Lately I've been playing Cody so I can improve my game with him and have a secondary character.
The last few days that I've been playing online I have really been struggling against Balrog, Ken and Bison players. I just can't seem to get around some of their pokes and the defense the other player puts up.
I have good combos with him and when it's needed good mix-ups, but no matter what whenever Cody isn't close range I struggle to get a combo in. The only time I can get in is when I try to rush in for a grab/quick attack (bingo!) but their pokes immediately get them out. So what can I do to get in and only take very little or no damage at all.