How do you hold/use a fightpad?

Hi guys,

Starting out on using a fightpad and was wondering how you guys use it? Should i hold it like a regular gamepad and tap the buttons with my thumb, or tap the buttons like an arcade stick with my index and middle finger? I read that some people out there use a clawing style as well.

whatever feels natural/comfortable

I find it easier to do throw/focus/v-skill/v-trigger if I hold it like a normal gamepad.
Claw-style is a little better for doing 2P or 2K, but you can always just cheat by holding one face button while using the bumpers/triggers.

Claw style. I think using regular grip makes it harder to be able press combinations at least for me.