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Ryu Ultra Street Fighter 4 Moves, Combos, Strategy Guide

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Ryu: Ultra Street Fighter 4 Character Guide

Character Overview
Ryu is a powerful zoning character, one of the best of his type. His projectiles are damaging with fast recovery while being a threat at any range. Nearly every move of Ryu has some great utility behind them especially his powerful normals. Designed from the ground up as a jack-of-all-trades character he is one of the most difficult characters to master while being the most popular.

Ryu's troubles come when characters can easily shut down his fireball and low-based game. Ryu's optimal gameplan works when he can keep opponents at bay with his low attacks and anti-air properly, meaning that characters that can easily bypass or surpass his fireball and low game tend to give him some real trouble.

+ High meterless damage options.
+ Exceptional normals that all serve a unique purpose.
+ Very high-rated fireball game.
+ Can easily and frequently combo into his Ultras.
+ Combos into hard knockdown easily.
+ Extremely strong anti-air game with both specials and normals.
+ Good kara throw and throw tech option select techniques.

- Backdash has short range and is slow.
- The most popular character, so the most studied.
- Poor long range punish options.
- Relies very heavily on his fireball game to succeed.
- Reversal has bad horizontal range.

Notable Normal Moves

Crouching Medium Kick
Ryu's iconic normal and most important one. Knowing the range of this move and know when and when not to cancel it is key to becoming a good Ryu player. It's fast, safe on block, cancelable and very good just as a threat. Since it recovers quickly, being prepared to anti-air players who jump over it is key.

Crouching Hard Kick
While this sweep is extremely unsafe on block, it has even more range than Crouching Medium Kick. It's the fastest sweep in the game so it's great for punishes. Since it's so fast, it's great at catching players off guard even if they manage to block it.

Linking into this move from Ryu's other normals is paramount for setting up his okizeme.

Crouching Medium Punch
A very fast normal for Ryu as it comes out in the same amount of time as his Crouching Light Punch. The range isn't that great, but the frame advantage on hit or block means it's great for bullying. This is Ryu's primary frame-trap and tech-trap move.

Crouching Hard Punch
Ryu's anti-air normal of choice. Not very fast but once it's active is highly unlikely that it will lose to any air attack. Also forces grounded opponents to stand up, which is key for Hurricane Kick combos.
Jumping Light or Medium Kick
Ryu's crossup attacks. Light Kick is more ambiguous but does less hitstun, making it harder to combo from.

Neutral Jump Medium Kick
Ryus best air-to-ground counter for opponents who rush him on the ground recklessly.

Collarbone Breaker (Overhead)
A basic two-hit overhead attack. This move has a lot of range, though the startup is slightly slower than the average. Good for defeating excessive down-back defense from opponents.

Solar Plexus Strike
One of Ryu's best normals. It (almost) always strikes twice, gives you a big window to continue combos on hit and is entirely safe on block. Good for interrupting focus attacks and just for getting easy confirms.
Special Moves
Hadouken (Fireball)


Ryu's fireball is his iconic move. It has excellent recovery while allowing Ryu to chip opponents and build meter safely. They are also a safe combo ender on hit or block.

How well you can play Ryu comes entirely down to how you space your fireballs and how well you know your opponent's anti-fireball tendencies. Knowing exactly where to stand is very key along with recognizing whether your opponent has a habit of either waiting patiently or trying to overcome your projectiles.

It may take a lot of practice, but Ryu without a good fireball game set up is a very much weakened character. Most of a Ryu player's match will be focused on fireballs and how opponents avoid them or prevent the fireball game from being started at all.

Ryu's Hadouken is also great for FADC combos or FADC baits. Ryu can add a lot of damage from post-fireball FADC combos.

EX Version: Ryu's EX Fireball is one of his most important zoning tools. Not only does it give Ryu frame advantage on block, but it's also a very fast surprise attack and has more of a chance of landing from a canceled crouching Medium Kick. It hits twice, making it great for destroying Focus Attacks. The speed and the knockdown capability make it an oft-used EX move for Ryu.
Shoryuken (Dragon Punch)


Ryu's dragon punches have varying use by version. Knowing which one to use is key for playing a fundamentally accurate Ryu.
  • Light: Has enough invincibility to act as a quick counter. Also gives you the most time to approach the opponent after you recover on the ground. Is the only Shoryuken where trading hits will leave you grounded and able to follow up with a combo extension. This is also the best dragon punch to FADC since the initial hit does the most damage. It also allows free combo follow-ups in the corner if you strike an airborne opponent.

  • Medium: The best anti-air Shoryuken because of the hitbox angle and large invincibility window (larger than Light Shoryuken). You can FADC this Shoryuken as well, so the invincibility definitely comes into play.

  • Hard: Hard Shoryuken has the same invincibility as the Medium version, but it does slightly more damage and cannot be FADC'd. Does more damage in the very first active frames than it does in the rest, meaning that it's great as a high-gamble counter if you don't have any meter to FADC with anyway.
The three primary purposes of the Shoryukens are to anti-air, to reversal and to combo into your Ultras. Knowing this you should weigh in each Shoryuken's options before you act.

EX Version: EX Shoryuken is fully invulnerable until it reaches the top of its ascent. The best and ultimate counter to all aerial attacks, it also hits twice. What's interesting about this version is that you can FADC the second hit, unlike the Medium Shoryuken, meaning that you have more time to confirm whether or not your EX Shoryuken has been blocked.

Tatsumaki Senpukyaku (Hurricane Kick)
A. Light
A. Medium
A. Hard


Ryu's Hurricane Kick is the third of his potential combo enders and one of the most often used because it gives Ryu a nice amount of time to approach the knocked-down opponent. The only downside is that all the non-EX Hurricane Kicks whiff on crouching players, meaning you will have to link into Crouching Hard Punch to stand them up first.

The Light version is good for those who want to begin the fireball zoning game as it knocks the opponent furthest away from Ryu. Medium and Hard generally serve the same purpose, so most players stick with the Hard version to stay a little closer to the opponent.

All Hurricane Kicks except for the Light one are fairly safe on block, though not against moves that have zero-frame startup. Since they can only strike standing opponents, it is very easy to punish whiffed Hurricane Kicks, so be careful!

Once Ryu lifts both of his legs off the ground, his lower body is invulnerable to projectiles and certain low attacks. The regular Hurricane Kick isn't a bad anti-projectile option though it should be done on prediction, not reaction.

The regular aerial Hurricane Kick is good for changing your jump-in trajectory. Activate it at the right time, and you can sail behind opponents for an easy extremely hard to block crossup. That's pretty much all the aerial version is good for.

EX Version: EX Hurricane Kick is a great move for Ryu. It starts up faster and does more damage along with leaving the opponent in a juggle state (which can only be followed up with in the corner). If you need to combo into your Ultra in the corner, this move is the cheapest way to do it.

EX Aerial Hurricane Kick doesn't have much use for Ryu at all except for baiting an attack or avoiding one. The move has almost-instant ground recovery, allowing you to counter a late punish attempt. It also helps you avoid traps on the ground such as anti-air Demons from Akuma.

Super and Ultra Moves

Super — Shinkuu Hadouken

This is one of the best Supers in the entire game, but Ryu's EX moves are also extremely good. Shinku Hadouken has incredibly fast startup and can punish almost any move that leaves the opponent at frame disadvantage.

The button pressed determines the speed it travels, but all startup time for each version is the same.

Ultra 1 — Metsu Hadouken
Ultra 1

Metsu Hadouken is Ryu's most used and most applicable Ultra. It has some startup invincibility, but the entire startup is very slow. This is mostly used for a damage extension on Ryu's combos. The list of things that combo into this Ultra is shown below:
  • Anti-air Light Shoryuken
  • Traded Light Shoryuken
  • Light/Medium/EX Shoryuken FADC
  • EX Fireball (Corner)
  • EX Fireball FADC
  • EX Tatsumaki (Corner)
Given the number of straightforward uses for the Ultra (especially the common FADC combo) this is the Ultra you're going to want to pick the majority of the time.

Ultra 2 — Metsu Shoryuken
Ultra 2


This Ultra bizarrely enough is very slow and doesn't have the strongest hitbox. It's mostly notable for the damage aspect. It has the usual startup invincibility but the slow startup really hurts its anti-air capabilities.

Any combo that works to land Ultra 1 will work to land this, but with less damage benefit as landing it without the cinematic does anemic damage.

Important note: Not every possible combo is listed here. Instead, you'll find the most common and helpful combos that you should know. There are many variations to these as well.

cr.LK, cr.LP, Link cr.MP xx H Hadouken
4 Hits
??? Damage
A bread and butter combo that is good for beginners. Feel free to substitute the crouching Light Kick with a Light Punch.

cr.MP, Link cr.MK xx H Hadouken
3 Hits
??? Damage
Another standard hit confirm for higher damage.

cr.MP, Link cr.HP xx H Hurricane Kick
3 Hits
??? Damage
Very important combo to remember, as it's the most-used link to combo into Hurricane Kick.

cr.LP, cr.LP, st.LP Link cr.HK
4 Hits
??? Damage
Ryu's basic knockdown combo. Gives him a hard knockdown at close range.

Solar Plexus, Link HP Shoryuken
3 Hits
260 Damage
Ryu's best way to confirm big damage safely at mid range. Solar Plexus also gives you enough time to link a crouching Hard Punch afterwards, if you want to take the risk.

j.HK, cr.MP, Link cr.HP xx H Shoryuken
4 Hits
??? Damage
Ryu's biggest meterless damage option after a jump-in.

cr.MP xx Hadouken xx FA xx Dash forward, cr.MP, Link cr.HP xx H Hurricane Kick
5 Hits
??? Damage
You can take a lot of liberties with this combo in terms of starters and enders.

M Shoryuken xx FA, dash forward, Ultra 1
10 Hits
302 Damage
The standard beginner Ultra Combo. It's best to sit in training mode and get each step of the combo down because without this threat it's tough for Ryu to make comebacks.

cr.MK xx EX Hadouken xx FA, dash forward, Ultra 1
15 Hits
456 Damage
Ryu's midscreen confirm into Ultra 1. You should be able to react at the EX Hadouken's first hit to cancel it with a Focus Attack into the rest of the combo.
Ryu General Strategy
Ryu is often cited as the best character for beginners to start with and for good reason. With only three special moves and generally straightforward normals and projectile usage he has great potential for starters. What else is great about Ryu is that once you understand the basics of movement, attacking and defending with him then it opens up new doors for advanced play.

Ryu is an options-based character, meaning that you have to keep a very clear head at all times because of how many approaches and tactics you can apply at any situation. Because Ryu's moves are based around choosing the right tool at the right time mastering Ryu is actually very difficult. What's even harder is that Ryu is by far and away the most popular character chosen, meaning that it becomes much tougher to come up with variant strategies to trick the opponent.

It's very important that you come up with a personal distinctive style of playing Ryu after mastering the fundamentals of his gameplay.
Other Resources and Credit
You can find more information about playing Ryu on the Central Character Discussion Thread on the forums.
Contributions to this guide by Nyoronoru.


Ryu_Apprentice said on March 9, 2010 at 6 a.m.

did you know that during their training that Ken learned his moves faster than Ryu, even though Ryu trained harder than Ken, also Ken focused on improving his Shoryuken to the extent that flames accompany his shoryuken and he even had his own move Shinryuuken, Ryu focused on the Hado principle and thats why he has alot of fireball moves, Hadoken, flame Hadoken, Shinkuu Hadoken, Metsu Hadoken.

LushyLushy said on March 9, 2010 at 6:27 p.m.

ok this is lucy... whats with the bs that we have to log in to comment = ="

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 10, 2010 at 10:48 a.m.


here is Ryu on you tube, Its against PC on the hardest difficulty, help me point out weaknesses in my game.

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 10, 2010 at 11:04 a.m.
Ryu_Apprentice said on March 10, 2010 at 11:24 a.m.

some more videos of me in action (Akuma) (Ryu vs Guile)


be gentle when criticizing

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 10, 2010 at 11:45 a.m.

Ryu's Medium and Hard Dragon Punches hit twice now. Damage is down on it, but if you Focus Attack Dash Cancel, you only get one hit from it, so damage is down even farther. Trades into Ultra from Dragon Punches are gone, and most trades into Ultra from Street Fighter 4 are gone, but not all. Puts you in a floaty state, and you can't combo after wards.

Oh no! Ryu has been robbed, WHY CAPCOM WHY!!!!

LushyLushy said on March 10, 2010 at 10:09 p.m.

I think thats fair, trade into ultra is rediculous... lmao. I wonder if they took out viper's trade ultra then, cause hers is actually difficult to do.

I really dont know how to comment on ur videos dude, they are comps, are it doesnt look like you are doing a lot, to tell the truth. But u got the ryu spirit, so keep working on it!

Hey what programs can i use to record my games so i can post them? Preferably one that has high-res video playback

cuttyb1987 said on March 10, 2010 at 11:24 p.m.

wow what part of this did I miss y do we have to sign in to make a crappy comment.
@Ryu apprentice u have the idea but lack the experience u remind me of my Abel in the sense of finding holes and punishing mistakes if u keep playing and even playing the computer u will see what means beat what and the priority a certian move have like on very hard Abel is god on that game so I go in the training room and just fight him and I learn things its all about learning the game

I beat some SG players and they are over-rated and I think that its all about style and all about zoning and spacing and online players forget that and fall vitim of a Srk whan they get beat down by fireballs
@ Lucy I was just playing about my Viper skill lol I play Guile, Abel, Akuma and Ryu and soon Hakan and of course Adon but Ur viper will own mine I was kidding u lol

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 11, 2010 at 2:52 a.m.

lol! oh well, I guess I still have a long way to go then. I wished there was a street fighter community here in Nigeria, (the only closest opponent i have fought online is from Egypt)
I guess I have to put down my gloves, there are too many great players out there.

Thanks for the advice man

I would really love to see your guile in action, I play guile too but I'm not effective like I am with playing Charlie.

LushyLushy said on March 11, 2010 at 2:52 a.m.

I play... Ryu, Viper, Akuma, Sagat, Abel, Sakura, Cammy, Balrog, Chun Li, and Rufus. Well, i play them relatively decently for now. I tend to only learn the characters who are at least somewhat useful in their own way lmao

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 11, 2010 at 3:48 a.m.

I was about to hang up my gloves a few minutes ago and guess what I found, a Nigeria street fighter community!!! I am so happy,am heading there straight away now to spar with some people, heard that there is a guy that's as good as justin wong and he's so good that no one wants to play him.

I am an apprentice but not for long, Thanks guys.


Thnaks man. do me one more favour I will paste a replay of me playing gief either today or tomorrow. let me know your thoughts and hints.

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 11, 2010 at 4:47 a.m.

you can use fraps to record your games at high resolution, it kind of uses resources and unless your pc is very good it may cause the game to lag a bit. the one i use is zsoft and doesnt require much to run and can also use high resolution. my pc is not that power ful so I had to turn down the settings and resolutions and thats why the quality is quite low

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 11, 2010 at 11:15 a.m.

will go out in search of other street fighters. I guess its time I leave the comfort of my PC and head out, to feel the fear of losing, the pain of defeat and the joy of victory. To get better no matter what the result may be and never give up in my quest to be the greatest street fighter that ever lived (even better than Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong). It doesnt matter how many techniques I know its the guts to keep on fighting that counts and you may never know what the future holds.

The answer is between my two thumbs and my controller.....

cuttyb1987 said on March 11, 2010 at 4:22 p.m.

lol go ahead ryu apprentice

@ Lushy man u hvae a casts lol I play more alpha characters so in super I will be a diverse machine but I think I will keep able and Akuma a little bit longer cuz playing ryu may get boring I need an Ace in the hole

LushyLushy said on March 11, 2010 at 5:44 p.m.

lol i love that "the answer is between my two thumbs and controller...." thats awsome man!

Hope you learn lots at the SF4 community, its impossible to learn enough to get good on your own, u need people to play and help you.

ok thanks, i will look into those programs!

i may really give up on Ryu if the nerf is really that significant when SSF4 becomes mainstream. It might have to come down and pick Viper, Akuma, or Sagat :/ or maybe even rufus if they didnt nerf him lmao.

cuttyb1987 said on March 11, 2010 at 9:34 p.m.

all they did for sstf4 is tone the good people down because of the noobs complaints to the game thats it its actually going to make the hardcore players hate 4 series even more now... no more trade srk ultra anymore wtf

LushyLushy said on March 11, 2010 at 11:44 p.m.

yea man i agree! ok, i accept the nerf of the trade srk ultra, it was kinda overpowered... but ryu's fadc doing less damage is stupid. I wouldnt be suprised if some would prefer to stay with original SF4

thos programs arent free :( lol

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 12, 2010 at 4:20 a.m.


yeah I know it aint free, but zsoft is free as long as you can bear their logo lodged at the top of the screen (like in my vids) if you can manage that then go for it.

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 12, 2010 at 9:10 a.m.

tried out at the arcades and I didnt do so bad, I played against three guys, I won all my matches with the first but got owned by the second guy with his guile (he wasnt so good just that the controller wasnt responding well enough) all he does is to sweep and even though I know I can focus attack the second sweep it wouldnt just come out, the third guy beat my akuma and gief but my ken and ryu was better than his,so though am sad am not there yet I am happy I played someone stronger than me,

The funny part is that they say that ryu's ultra was hard to land and was suprised I can pull of a fadc into ultra and ex tatsu into ultra. I have the chance to be the best and I am going to be the best.

Lucy thanks for all your advice. (I am now comfortable with lp to mp links.

LushyLushy said on March 12, 2010 at 1:32 p.m.

Thats great man! Get some real matches in! Train hard, become the best in your community! When playing in a real community, you'll improve a lot faster than playing bullsh!t matches online.

Btw, if guile sweeps you and u can react on block, dont bother focuses the second hit, shoryuken or ultra :D

Also, can you post me a link where i can dl zsoft for free? or whichever version u are using, thx :)

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 13, 2010 at 1:39 a.m.

I cant really remember the link that I used to download mine, send me an email at and I will send you my own copy.

am still training as much as I can.

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 13, 2010 at 5:04 a.m.
LushyLushy said on March 14, 2010 at 5:12 a.m.

a few good SPDs, especially the ones that caught abel's throws. That walk up bear hug never really works with humans though, so dont be using that too much.

Record and post some of you playing some online matches man, even if you didnt win, i can give you more pointers that way than watch you abuse the SF4 AI :P

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 14, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.


got owned at the arcades today against arguably one of the best players in the country, 2wins and 25losses and also got owned alot but looks like I am one of the best ryu player he has faced yet, he always seems to win by a hair's breath.

I wonder why I should continue fighting, I dont have the time nor the mentor to be able to be the best.

I will try to record online matches but it will be seriously lagged.

Anyway how are you doing? waiting for SSF4? I am thinking about stopping playing street fighter for a while.

Though I know the moves and all that I lack the spirit of a fighter. Maybe if I lay off a bit empty myself of all I know then return I may be a master.

PAIN said on March 14, 2010 at 12:09 p.m.


LushyLushy said on March 14, 2010 at 9:35 p.m.

well, i dont know what it really is to play, but i play to win :D

LushyLushy said on March 15, 2010 at 1:10 a.m.

Thanks Apprentice for the zdsoft recorder! Unfortunately, i dont think i will be recording/uploading any videos because whenever i begin the recording, my game begins to lag A LOT, and makes it pretty much unplayable.

If i find a better recorder than doesnt lag me when it is on, then ill try to make some vids, but until then, o well :(

Cutty, how is ur playing coming along? Havnt heard much about you lately bro.

Theres a tourny two weeks from now, wondering if i should attend. Itll cost me 20-25 dollars, but i will probably go if my friends do. XD

PAIN said on March 15, 2010 at 2 a.m.

ok to cut down on the lag you can reduce the resolution that the zdsoft records with, alternatively you can connect a tv to your system and record via a dvd recorder/player.

Good luck on the tournament

LushyLushy said on March 15, 2010 at 6:10 p.m.

Hello Pain, welcome to the page :D thx for the tip

cuttyb1987 said on March 15, 2010 at 8:18 p.m.

@Lushy I hear man I just was doing skool work lol... I decided not to have a main for sstf4 until a major tourney is ready for me to enter because It seems Ryu was nerfed and lower tier characters are better so I will play the game and when Evo rolls around I can getin on some action... But for some reason I feel Abel will raise and I learning him and he has what it takes to be goddy what do you think?
I think u should play in the tourney man it never hurts to pay and see where your skill level is at

I play Ps3 so if I wanted to record matches and stream video i would need a dvd player or what?

I bro made Sg and he mains Ken and I beat him wit my newly discovered Abel game I feel if Abel had a better roll and faster sweep he would be better but rushdown characters like Cammy and turtles like chun give me probs lol

cuttyb1987 said on March 15, 2010 at 8:25 p.m.

Ryu apprentice have you tried anyone else in the game yet? I play Guile Abel Ryu Akuma so when super comes out I will play Abel more but y don't you bounce around more to see who fits your playstyle also
The first time I played stf4 in the arcades I played very defensively their was the guy their who had 25 game win streak and I nearly beat him he and I had a battle of the footsie's lol but I blew an ultra and lose... I'm a pad player so by me losing made me practice more and harder. And my friends seen my weakness so they came to my house and we were just making each other better

This was no run of the mill aracde it was Aracde AI Aracde Infinity it was japanese sticks and cabinets everywhere so the guy was super legit he destroyed everyone and I barely lost cuz I don't the stick I know the game :-}

LushyLushy said on March 15, 2010 at 9:30 p.m.

thats pretty legit man. If i continue through with the game enough to and think i am good enough, i want to go play in Tokyo like my friends, and visit Arcadia Infinity to fight some of the best Americans.

Abel does have trouble with Cammy specifically because he has no good anti air for her while she is fast moving and her cannon spike pretty much beats out everything you have and if u rolled and she whiffed, she still goes pretty far.

School is starting for me again... blah :/

PAIN said on March 16, 2010 at 12:37 p.m.

is it wise to remap the controller from the default state in order to pull off moves easier, does daigo do that?

and one sf veteran said to practice a particular combo 100 times per day, does that work.

why does ryu have a bad day with balrog, cammy and blanka.

learned to fadc skatnetsu hadoken dash into ultra today.

appart from mp mp tatsu(hk) which other link does most damage.

now mashing lp really bait moves.....

what is the meaning of the signs on ryu's glove?

pad vs fightstick which one is better?

if you have a ps3 you can easily record your movies either by connecting your tv to a dvd recorder via a AV out. or you can buy a TV card for the pc and relay it that way.


still waitin for your vids, friend.

friedpork said on March 16, 2010 at 2:52 p.m.


LushyLushy said on March 16, 2010 at 6:10 p.m.

You MAY want to remap your controller, but daigo does not do that because he, like most other top ranking players, play on the default japanese style arcade cabinet setup

Practice combos 100 times a day? Theres no harm, go for it if u want to! but that seems like a lot of effort... even though i find myself practing a combo over and over sometimes too

Balrog is definitely one of Ryu's most difficult matchups. Cammy and Blanka should be fine, just gotta get used to it.
But why? Dunno, just is, figure that out urself lol

several of Ryu's most damaging combo are:
fHP, crHP, HP shoryuken
crMP, crHP, HP shoryuken

No idea what his glove says

Fightstick is much, MUCH better... i cant emphasize enough lol

I actually did a few recordings last night, but i recorded them with zdsoft uncompressed because it lagged me the least so it was still mildly playable. BUT, the 3 min videos turned out to be over 1 GB each!?!? So i did not bother to upload those obviously. Next time i head to the arcade, i will hopefully get some videos recorded by camera/mobile and i will post those if the quality is acceptable.

go away nubcakes :D

friedpork said on March 16, 2010 at 6:38 p.m.


canabalistic999 said on March 16, 2010 at 7:03 p.m.

I am soo happy his shoryuken is getting down-powered is SSF4, he was way to easy to use and dominate with in SF4, now he will actually take more than just a shoryuken, ultra, hadoken, and jump in heavy kick to win with him. Still i think they need to do more to down power sagat far more than Ryu. Im just happy he will be totally fair in SSF4

LushyLushy said on March 16, 2010 at 9:20 p.m.

Sagat got nerfed way less than Ryu is true. Ryu's uppercut did not have to be nerfed in my opinion, he is definitely one of the stronger characters in the game, but everyone knows how to play against him, thats his problem, and every average Ryu player will get owned because of it.

Ryus just need his 3 main moves: crouching foward (crMK), hadoken, and shoryuken. :D

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 17, 2010 at 2:56 a.m.

Lucy, I can help ya with the size, will send you a video conveter that will reduce the size to 9mb or at most 12mb without losing quality. should I use the same email you used?

cuttyb1987 said on March 17, 2010 at 10:42 a.m.

People hate whI see y peoplepeople get beat by ryu a lot so stop whiningg and learn the matches up hate ryu cuz u get beat by him... u know who is honestly the best in the game Rufus cuz his damage output is high high defense and stamina he has more ultra potential than ryu he is the best in the game the reason noone plays him at a high level look at jwong rufus compare it to ryu or abel and decide for yourself. Btw how many time must people complain about Ryu but in third strike no body played but me now they nerf the only person I liked damn

cuttyb1987 said on March 17, 2010 at 10:50 a.m.

Btw the I typed this in class sorry for the bad grammer lol but if any deserves a nerf its Rufus for the fat he has no weakness he can't be zoned he can't be rushed down and if turtles its a wrap for u and his tornado move eats 1 fireball and move. Forward and he isn't a bad match for my able but his dive kick is to good and deadly if performed low if he didn't get nerf in super he is my new main lol but I hate the his new alt costume... whomever has the best alt uniform is my new main lol

LushyLushy said on March 17, 2010 at 8:06 p.m.

Well Cutty, i have to agree with you. I do play Rufus to some extent. He is definitely one of the more easily annoying/good characters of the cast, and his ultra is very easy to link. I heard that he getting nerfed in some ways for sure though

But u mentioned he cant get zoned... but i disagree with that. He can rush down really well with his divekick, but he takes quite a beating getting up to your opponent, but once you do, you usually more than make up for it :P

Wow, thats awsome! Yes, please send that to me ^^

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 18, 2010 at 1:14 a.m.

ok. will do just that. just remember that you have to convert your vids to flv.

cuttyb1987 said on March 18, 2010 at 8:25 a.m.

@ lushy yea I guess but when I'm ryu I don't lose. To rufus but when I play guile or able which are rufus favorable matches I get owned or its a chess match I think if Akuma dive kick isn't as good as rufus on super I may quit the game all together. Did I mention the ex messiah kick stops all Abel mixups that move is the best thing on the game by the chip damage or a clean hit and the options he gets afterwards are to good so I think I will try rufus more to give more of a indepth analysis lol

LushyLushy said on March 18, 2010 at 5:05 p.m.

well you should say "you dont lose" with Ryu, everyone loses. Actually, if you anticipate a ex messiah, you can neutral jump and he will whiff, as Able, u can ultra when u land... guile... just do watever lmao

LushyLushy said on March 18, 2010 at 7:44 p.m.

received the video converter, thank you! I will start recording when i can :D

cuttyb1987 said on March 18, 2010 at 11 p.m.

Yea I meant I usually take that match but I'm working on the matchup wit Able still cuz I picked him up Saturday and its coming along fine it seems that people run away from him during the match cuz they don't see a lot of Abel players all they do is spam fireballs and get by ultras lol

LushyLushy said on March 18, 2010 at 11:54 p.m.

well i spam fireballs UNTIL you have ultra :P and safe jumps own abels, so im not afraid to go in at all

ive come across yet another problem. I manages to record two videos, the quality wasnt great but whatever, i just want to post something. But once i converted it, im not sure why, but the video multiplied o.o like... a match i had against a akuma which the video was about 8 minutes... turned out to be over 2 hours after conversion, which the video just repeats over and over. I know i can just edit out the extra parts, but why did it do that? = ="

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 19, 2010 at 1:17 a.m.

That has never happened to me before...

here is the process I normally take

1.Open the converter
2.Click on new task then select import file...
3.Select the file that I want to convert and choose open.
4.Next I select the video output format (in this case FLV)
5.Then I click on convert now.

It has never given me problems, one other thing I should mention, the zdsoft video format I use is MPEG4 video (in the zdsoft settings tab) It may be that so try recording in that format and then convert. Let me know if the problem continues.

cuttyb1987 said on March 19, 2010 at 1:13 p.m.

Lushy lol if Abel had a descent move to attack jumpins like a get the heck off me kind of thing he would be top tier but anyway screw the tier list I think its rewarding to beat Giefs and Cammys but the I need to be in the center of the match not the corner then I would have a chance lol so ur Ryu against my Abel sounds fun cuz shotos either play a turtle style and mke mistakes or try to rush me down and get scooped a lot lol

LushyLushy said on March 20, 2010 at 10:51 p.m.

That is exactly what i do, maybe ill change the zdsoft video setting. Maybe you guys just wait for my camera recorded videos, i tried to get some yesterday, but my phone ran outa battery lol

easy to rush able down imo

cuttyb1987 said on March 21, 2010 at 9:27 a.m.

Yea ur right he is easy to rushdown and to keep out but I think he will climb during the tier list changes so I may keep him around... have u notice if akuma trades on a srk he can't throw any fireballs maybe its just me but he can't throw nothing which is complete bs so is that how ryu will play like now?

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 21, 2010 at 11:56 a.m.

oh man.... went to the arcades today and lost to the best player in the arcade again. he virtually mopped the floor with me, I could only win against others but not him. I lost all my matches against him and won 80% of the rest of the matches.

How ya doing

I dont know what to do to improve anymore. playing the best is not helping

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 22, 2010 at 1:26 a.m.


Thanks for the advice, it shows what you know

cuttyb1987 said on March 22, 2010 at 7:36 p.m.

WOw check out the changes they made its going to make me play the original street fighter game. I believe the tier list will change but other thing like Rufus and chun li players will rejoice cuz they aren't fireball characters that can zone them lol look like I may oil up after all ;)

LushyLushy said on March 23, 2010 at 12:57 a.m.

Well... the damage nerf on all uppercuts will annoying. Having a pre-tourny training session this friday, may be able to get some vids up if someone wants to record :P

do what you need to win, thats it

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 23, 2010 at 7:21 a.m.

I cant believe this! I pulled off a FADC in a laggy online

match! I did it, I did it. Am so Happy!!!!

Hey lucy wats up, I always seem to miss you by an hour online, I will catch you tomorrow

cuttyb1987 said on March 23, 2010 at 2:06 p.m.

why are the srk nerfed so bady I love the anti air yyyy this makes me a sad shoto so I will be moving to abel I think or Adon

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 23, 2010 at 4:07 p.m.

nah dont be too sad, we will still shove our shoto boots sideways into their candy asses

cuttyb1987 said on March 23, 2010 at 9:47 p.m.

Of course I have a home but I always liked grapplers Alex i my all-time fav character for some reason but Abel is cool but I think Alpha ryu is the best ryu ever and 3s is up there but 4 RYu sucks

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 24, 2010 at 12:44 a.m.


LushyLushy said on March 24, 2010 at 8:47 p.m.

Maybe the metsu shoryuken will make up for it, but i doubt it

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 25, 2010 at 11:23 a.m.

officially I got my ass whopped by Lushy, if you feel like you are good just play him alright.

Thanks for the fight, you really showed a new thing in the attacking game. Hope to fight ya again someday.

Demonbreeder said on March 25, 2010 at 1:08 p.m.

I just noticed you can land a EX hadoken to ultra without FADC midscreen, anyone know if that only works against certain characters?

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 25, 2010 at 1:54 p.m.

thats only in the corner, yeah it works on all characters,but the ex with fadc works anywhere in the midscreen and even in the corners and its an unexpected move (even daigo doesnt use it much if at all) it takes a lot of practice to master it. for some reason its easier for me to land after a double cMP then ex hadoken fadc ultra

Demonbreeder said on March 25, 2010 at 2:45 p.m.

what I was saying is that I managed to do the EX hadoken to ultra midscreen without FADC... Was playing a C.Viper online and did it by mistake, have to be close when doing the hadoken though. But since its really fast you can do it to quickly punish even a small mistake and land the ultra.

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 25, 2010 at 4:36 p.m.

well sure but I think it has a very narrow window to hit and most of the time you may miss and if the guy techs the fall you are wide open to get punished

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 25, 2010 at 4:37 p.m.

Its with a heavy heart that I hereby announce the death of my dear PC controller, who passed away after several

hours of surgery due to injuries sustained from the battle with a great fighter aka LushyLushy whose brutal FADC

into ultra and Balrog's one headbutt too many have fatally injured the poor controller, the controller was the

first I ever used to play street fighter 4 and helped me through countless fights, learning to FADC, not to mention

was with me as I learned my combos, I'm gonna miss you controller, Oh well this is where I say goodbye dear

controller, its nothing personal but I gotta get a new one (for about $7) to continue to battle. lol!

LushyLushy said on March 25, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.

wow a controller for 7 bucks lmao. Thats cheap. That was some intense emotions you gave to bid your controller fairwell dude. lmao

dude those matches really did not reflect mine, nor your skills. 3-5 seconds of input delay, who can possibly play their best with that? You havn't shown me your true color of battle, nor have i shown you :P Maybe one day you visit Vancouver, BC in Canada, we will have a real match :D

thats interesting, lemme test that out

cuttyb1987 said on March 25, 2010 at 7:08 p.m.

Vancover British Columbia is where you from Lushy? thats cool I'm here in the USA florida until the summer then its back home maybe I rent sstf4 and we can spar?

Demonbreeder said on March 26, 2010 at 12:55 a.m.

After testing the EX HD to ultra midscreen without FADC I noticed you can combo into it quite easily from as an example c.MP though I still havent tested this against any other character than C.Viper.

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 26, 2010 at 4:14 a.m.

yeah it was my favourite, I spent like two hours trying to fix it, it stopped working after our last match lol!

ex into ulra is possible but it aint worth it, the only way you can land it comfortably is after a fadc, it combos easily into ex hd and ultra.


yeah controllers are quite cheap here. tried playing online with keyboard and it was hard, going to market today. looking forward to fighting you again.

Demonbreeder said on March 26, 2010 at 4:57 a.m.

I can land it pretty easily now.
May your controller rest in peace.
Hope mine doesnt break anytime soon lol, Madcatz TE sticks are expensive, though I totally think its worth it.

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 26, 2010 at 9:36 a.m.

just bought a duo controller (2 in 1) for like $9. so i am going to unleash some hadoken tonite!

Lushy I await you

cuttyb1987 said on March 26, 2010 at 10:49 a.m.

so PC can play with x-box live right?

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 26, 2010 at 11:37 a.m.

nah I dont think so, lushy has a PC version too. long time no chat cutty, you seem to love abel adon and akuma more than Ryu. so hows your fighting life been lately

cuttyb1987 said on March 26, 2010 at 7:44 p.m.

I'm here still my game is still improving lol I just troll the net finding new news about super street fighter 4 so I can make my adjutments accordingly lol but anyway Its still about ryu tho I'm curious to see how he will play in in super

My sympathies for your died pad

cuttyb1987 said on March 27, 2010 at 12:13 a.m.

BTw Ryu apprentice do u have street fighter alpha 3? I wont to know what I did I beat my friend he was ken and I was Ryu and after the match my Ryu helped his Ken up off the ground I never seen that before is that an arcade thing or what cuz we were in the cades playing?

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 27, 2010 at 1:19 a.m.

nope I havent seen that before, maybe is a hidden stuff! wish I could see that.

LushyLushy said on March 27, 2010 at 2:03 a.m.

PC CANNOT play with XBL. We should spar... but how? o.o

interesting find, but shoryuken FADC would still be more practical all around.

Tourny today, wish me luck guys :D

Demonbreeder said on March 27, 2010 at 2:28 a.m.

True, the SRK FADC is more practical most of the time, though this have its uses, also if you time it right you land all hits of the ultra after the EX hadoken, after 7 hits of the ultra the character bounces backwards and land on it again and takes the 8th hit. Another cool thing is that a lvl 2/3 FA as anti air will send the opponent flying and you can land the ultra after that too, same thing here they bounce back after a few hits and land on it again, hard to time this right but when I got used to it I found its pretty useful in some situations.

Demonbreeder said on March 27, 2010 at 2:32 a.m.

btw good luck on the tourney!

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 27, 2010 at 5:37 a.m.


Good luck, go show them waht you are made of

cuttyb1987 said on March 28, 2010 at 1:19 a.m.

it happened again my ryu help his ken and his ken helped my ryu on the rematch its back-flpiipin awesome lol yea but I think from the vids I'm seeing that ryu hadoken is hella fast which is a plus but if the srk is nerfensived y play a anti-air ryu game?? which was my specialty and his links look easier so he has some upside it seems and Akuma so maybe all isn't lost for super street figher 4

Goodluck in the tourney whoever is going lol

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 28, 2010 at 1:40 a.m.

Yep it happens in Ryu vs Ken matches in alpha 3, I experimented a bit and I realised that if you win the second round with a shinkuu hadoken that he will help ken up and also if you win with metsu shoryuken and hold mK(medium kick) button he will also help Ken up. looks cool and shows how they value each other.

about ryu being nerfed its no longer a new thing, they nerfed him in sf3 (slow hadoken, shinkuu hadoken does pitiful damage, joudan shotoku geri is way too slow and his meter fills very slowly) but still I kicked ass with him so dont fear, he is still the best and his metsu shoryuken does simiar damage to the shun goku satsu (50% of the lifebar when done to cammy).


How did the tournament go? I fought with a guy online and his game was slight lag but the battles were intense, he is a very good akuma player and never gives me space to breathe, he mopped the floor with my ryu and I can only beat him with Bison, I really felt a connection between fighters and what it means to communicate through one's fists.

LushyLushy said on March 28, 2010 at 2:23 a.m.

eh... 7th place... kinda disappointed. I lost to a Bison... and it was the most stupid way too. (for game point) I had not much life left, he had literally NO LIFE in his bar, he jumped in on me so i wanted to mash shoryu to chip or whatever. But a regular standing light punch game out and i died = ="

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 28, 2010 at 3:21 a.m.



for losing that easy I am challenging you to an online 7 round bout, choose a date and time that is ok for you. (LOL! JUST KIDDING)

anyway 7th place aint so bad and I know you did your best, nice fighting man.


SurgeFist said on March 28, 2010 at 3:33 a.m.

I hate Trials.

PAIN said on March 28, 2010 at 3:56 a.m.


Ryu's trials are the easiest, if you train hard you can pull it off with no difficulty, i finished mine barely 3hours after installing the game


I feel your pain, anyway dont fret, like I always say....


cuttyb1987 said on March 28, 2010 at 10:27 a.m.

@Lushy its alright we all get have those duh moment and lose lol atleast u cracked the top 8 and understood why u lost and thats always a good thing. good job tho

@Ryu apprentice yea I won with the Shinku hadoken and I wanted to know are their anything else with any other characters I know if ryu fight sagat and depending on the ism he beats Dan up lol but about akuma and Ryu

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 28, 2010 at 10:43 a.m.

hurray, I really enjoyed myself at the arcade, 57 Wins to 16 Losses, playing online matches really upped my game! I feel like am the king of my world at the moment. i was throwing out FADC into Ultra like a airplane on auto pilot. I used Vega, Bison and of course Ryu. Thanks guys for all you help and advice and many thanks to Lushy for kicking my ass online and showing me where to improve.


I dont know if there are others, I think there is one of Sagat holding up Dan by the throat in the beginning of Ryu vs Sagat (alpha 2 I think)

I will check out if there's others

LushyLushy said on March 28, 2010 at 6:59 p.m.

Thx guys for the support!

Good job dude, thats the way to go!

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 29, 2010 at 4:11 a.m.

yeah Thanks man, couldnt have done it without ya, have you read the book "playing to win" ? I am currently reading it and it talks about how to play a game competitively and tips to be a master.

cuttyb1987 said on March 29, 2010 at 8:50 a.m.

Ryu Apprentice are u a stick or a pad player maybe u should invest in the fight stick cuz 57 wins is awesome man forreal

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 29, 2010 at 9:07 a.m.


I have never used a stick, I use a pad always. one advantage of a fight stick is that execution capability is twice as fast as a pad (eg, you can perform a kara demon with a stick but not with a pad.)

But if you use a pad you aint going to be hampered that much either

Ryu_Apprentice said on March 29, 2010 at 11:47 a.m.

I will consider getting a fightstick when I go pro, for now I am working on my techniques, strategy and mind set,

for the most part I think winning is a matter of getting into your opponents head and program what you want him to do,

though I am not perfect I am still working on mind games and how not to panic when I am cornered(Though with Bison that isnt a problem and I can always cLP,cLP,cLP,cMk with Ryu to get some breathing room space).

my only weakness is that I dont really have peace of mind to remain calm when I am being harrased by Akuma, Blanka and Balrog. I am thinking of practicing breathing techniques lol!

LushyLushy said on March 29, 2010 at 7:20 p.m.

well the thing is, you should get a stick early on because you can get used to it now while you are learning. If later on, you go pro and decide to get a stick, your gonna get frustrated and go back to pad which just wont work.

A good bison should screw you up in the corner o.o his crouching short would stuff your jap

cuttyb1987 said on March 29, 2010 at 8:54 p.m.

OMG Ryu lost his super trap WTF I thought it was a rumor but naw its true why? what I mean is If I had a super and I throw A FIREBALL and A NOOB JUMPS I Throw A super and catch them landing wtf

He cant do that more so ryu is DAN now or what???

LushyLushy said on March 29, 2010 at 9:39 p.m.


cuttyb1987 said on March 29, 2010 at 11:18 p.m.

yea man thats what I said and Seth Killian said people will prefer the super versions of the characters first the srks cool but the ultra was pushin it and now the super trap dam I'm pissed what else his ex-tastu doesn't juggle give me a break he could do it in third strike

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