The system doesn't allow him to abuse his best option on defense, post hard knockdown. Which to be honest..is good? Down tech as much as I dont like it, is in place to avoid certain situations from occuring to where instead of delay teching setups (which is better imo anyway), you can throw your opponent off. But, kagura doesn't get this luxury cause well >charge character.
its a sticky situation. I'd mention how Kagura deals with OD, but unironically he can handle it decently due to stances--