Due to my work schedule, I can't attend my scene's weekday gatherings, just our ranbats on Saturday. I find this a problem because my lack of real match experience is one of my biggest flaws IMO. A lot of players suggested online play, but I'm not too keen on it due to lag and the risk of picking up bad habits. Because of this I'm now just playing the CPU to get combos down in the flow of an actual match.
My current gameplan is to arrive at tournaments early, and leave late so I get a ton of casuals in. Is it still possible for someone in this situation to level up?