I've just picked up Ultra Street Fighter 4, and I'm still just trying to learn the basic footsies before I even delve into good punishes and combos. In playing Arcade mode, I've found that grappling characters like Abel and Hugo are much more difficult for me to handle than other characters.
If I'm using a character with sub-par or non-existent ranged attacks and keep-away isn't really an option, how should I fight against these characters? If they block a single attack it seems like I'm immediately caught in a command throw, which I haven't been able to counter (is it even possible?).
What strategies should be used against command-throw-happy opponents as characters with limited or no ranged options?