This has happened due to misinformation and largely, poor communication.
I've never played Tekken 5.
He has assumed that, because I CAN thrash people at Barbarian on the Commodore 64 and Mortal Kombat on the Amiga that I can transfer the same skill over to Tekken.
I've never played Tekken!!
To be perfectly honest, I've never really planned moves in any beatemup game I've played - even the ones with real re-enactment weapons.
On a computer beatemup I tend to wave stick/whap buttons randomly until I hit on effective combinations that work well with a tendency to leap up in the air a lot.
Raining blows on an opponent from above followed by drop kicks to the nether regions has been my main tactic since the genre began.
Ho hum. Unless I invest and learn the moves on this new game...
I think my husband is about to lose his tenner!!