You might want to do some research on the different form of combat roleplaying. Just from my own experience the most common form of combat roleplaying is t-1 roleplay. As for how to get better at it, the only way to get better at it is for you to go out and fight people. Of course, you'll make mistakes and get you'll inevitably get your butt beat but its part of the journey. Good lucko
From my experience, it's more like very abstract chess than fire bigger laser beam. That is, if it actually happens. The board's been quiet and it seems the only way to bring it back is if people started actually foightan again.