Using only hp buttons is a very very commn way of playing on the lower levels of play, it’s a knockdown and decent damage if it works, unfortunately it is a slow move so obviousely it will lose to faster attacks. Generally if people are pressing cr.lp/lk in your face you already messed up, they shouldn’t be close enough to do that. If they ARE doing it then you can deal with it multiple ways.
Seriousely just block, the scariest thing they can do is throw you which is alot better than getting counterhit because you mash sweep through their cr.lp buttons.
Backdash has invincibility and you cna often get out of such strings by doing a backdash, unless they are good enough to be looking for it.
You have a reversal, so if they are pressing cr.lp and they don’t make it a true blockstring you can get between them with ex kazegiri(f, d, df+KK, shorcut is: df, d, df)
- Press your own cr.lk
Your cr.lk is 3frames and you might be able to get a move in before they do, things is you might get counterhit also as cr.lp attacks are giving the attacker advantage.
Overall try to control the space in front of you so they can’t just walk in that range, use st.mk, st.lp, cr.mp, f.lk, cr.mk and even cr.hk to stop their advance from the ground. If you beat them on the ground they’ll start jumping and you can simply anti air them with b.mp, ex kazegiri, or if you have a fast reaction air throw them.
Mashing cr.hk is a very very bad habit as you are very susceptible to counterhit setups and you can lose ALOT of life very fast and you will get thrown every time they get in your face, if you need to mash something, which i don’t advice, do cr.lk or ex kazegiri, or backdash. You have to recognize their cr.lp/lk patterns. Lastly if you press cr.lk then use the throw button for it, it will also stop their throw attempt. press the cr.lp at the rythm they are attacking you.
Stop mashing cr.hk xD
Bad bad habit.