Tips and Tricks
Use a special attack you are in range. If you miss it he will take advantage of the few moments of downtime immediately after.
Mix up your attack with light, medium, and heavy hits than just spamming one type of attack over and over.
Be offensively minded as it takes a fair mixture of luck and timing to successfully block an opponents attack. You will have more success if you constantly barrage your opponent with hits to chip away at their health bar.