I like the idea of putting the moves into the animation itself ^^ Another idea could be to have a more action like pop up, or rather a sense of the words being torn out of the target, and disappear as the next move happens. And at the end show them all like this.
Well if I did have the time, i would have made this animaiton with angles and music and all that stuff instead of just a regular 2D fight with no backround. It's like this becaus it's rushed < But yeah I get your point. Thanx!