Thanks @Antiochli that’s very helpful!
Yeah, I meant st.HP xx SRK (my lingo isn’t very good). I was under the impression that the term “whiff punishing” was more like, when someone whiffs a DP and when they land I do a st.HP xx SRK. You know…only for a major whiff. I thought walking back and forth like you mentioned was just playing footsies. I see what you mean, I was just confused.
Occasionally, I still fuck up properly punishing a whiffed DP or whiffed Ultra (sometimes I freeze up and only punish with a wimpy throw), so trying to punish normals is a little out of my league for the time being, but I understand the concept.
One thing I’m fuzzy on is walking forward and backwards. Let’s say I’m Bison and I’m trying to poke you with a st.HK. Most characters can walk forwards much faster than their opponent can walk backwards. Once I’m in range, I’m gunna throw out the st.HK. If you’re holding back to walk backwards, wouldn’t this put you in the block position, therefore you cannot walk backwards anymore to cause my st.HK to whiff? I guess I don’t see how slowly walking backwards is going to cause a fast walking character to whiff.