#1. your effing sagat, you have a ton of life. go balls out on wake up pressure with meaty cr lk. if they dp it fine, its a little life, but now you get into the guessing games: will they dp and risk getting a huge punish if you blocked it? will they just block it out and risk eating tick throw (you can be as much as +5 on a frame perfect meaty blocked cr. lk,you can walk forward tick throw on that)? Will you neutral jump mk to punish a whiffed counter throw? meaty overhead? Thats basic oki, you just gotta make intelligent reads on what they are doing, and know the frame data and reversal options. chun with no meter? I’m going in NON stop till she gets a bar. Ryu/ken/3f reversals? I test the waters and learn. Sagat doesn’t have the derpy brainless stuff cammy or sakura do on wakeup pressure, but sagat can hang on wakeup pressure/rushdown if you play smart.
#2. Know your good ranges, especially if you get them cornered. you can stand right outside of sweep range, and just wait, they will probably hang themselves. Remember, at that range you can get an ultra juggle off a low ex TS or even a ex tiger knee. You can even surprise them with a safe fwd stand lk.