He trained with ken and akuma of whom each there sensei was Gouken Akuma's brother.
Goutetsuo the shotokan master was killed by Akuma on releasing the dark hadou(shun-goku-satsu). Thus giving Ryu a new goal to find and fight Akuma.
They have thus far fought three times, Ryu won the first Akuma won the second... I do not know who won the third as my game does not work. It is not mentioned in either SF2, SF2V or the SFA movie.
2. An emotionally detached, wandering closet neurotic who also happens to be the focal point of Capcom's immensely popular "Street Fighter" series. Since the mid-1980s, this enigmatic drifter has searched the globe far-and-wide looking for the true meaning of "the fight."
His one and only friend is the arrogant and haughty bi-ethnic rich boy Ken Masters, who somehow, with all of the monetarial wealth he posesses, cannot purchase a pair of tweezers and tweeze his overtly bushy eyebrows.
Did I mention that he (Ryu) may also be psychologically disturbed?
Lou: What the hell's a 'vagrant'?
Ryu: Bitch please, you need to run off and beat your dick like it owes you money before I kick you in the head 'bout like four more times.
probably the best character Capcom has ever mad so far.
hes so cool, my dogs name is ryu
you must defeat my dragon punch to stand a chance
you must defeat sheng long to stand a chance
Capcom: Um wrong why use an instinct kill move when you can just hadouken your opponent from across the screen?