Renamon_is_away: Actually, I just lived my life. I don't have unlimited free time, and occasionally I like to spend however many hours I get to myself each week on recreational activities, not personal projects. This entire guide was a solo endeavor. I researched it myself (very carefully, I might add), typed, edited and proofread it myself. And yes, I took my time so I didn't burn myself out and cancel the update on a whim. If people were hoping for a sloppy and incomplete piece of work delivered on a shorter time frame, I guess I didn't get the memo.
Antiquis temporibus, nati tibi similes in rupibus ventosissimis exponebantur ad necem.
About the timing delays between hits on an enemy and hits in empty air, I would suggest practicing on a combat adjudicator (style statue) if you want to get used to the difference between the two timings.
I just started playing this again and decided to play a bit more seriously to make my way through all the difficulties. This guide is a great help and I think I'm off to try to practice getting the IR's on every hit in my combos. Thanks again.