Ok i have been playing street fighter and fighters in general casually with my friends for years now but i just recently started to want to play it competitively(im going to my first tournament at next level this saturday). Now the thing is when i have played my friends i have played guile because my friends being equally as bad as me love to blindly jump in at me so playing guile all i ever had to do was just hold down back and flash kick them to death.
Now i know this clearly will not work when playing against people who know what they are doing which is why i want to go to next level so i can play people who are better than me and actually learn how to play this game legitly. Now iv been checking out the guile forums for some strats and i’ve been hearing that guile is very technical and requires really good spacing and good knowledge of which of his situational normals to use when and im worried that he might to hard to learn the game with, but i really like playing his zoning style and i feel its easier to do charge motions than quarter circle motions. Now i know that ryu can be played with a heavy zoning style like guile but is considered to be way more beginner friendly so im wondering if it would be easier to learn the game with ryu and than move on to guile later when im better at the game
So i guess tl:dr would it be worth learning the game with guile or should i learn the fundamentals with ryu who can be played with a similar style but is more beginner friendly and then move on to guile later?