.
Guile I find solid base/anchor lead character.
Lili has pretty good footsie-wise, but I find her fragile. She's also a bit turtleish due to anti-air df HK, which leads to good damage.
Nina is a current work-in-progress. Nice damage, but also pretty fragile too.
Noobish question: I don't use/know much about Claw - what's the best way to defend his wall jump grab/splash move? I find that move infuriating. Note, assume no SRK option, as I tend not to use shotos.
Edit: @ Lyte Edge: you probably know that most female characters are at a health disadvantage ... so it's always kinda of of an uphill battle when going wtih two ladies.