Chun-Li Normal Trial 1st Move

Im having a hard time linking HK into Lightning legs. It comes out but it never links. I dont know how to pull it off. Either i start mashing the HK at a wrong time or i just mash to slowly. I must be doing something really wrong here.
Anyone have an idea of what i could be doing wrong?

it needs to be a close :hk:, not a far :hk:. also, you don’t need to mash 5 :hk:s, you can do something like :hk::mk::lk::mk::hk:. also, its not a link, its a cancel.

Thanks for the reply. Ok I`ll give it a try.