I can definitely understand what you’re saying, and maybe I’m wrong but… hear me out:
(Note: I am a long time Honda/Bison player… my experience w/ Guile is based in casuals or A2 Charlie, so I might be wrong… in that case, take David’s advice. Just trying to help out, Master Chibi.)
I also said you can low strong the limbs, lots safer than a guess FK, but if you can bait/predict it then it’s good shit. Obviously it’s a different match than Charlie/Sim A2, but that match is described in the A2 book just about how I proposed, I figure since Sim has about the same stuff, and Charlie has about the same stuff, it would be similar advice. The A2 book has only a small section that basically states: Punch the limbs, don’t throw booms in his range and just block the yoga fires. I think you fear block damage a little too much.
I guess I am mostly disagreeing with your notion of walking and jumping backward. I play Jeff Schaefer turtle style when I play Charlie/Guile/Honda, and one of the major points of that style is to not let yourself get pushed around positionally. It doesn’t really matter if your opponent “controls the match” because if you control your position and never get cornered, the “control” is just an illusion. That “control” fades once you have the lead in life, and a Schaefer-style turtle is always willing to take a slow, pressure match and wait for the other guy to crack. There’s lots more to that style, including some flat out attacking, but if I have the lead I am going to low block and wait, generally.
I was saying Honda vs Sim, not Honda vs Guile. I am saying that Sim has to actually get a solid chunk of damage off Honda somehow and I won’t let him do that, that’s how I figured Guile could fight sim. Honda vs Guile is obviously to neutral jump, walk, buttslam over the sonic booms and land an Ochio or a trip then go for ticks, crossups or trips etc.
It’s most likely a difference in style, but I haven’t ever fought a “hit and run” game in ST. I’ve been playing ST for many years now, I’d assume longer than you, but I’ve only used Guile casually. Granted, I’m not a great guile player, but for me… I can/am willing to eat some block damage as long as I get a buff hit or two in there. And if you’re crouching and he Yoga Fires, you can match it before he throws a limb.