BLOCKING: The Key To PvP
When finding yourself being strong armed in PvP matches, try blocking (hold R1) when your opponent attacks you. The damage will be severely reduced and the block will cause a knockdown effect, rendering your opponent helpless against your attack. The key to success is timing your block right before your opponent attacks.
*Remember your opponent has this ability too, so if you see them blocking, avoid doing melee attacks and try attacking from a distance or wait until they release their block, then attack.