?In the current version (1.04) blocking is automatic and very rookie friendly. 1.02 is the best
version where players are threatened with several versions of the one hit one kill move.
Best to start out on 1.04 and once you get better move to 1.02 or better yet find a Pro Mod
server. Pro Mod probably offers the best feel and difficulty for veteran players right now.
Noob you are. Die you will.