Try to take the time to analyze the Ryu player, break it down to where you can notice a change [if any] in their patterns whether it be chucking fireballs at certain distances, or what they do during close quarters [if they know how to OS divekick pressure, if they spam crouch tech, etc.]
What I WOULD DO is…
Starting the match I take the defensive stance usually backing away building meter/absorbing fireballs to see if they want to commit to advancing towards me. Here’s where you start thinking “Hmm if he decides to jump, will i be able to anti-air on reaction to whatever he jumps with”
-Generally it should be a ‘yes’ because if at any time Ryu takes that kind of approach [i’ll get into why players do so later, i know it sounds stupid but bare with me for the time being] be ready with your cr. strong anti-air.
or “Hmm…? he’s just going to walk? OKAY!”
-GOOD! Let Ryu close the gap, but not for free! Meaning condition him to fear your cr. fierce before he catches on [most high level players react with a FA, so don’t rely on this TOO much]. Either that or sweeps, if you’re comfortable with the use of it and you understand where AND when to use it. With that said, it leads you with Ryu being near mid-range and you basically put the idea of jumping towards you to dodge and counterhit. Then you go back to previous strat.
maybe “WTF?! YOU’RE STILL CHUCKING PLASMA?!”
- I can’t stress this enough… DO NOT take free damage from these. Believe it or not, I see Rufus players divekick into fireballs because they mistime them, or are too busy building meter and eat shit. Don’t be afraid to absorb a few [I mean you HAVE 1100 health, but don’t take TOO many at the same time] that’s what she said but if you must, then just BLOCK! Think about it this way, your building two types of meter while Ryu only builds one, he’s gonna come after you EVENTUALLY. But take the time to really see if there’s a pattern, because if you see an opening, then by all means hit him with that jump-in fierce, st. fierce, fierce tornado and make him eat that shit.
I know it’s a hefty read, but would you rather get frustrated not knowing these options? Yuppp…
Please give me more situations to analyze, I’m bored and don’t want to play online, so I’m sitting here in training room. [rather than studying]