"Ok, seeing that vid on the fron page made me want to post a ryu or ken matchup strategy in my experience, through playing and observation.
Ryu essentially seems to be a 2 trick pony. Either he’s trying to bait you into giving away damage by jumping in at the wrong time, or he’s jumping in himself trying to cross you up or hoping he gets lucky enough so your anti-airs don’t work.
I start off the round analyzing what he will do as usual. If he jumps in, make SURE you activate crouching fierce early as some of these guys seem to abuse lag to win. It’ll knock him out of the air and you can score a lp sonic boom afterwards. Once hit with that, some ryus again try to jump in hoping to get lucky because of sonic booms recovery time. Luck is inconsistant, so sometimes it actually works depending on the connection, but if lag isn’t on his side then you rinse and repeat.
If you’d rather not chance it, you might be able to airthrow,rolling sobat forwards, or simply block and get ready to tech a throw because he will be frustrated and desperate for damage. If he starts the round with hurricane kick, either FK or crouching fierce will do, easy. If he starts with hadoken, create fullscreen distance and continue to read him. Challenge his fireballs, but don’t get into a war, you want to jump one and then at midscreen you’re going to need to be far more cautious about jumping in, and a rolling sobat hits clean over his popular crouching mk, which gets you into “boxing range” which is a good thing with Guile.
Sometimes the ryu misjudges your reflexes and tosses a hadoken within punishment range, possibly to push you back so you are set up for either of his 2 strategies. Learn to read the startup of the hadoken so you score a jumpin combo and punish them for this mistake.
Ryu’s seem to like to sit outside of poke range and wait for a crossup opportunity. once they jump you can use a rolling sobat forward, and you’ll land before they do so you can use a crouching jab combo to score some damage, or you can slightly move back and crouch fierce to prevent this also, or airthrow them if they are really predictable(such as in the corner).
The main thing against Ryu is to be patient and calm enough to judge which one of his 2 tricks he’s trying to set up, and put your mind in the mode to counter it ahead of time since they can rely on lag or nerfed anti-airs.
Remember, they NEED these things to work in order to beat you, so don’t get impatient or overconfident and throw the match away, force them to make the mistakes and take advantage of lp sonic booms superior recovery time. Ryus who are constantly anti-air’d lose focus quickly and get angry."
Thats a copy and pasted ryu noob strategy