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Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo/Ryu

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Story

Date of Birth: 7/21/1964
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 150lbs
Measurements: B44", W 31", H 33"
Blood Type: O
Likes: Martial arts, Mizuyokan (Japanese sweet bean jelly)
Dislikes: Spiders

Found as a baby by the legendary Anatsuken martial artist Gouken, Ryu trained in the art from childhood and quickly discovered his love for fighting. During this time he would find a surrogate brother in Ken, his fellow trainee and rival. At the age of 23, his fighting career truly began when he defeated the world champion Sagat in the last World Martial Arts tournament. He began to show his solitary lifestyle after the tournament's end, preferring to travel alone and focus on improving himself. He joins the World Warrior tournament to not only defend his title, but to exceed his own limits by challenging new fighters.


Overview

Ryu is the protagonist of the Street Fighter series, and in Super Turbo he's considered a good all around character. Even though he is not the strongest in any aspect, he does have very good moves overall. Say, his projectile, the Hadoken, is the second best in the game, only after Old Sagat's Tiger Shot. His special anti-air, the Shoryuken, has the second best priority among those that don't require a charge to execute. Finally, he has a great Super move, which helps him in tight situations.

Ryu's strategy in the SF2 series is mostly to employ his Hadoukens wisely so as to pressure enemies and either force them to take risks or get pushed into the corner. Would the enemy jump forward, Ryu has several moves to deal with that, being the Shoryuken the most damaging one. However, unlike Ken, his projectile has a relatively fast start-up, which allows him to use it as a poke tool. This is the main reason why he has less trouble against a number of characters which have the advantage or fair match-ups against Ken.

ST Ryu does not have a completely invulnerable Shoryuken nor a Hurricane Kick that is invulnerable up until it hits like he did in Champion Edition and Hyper Fighting. In this game, he rather gains better mobility with a short Tatsu that recovers much faster, and two new command normals; one that's a useful advancing attack, and another that's a standing overhead.

Among all characters (old versions included), Ryu is considered the fifth or sixth best character on the game, only behind the so called "big four" or "big five", which consists of Dhalsim, Vega (Claw), Old Sagat and Balrog (Boxer), plus Chun Li if she is included. However, he actually has a small advantage against Chun Li in head-to-head combat. If mastered, Ryu can deal with pretty much any situation.

If you want to check YouTube and Nico Nico Douga for high level footage, check players such as ShootingD, Daigo, Futachan, Sasori, Sashishi, Kawamata, Gotoh, Kurahashi, DGV (Dark Gaiden), Mike Watson, John Choi and Alex Valle, among others.


Strengths Weaknesses
  • THE Shoto: Ryu's moveset is easy to grasp, and it's relatively easy to play well with him.
  • They Get Knocked Down: A lot of Ryu's special moves knock down on hit, leading to a plentiful mixup game.
  • Zoned In: Ryu has great fireballs in the Hadoken and the Shakunetsu Hadouken, and a relatively quick startup allows them to be used as pokes.
  • Double Reversal: Both the Shoryuken and the Tatsumaki Senpukyaku act as reversals, important when dealing with ticks and meaties.
  • Poster Boy Super: Ryu's Super Combo (Shinkuu Hadouken) is one of the best in the game with high damage, high hitstun, high chip, massive plus frames and even invincibility frames, making it well usable in many situations.
  • Easy, To A Fault: Due to the simplicity of Ryu's moveset, it's also very easy to figure out what he will be doing, and counter his moves.
  • Not Much Reach: Ryu's throw range and normals have average range, with his longer reaching normals having a long recovery.
  • Not So Dizzying: Ryu, along with Ken, has nerfed dizzy damage on his diagonal jumping Heavy Punches and Heavy Kicks.
  • Too Close, Too Close!: While Ryu's Super is still excellent, most other Supers will beat it flat out from mid range to close range.
  • Enormous Follow Through: Ryu's special moves can easily be baited out, and their long recovery doesn't help either.


New & Old Versions Comparison

To select O.Ryu, choose Ryu and then press → → → ← Jab/Fierce, pressing Short simultaneously with the punch button for the alternate color.

Here is the list of differences:

  • Obvious stuff: O.Ryu can't tech throws, does not have the new punches (dash, overhead, and air juggle) and Super;
  • O.Ryu has a faster pre-jump animation by 1 frame;
  • O.Ryu has some differences in some of his normals:
    • Far Standing Jab has a fatter hitbox;
    • Far Standing Short has a slower startup and is chain cancellable;
    • Crouching Short has much better priority;
    • Far Standing Forward has a slower startup;
    • Crouching Forward has much better priority;
    • Close Standing Roundhouse activates from a closer distance;
    • Crouching Roundhouse has much better priority and does more damage;
    • Diagonal Jumping Strong behaves exactly like the Neutral Jumping one while for N.Ryu its a new Juggling Punch;
    • Both Jumping Fierces do more damage;
    • Diagonal Jumping Short has worse priority during the first 10 active frames;
    • Diagonal Jumping Forward has better air-to-air priority but has somewhat worse air-to-ground priority;
    • Neutral Jumping Roundhouse has better air-to-air priority but worse air-to-ground priority and do more damage;
    • Diagonal Jumping Roundhouse has better air-to-air priority but has somewhat worse air-to-ground priority. It also does more damage;
  • O.Ryu's ordinary (blue) Hadoukens have one less start-up and one less recovery frame, making the overall recovery 2 frames faster. Thus, they are better for zoning;
  • O.Ryu's Shoryukens are completely invincible until the recovery frames, while for N.Ryu he is vulnerable during the rising/hitting part;
  • O.Ryu's Shoryukens have many more active frames, but the same overall recovery;
  • O.Ryu's Forward and Roundhouse Tatsumakis spin two less times than N.Ryu's;
  • O.Ryu's air Tatsumakis have a bigger hitbox, do more damage and have a 50% chance of being unblockable if they connect on the first frame;


Color Options

Jab Strong Fierce Start Old
Ryu-lp.gif Ryu-mp.gif Ryu-hp.gif Ryu-start.gif Ryu-old1.gif
Ryu-lk.gif Ryu-mk.gif Ryu-hk.gif Ryu-hold.gif Ryu-old2.gif
Short Forward Roundhouse Hold Old Alternative

--Born2SPD


Video Overview

Ryu
Ryu's portrait in Super Turbo.
Character Data
Forward Walk Speed 48
Backwards Walk Speed 32
Pre-Jump Frames 4


Backwards Jump Duration
Landing Frames 7*
Jump Height Apex 118
Forwards Jump Distance 134
Backwards Jump Distance 163
Soft Knockdown Recovery 38
Hard Knockdown Recovery 76



Normal Moves

Disclaimer: To better understand the diagrams, read this.

Far Normals

frlp

Far Jab
fr.Lp.png
5LP
Ryu stfarjab2.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
4[0] 0~5 40 Chain, Special, Super Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
2 4 5 11 +4
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A 26+ No -
  • A Chainable Jab that has very good priority (Ryu's arm is completely invulnerable) but just acceptable reach, and very low damage.

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Ryu stfarjab1&3.png Ryu stfarjab2.png Ryu stfarjab1&3.png Ryu stfarjab4 stfarstrng6 stfarfrc6.png
Frame Count 2 4 4 1
Simplified 1 + 2 4 5


frmp

Far Strong
fr.Mp.png
5MP
Ryu stfarstrng3.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
22[0] 5~11 60 Special, Super Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
3 4 7 14 +7
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A 32+ No -
  • Ryu performs a straight punch. This move has very good recovery, reach and priority. Works as anti-air against moves whose extended limbs are vulnerable, but Ryu's body moves forward a bit, so you'll need some room to use it correctly. Ryu's whole arm is invincible in this attack.

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Ryu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png Ryu stfarstrng2&4 stfarfrc2&4.png Ryu stfarstrng3.png Ryu stfarstrng2&4 stfarfrc2&4.png Ryu stfarstrng5 stfarfrc5.png Ryu stfarjab4 stfarstrng6 stfarfrc6.png
Frame Count 1 2 4 3 3 1
Simplified 1 + 3 4 7


frhp

Far Fierce
fr.Hp.png
5HP
Ryu stfarfrc3.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
28[1] 10~16 80 Super Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
5 6 23 34 -7
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A 42+ No -
  • Similar to Far Strong with higher damage and longer reach, but the head hitbox moves forward just as much and the recovery is hideous. This move can not be canceled into specials, so make sure it hits or you will pay the price. Not like you'd be using this much anyway.

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Ryu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png Ryu stfarstrng2&4 stfarfrc2&4.png Ryu stfarfrc3.png Ryu stfarstrng2&4 stfarfrc2&4.png Ryu stfarstrng5 stfarfrc5.png Ryu stfarjab4 stfarstrng6 stfarfrc6.png
Frame Count 3 2 6 10 12 1
Simplified 1 + 5 6 23



frlk

Far Short
fr.Lk.png
5LK
Ryu stfarshrt3 stfarfrwrd3.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
14[0] 0~5 40 Special, Super Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
4 8 5 17 0
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A 1+ No -
  • High side kick with good priority, but sort of slow. Good anti-air.

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Ryu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png Ryu stfarshrt2&4 stfarfrwrd2&4.png Ryu stfarshrt3 stfarfrwrd3.png Ryu stfarshrt2&4 stfarfrwrd2&4.png Ryu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png
Frame Count 2 2 8 4 1
Simplified 1 + 4 8 5


frmk

Far Forward
fr.Mk.png
5MK
Ryu stfarshrt3 stfarfrwrd3.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
24[0] 5~11 60 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
7 8 7 22 +3
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A 1+ No -
  • High side kick with good priority, but very slow start-up. Good anti-air if you can press the button fast enough, though.

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Ryu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png Ryu stfarshrt2&4 stfarfrwrd2&4.png Ryu stfarshrt3 stfarfrwrd3.png Ryu stfarshrt2&4 stfarfrwrd2&4.png Ryu stfarfrwrd5.png
Frame Count 3 4 8 6 1
Simplified 1 + 7 8 7


frhk

Far Roundhouse
fr.Hk.png
5HK
Ryu stfarrh2.png
First Hitbox. Can be canceled for some reason.
Ryu stfarrh3.png
Second Hit. Can't be canceled for a more logical reason.
First Hitbox Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
30[1] 10~16 80 Special, Super Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
2 4 N/A 31 -7
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A 57+ No -
  • Ryu's staple Roundhouse kick. Mediocre anti-air that can be canceled in the odd event that it hits during the first active part.
Second Hit Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
30[1] 10~16 80 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
N/A 8 17 31 -3
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A 57+ No -
  • Hitbox is wider, but so is the hurtbox. This is likely the part you'll hit with.

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Ryu stfarrh1.png Ryu stfarrh2.png Ryu stfarrh3.png Ryu stfarrh4.png Ryu stfarrh5.png
Frame Count 2 4 8 10 7
Simplified 1 + 2 12 17


Close Normals

cl.lp
Close Jab
cl.Lp.png
5LP
Ryu stcljab2.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
4[0] 0~5 40 Special, Super Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
2 4 5 11 +4
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A 0-25 No -
  • Ryu performs an elbow smash in front and above his head. Fast start-up, and works as an anti-air if you're close enough. OK priority.

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Ryu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png Ryu stcljab2.png Ryu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png
Frame Count 2 4 5
Simplified 1 + 2 4 5


clmp

Close Strong
cl.Mp.png
5MP
Ryu stclstrng3.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
22[0] 5~11 60 Special, Super Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
3 2 17 22 -1
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A 0-31 No -
  • Ryu performs a hook, then another one that doesn't hit for some reason. This move's recovery isn't very good, so try buffering a special such as a Hadoken to make it a bit safer.

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Ryu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png Ryu stclstrng2&6.png Ryu stclstrng3.png Ryu stclstrng4.png Ryu stclstrng5.png Ryu stclstrng2&6.png Ryu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png
Frame Count 1 2 2 6 4 3 4
Simplified 1 + 3 2 17


clhp

Close Fierce
cl.Hp.png
5HP
Ryu stclfrc2.png
First Hitbox
Ryu stclfrc3.png
Second Hitbox
First Hitbox Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
28[1] 3~9 40 Special, Super Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
3 2 N/A 34 -9
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A 0-41 No -
  • Ryu starts a close uppercut. If you're close to your enemy, it can be canceled into any special attack for a basic but damaging combo. Bad recovery.
Second Hitbox Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
28[1] 10~16 80 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
N/A 6 23 34 -7
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A 0-41 No -
  • Ryu finishes his uppercut. Good priority anti-air if the enemy is on top of you. Still, bad recovery.

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Ryu stclfrc1.png Ryu stclfrc2.png Ryu stclfrc3.png Ryu stclfrc4.png Ryu stclfrc5.png
Frame Count 3 2 6 10 13
Simplified 1 + 3 8 23


cllk

Close Short
cl.Lk.png
5LK
Ryu stclshrt3.png
This hits low? Ryu, I thought you were honest, man!
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
12[0] 0~5 40 Chain, Super Low
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
5 2 8 15 +3
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A 0 No -
  • Ryu performs a low kick that can be canceled into another far Short or crouching Short. This move must be blocked low, which can be used as a simple knowledge check. Unfortunately somewhat hard to use due to the strict activation range.

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Ryu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png Ryu stclshrt2&5 stclrh5.png Ryu stclshrt3.png Ryu stclshrt4.png Ryu stclshrt2&5 stclrh5.png Ryu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png
Frame Count 2 3 2 4 3 1
Simplified 1 + 5 2 8


clmk

Close Forward
cl.Mk.png
5MK
Ryu stclfrwrd3.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
24[0] 5~11 60 Special, Super Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
3 6 9 18 +3
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A 0 No -
  • Knee bash with a good recovery. Surprisingly good overall, even if you need to be REALLY close to use it.

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Ryu stclfrwrd1&5.png Ryu stclfrwrd2&4.png Ryu stclfrwrd3.png Ryu stclfrwrd2&4.png Ryu stclfrwrd1&5.png Ryu stclfrwrd6.png
Frame Count 2 1 6 4 4 1
Simplified 1 + 3 6 9


clhk

Close Roundhouse
cl.Hk.png
5HK
Ryu stclrh3.png
First Hit
Ryu stclrh4.png
Second Hit
First Hit Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
30[1] 10~16 80 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
7 8 N/A 30 -1
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A 0-56 No -
  • Ryu performs an axe kick that hits twice if the enemy is close enough. This is not a very useful move, but it is safe on block from point-blank range and often trades with aerial attacks.
Second Hit Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
4[1] 1~7 70 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
N/A 4 11 30 +7(+6)
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A 0-56 No -
  • If you use it as a meaty, you can combo into a crouching kick for two or three hits. You often have better options, though.

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Ryu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png Ryu stclrh2.png Ryu stclrh3.png Ryu stclrh4.png Ryu stclshrt2&5 stclrh5.png Ryu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png
Frame Count 3 4 8 4 10 1
Simplified 1 + 7 8 4 11


Crouching Normals

crlp

Crouching Jab
cr.Lp.png
2LP
Ryu crjab2.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
4[0] 0~5 40 Chain, Special, Super Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
2 4 5 11 +4
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • Another Chainable ducking Jab with average reach and very good priority. Ryu's arm is completely invincible.

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Ryu crjab1&3.png Ryu crjab2.png Ryu crjab1&3.png Ryu crjab4 crstrng6 crshrt4 crfrwrd6.png
Frame Count 2 4 4 1
Simplified 1 + 2 4 5


crmp

Crouching Strong
cr.Mp.png
2MP
Ryu crstrng3.png
And you thought Alpha 2 Rose's Cr.MP had good priority.
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
22[0] 5~11 60 Special, Super Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
3 4 7 14 +7
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • Ryu does a crouching straight. Good damage, stun, recovery and priority. Ryu's whole arm is completely invincible. This move can be used as a safe meaty against several invulnerable special attacks from the correct distance. However, this can be countered by standing still (which shrinks the hurtbox horizontally) and then either attacking or walking up and throwing. It is also unsafe against most supers, which is yet another reason to (always) have an eye on the enemy's super bar.

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Ryu crstrng1&5.png Ryu crstrng2&4.png Ryu crstrng3.png Ryu crstrng2&4.png Ryu crstrng1&5.png Ryu crjab4 crstrng6 crshrt4 crfrwrd6.png
Frame Count 1 2 4 3 3 1
Simplified 1 + 3 4 7


crhp

Crouching Fierce
cr.Hp.png
2HP
Ryu crfrc2.png
First Hitbox
Ryu crfrc3.png
Second Hitbox.
Diet Close Fierce.
First Hitbox Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
28[1] 3~9 40 Special, Super Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
3 3 N/A 37 -12
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • Ryu begins an uppercut from crouching position. It does good damage and has a deceptively long horizontal reach, but just average to low priority and quite long recovery. This move is unsafe on block or hit and is mainly used in combos.
Second Hitbox Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
22[1] 10~16 80 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
N/A 8 23 37 -9
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • Ryu finishes his crouching uppercut. Works as an anti-air, but favor close Fierce if you can.

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Ryu crfrc1&5.png Ryu crfrc2.png Ryu crfrc3.png Ryu crfrc4.png Ryu crfrc1&5.png Ryu crfrc6.png
Frame Count 3 3 8 10 12 1
Simplified 1 + 3 11 23


crlk
Crouching Short
cr.Lk.png
2LK
Ryu crshrt2.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
4[0] 0~5 40 Chain, Special, Super Low
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
3 4 5 12 +4
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • Rapid fire crouching low kick. Mediocre priority but good reach. Great for simple combos.

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Ryu crshrt1&3 crfrwrd1&5.png Ryu crshrt2.png Ryu crshrt1&3 crfrwrd1&5.png Ryu crjab4 crstrng6 crshrt4 crfrwrd6.png
Frame Count 3 4 4 1
Simplified 1 + 3 4 5


frmk
Crouching Forward
cr.Mk.png
2MK
Ryu crfrwrd3.png
Why not cancel this into a Hadouken? You earned it.
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
22[0] 5~11 60 Special, Super Low
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
3 6 9 18 +3
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • Crouching side kick. This move has good reach and recovery, but is has projected vulnerable hitboxes before and after it becomes active. It is an important tool when closing the gap on the enemy and trying to push them into the corner as it can be canceled into Hadokens. It is also used in bread and butter combos.

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Ryu crshrt1&3 crfrwrd1&5.png Ryu crfrwrd2&4.png Ryu crfrwrd3.png Ryu crfrwrd2&4.png Ryu crshrt1&3 crfrwrd1&5.png Ryu crjab4 crstrng6 crshrt4 crfrwrd6.png
Frame Count 1 2 6 4 4 1
Simplified 1 + 3 6 9


crhk
Crouching Roundhouse
cr.Hk.png
2HK
Ryu crrh2.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
26[1] 5~11 130 Special, Super Low
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
3 6 25 34 -7/Soft Knockdown
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • Ryu's sweep kick. This move generates a fast knockdown if it hits. It has good range and the priority is such that it beats or trades with a number of moves. The recovery, however, is very long, so good players will try to bait this move so as to punish it afterward. Top shoto players will always cancel this move into either a LP Shoryuken (harder to punish and generates meter) or a Hadoken (the pushback makes the move practically unpunishable). Knowing the timing for walking up cr.Rounhouse xx Hadouken is an important skill for shoto players. Also note that Ryu/Ken's sweep has the fastest startup for a sweep in the game (3 frames), which makes it really good in pressure situations.

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Ryu crrh1.png Ryu crrh2.png Ryu crrh3.png Ryu crrh4.png Ryu crrh5.png
Frame Count 3 6 6 8 11
Simplified 1 + 3 6 25


Neutral Jump Normals

njlp
Neutral Jumping Jab
nj.Lp.png
8LP
Ryu njjab2.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
12[0] 1~7(-2) 40 Special High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
2 N/A 2+∞ Dependent
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • Ryu performs a jumping jab that is active throughout the whole jump. Ryu's hand has a relatively large active hitbox around it, making this a good air-to-air move. It can be used for jumping on you opponent after a knockdown and not generate much push-back, allowing you to apply mix-ups such as throw, cr.forward xx Hadouken/Super or delayed Jab Shoryuken (to beat reversal throws).

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Ryu njjab1 djjab1 njstrng1&4 njfrc4 djfrc4.png Ryu njjab2.png
Frame Count 2


njmp
Neutral Jumping Strong
nj.Mp.png
8MP
Ryu njstrng3.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
22[0] 5~11 50 Special High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
4 20 24+∞ Dependent
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • This aerial punch stays active for quite some time, for a Strong punch. It has very good horizontal reach and Ryu's arm is completely invincible. A move to be considered when afraid of wall dives crossing you or aerial attacks in general. This attack does not hit crouching opponents.

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Ryu njjab1 djjab1 njstrng1&4 njfrc4 djfrc4.png Ryu njstrng2.png Ryu njstrng3.png Ryu njjab1 djjab1 njstrng1&4 njfrc4 djfrc4.png Ryu njstrng5 djstrng7 njfrc5 djfrc5 njshrt3 njfrwrd3 djfrwrd5 djrh5.png Ryu njstrng6 djstrng8 njfrc6 djfrc6 njfrwrd4 djfrwrd6 njrh6 djrh6.png Ryu njstrng7 djstrng9 njfrc7 djfrc7 njfrwrd5 djfrwrd7 njrh7 djrh7.png
Frame Count 2 2 20 4 4 4
Simplified 4 20


njhp
Neutral Jumping Fierce
nj.Hp.png
8HP
Ryu njfrc3 djfrc3.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
26[1] 11~17(-1) 60(+20) Special High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
4 8 12+∞ Dependent
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • This move has very good air to ground priority, and Ryu's arm is also completely invincible. It can be used as anti-air from certain distances, and also beats or trades most other aerial attacks. The Diagonal Jump version has less stun.

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Ryu njfrc1 djfrc1.png Ryu njfrc2 djfrc2.png Ryu njfrc3 djfrc3.png Ryu njjab1 djjab1 njstrng1&4 njfrc4 djfrc4.png Ryu njstrng5 djstrng7 njfrc5 djfrc5 njshrt3 njfrwrd3 djfrwrd5 djrh5.png Ryu njstrng6 djstrng8 njfrc6 djfrc6 njfrwrd4 djfrwrd6 njrh6 djrh6.png Ryu njstrng7 djstrng9 njfrc7 djfrc7 njfrwrd5 djfrwrd7 njrh7 djrh7.png
Frame Count 2 2 8 4 4 4
Simplified 4 8
njlk
Neutral Jumping Short
nj.Lk.png
8LK
Ryu njshrt2.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
14[0] 1~7(-2) 40 Special High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
3 40 43+∞ Dependent
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • This stays out for quite some time, but it has a very short reach. Mostly useless.

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Ryu njshrt1 njfrwrd1.png Ryu njshrt2.png Ryu njstrng5 djstrng7 njfrc5 djfrc5 njshrt3 njfrwrd3 djfrwrd5 djrh5.png
Frame Count 3 40
njmk
Neutral Jumping Forward
nj.Mk.png
8MK
Ryu njfrwrd2.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
22[0] 5~11 50 None High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
5 13 18+∞ Dependent
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • OK kick that stays active for some time. It can be used in certain crossup situations. That aside, prefer neutral Strong or Fierce for the lower hitbox, or neutral Roundhouse for the better reach/damage.

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Ryu njshrt1 njfrwrd1.png Ryu njfrwrd2.png Ryu njstrng5 djstrng7 njfrc5 djfrc5 njshrt3 njfrwrd3 djfrwrd5 djrh5.png Ryu njstrng6 djstrng8 njfrc6 djfrc6 njfrwrd4 djfrwrd6 njrh6 djrh6.png Ryu njstrng7 djstrng9 njfrc7 djfrc7 njfrwrd5 djfrwrd7 njrh7 djrh7.png
Frame Count 5 13 6 6
Simplified 5 13


njhk
Neutral Jumping Roundhouse
nj.Hk.png
8HK
Ryu njrh2.png
First Hitbox
Ryu njrh3.png
Second Hitbox
First Hitbox Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
28[0] 11~17(-1) 60(+20) Special High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
2 4 N/A 10+∞ Dependent
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • Neutral spin kick. The first active part becomes active very fast, saving you from some troublesome situations.
Second Hitbox Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
26[0] 11~17(-1) 60(+20) None High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
N/A 4 10+∞ Dependent
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • The second part has good reach, making it an effective normal to keep your opponent away.

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Ryu njrh1.png Ryu njrh2.png Ryu njrh3.png Ryu njrh4.png Ryu njrh5.png Ryu njstrng6 djstrng8 njfrc6 djfrc6 njfrwrd4 djfrwrd6 njrh6 djrh6.png Ryu njstrng7 djstrng9 njfrc7 djfrc7 njfrwrd5 djfrwrd7 njrh7 djrh7.png
Frame Count 2 4 4 4 3 3
Simplified 2 8

Diagonal Jump Normals

djlp
Diagonal Jumping Jab
dj.Lp.png
7LP/9LP
Ryu djjab2.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
12[0] 1~7(-2) 40 Special High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
2 N/A 2+∞ Dependent
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • Ryu performs a jumping jab that is active throughout the whole jump. Ryu's hand has a relatively large active hitbox around it, making this a good air-to-air move. It can be used for jumping on you opponent after a knockdown and not generate much push-back, allowing you to apply mix-ups such as throw, cr.forward xx Hadouken/Super or delayed Jab Shoryuken (to beat reversal throws). This beats Zangief's Lariats from the right distance and still hits him if he crouches.

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Ryu njjab1 djjab1 njstrng1&4 njfrc4 djfrc4.png Ryu djjab2.png
Frame Count 2


djmp
Diagonal Jumping Strong
dj.Mp.png
7MP/9MP
Ryu djstrng4.png
First Hit
Ryu djstrng5.png
Second Hit
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
24[1] 3~9 40 Special High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
4 5 N/A 13+∞ Dependent
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A Yes -
  • Ryu jumps with an upper punch that hits twice and juggles in the air. The first active part has good horizontal reach and priority. If you successfully land this attack in the air, you may use it again until you obtain three aerial hits. This can be considered as anti-air, specially if you react early and you believe the opponent will try a late aerial attack. A super can also be comboed after this move, for a total of 5 hits. From the right distance, this move beats Lariats and Blanka's rolling attacks. However, any grounded enemy can avoid the attack by crouching, which is specially dangerous against Zangief, E. Honda and Hawk, as they can throw while crouching (stomach press, Oiicho and typhoon, in this order).
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
4[1] 0~5 20 None High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
N/A 4 13+∞ Dependent
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A Yes -
  • The second hit. Not nearly as good as the first hit, but still apart of a really good attack.

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Ryu djstrng1.png Ryu djstrng2.png Ryu djstrng3.png Ryu djstrng4.png Ryu djstrng5.png Ryu djstrng6.png Ryu njstrng5 djstrng7 njfrc5 djfrc5 njshrt3 njfrwrd3 djfrwrd5 djrh5.png Ryu njstrng6 djstrng8 njfrc6 djfrc6 njfrwrd4 djfrwrd6 njrh6 djrh6.png Ryu njstrng7 djstrng9 njfrc7 djfrc7 njfrwrd5 djfrwrd7 njrh7 djrh7.png
Frame Count 1 2 1 5 4 4 4 4
Simplified 4 5 4
djhp
Diagonal Jumping Fierce
dj.Hp.png
7HP/9HP
Ryu njfrc3 djfrc3.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
26[1] 3~9 40 Special High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
4 8 12+∞ Dependent
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • This move has very good air to ground priority, and Ryu's arm is also completely invincible. It can be used as anti-air from certain distances, and also beats or trades most other aerial attacks. The neutral jump version has more stun.

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Ryu njfrc1 djfrc1.png Ryu njfrc2 djfrc2.png Ryu njfrc3 djfrc3.png Ryu njjab1 djjab1 njstrng1&4 njfrc4 djfrc4.png Ryu njstrng5 djstrng7 njfrc5 djfrc5 njshrt3 njfrwrd3 djfrwrd5 djrh5.png Ryu njstrng6 djstrng8 njfrc6 djfrc6 njfrwrd4 djfrwrd6 njrh6 djrh6.png Ryu njstrng7 djstrng9 njfrc7 djfrc7 njfrwrd5 djfrwrd7 njrh7 djrh7.png
Frame Count 2 2 8 4 4 4
Simplified 4 8
djlk
Diagonal Jumping Short
dj.Lk.png
7LK/9LK
Ryu djshrt3.png
His hurtbox gets a bit bigger after 10 frames.
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
12[0] 1~7(-2) 40 None High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
5 N/A 5+∞ Dependent
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • This stays out for quite some time, but safe jumps aside, this does not have many uses. Its main downside is the short reach.

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Ryu djshrt1.png Ryu djshrt2.png Ryu djshrt3.png Ryu djshrt4.png
Frame Count 2 3 10
Simplified 5


djmk
Diagonal Jumping Forward
dj.Mk.png
7MK/9MK
Ryu djfrwrd3.png
Zero Calorie dj.hk
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
22[0] 5~11 50(+10) None High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
5 13 18+∞ Dependent
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • Rather long aerial kick with poor priority. It can be used as a cross-up aerial attack, but diagonal Roundhouse is better for that. It can be used in safe jumps, to get less push-back if it gets blocked. Another plus for this move is that it is the diagonal jumping move that does the most stun(dizzy) in Ryu's arsenal.

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Ryu djfrwrd1 djrh1.png Ryu djfrwrd2&4 djrh2&4.png Ryu djfrwrd3.png Ryu djfrwrd2&4 djrh2&4.png Ryu njstrng5 djstrng7 njfrc5 djfrc5 njshrt3 njfrwrd3 djfrwrd5 djrh5.png Ryu njstrng6 djstrng8 njfrc6 djfrc6 njfrwrd4 djfrwrd6 njrh6 djrh6.png Ryu njstrng7 djstrng9 njfrc7 djfrc7 njfrwrd5 djfrwrd7 njrh7 djrh7.png
Frame Count 2 3 13 3 3 3
Simplified 5 13
djhk
Diagonal Jumping Roundhouse
dj.Hk.png
7HK/9HK
Ryu djrh3.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
26[1] 3~9 40 None High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
5 7 12+∞ Dependent
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • Ryu's best cross-up attack. This also has good reach, but as it projects vulnerable hitboxes, it can also be countered if you whiff. From certain distances, this can also be used as anti-air, in the same fashion as diagonal jumping Fierce, hitting your enemy from above his attack or around the head.

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Ryu djfrwrd1 djrh1.png Ryu djfrwrd2&4 djrh2&4.png Ryu djrh3.png Ryu djfrwrd2&4 djrh2&4.png Ryu njstrng5 djstrng7 njfrc5 djfrc5 njshrt3 njfrwrd3 djfrwrd5 djrh5.png Ryu njstrng6 djstrng8 njfrc6 djfrc6 njfrwrd4 djfrwrd6 njrh6 djrh6.png Ryu njstrng7 djstrng9 njfrc7 djfrc7 njfrwrd5 djfrwrd7 njrh7 djrh7.png
Frame Count 2 3 7 3 3 3
Simplified 5 7

Command Normals

swingp
Collarbone Breaker
Forward Mp.png/Swing Punch
6MP
Ryu swing3.png
First Hit
Ryu swing4.png
Second Hit
First Hit Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
4[0] 1~7 70 None High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
16 2 N/A 31 Hit standing: -2. Else: +7
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • Ryu's overhead. It's the fastest ground overhead in the game. The 1st active part will miss agaisnt a crouching Blanka and Cammy. It has properties similar to those of aerial heavy attacks, which can be checked on the different recovery times depending on hitting standing or crouching opponents. However, Ryu is considered on the ground and can be thrown out of the move if the enemy reacts to its slow start-up or attempts a reversal counter throw.
Second Hit Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
28[1] 1~7 70 None High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
N/A 2 10 31 Hit standing: 0(-1). Else: +9(+8)
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • Second hit. For most crouching opponents, you'll likely be hitting with this part.

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Ryu swing1anm.gif Ryu swing2.png Ryu swing3.png Ryu swing4.png Ryu swing5.png Ryu swing6anm.gif Ryu swing7.png
Frame Count 14 2 2 3 2 4 4
Simplified 1 + 16 2 3 10
rushp
Solar Plexus Strike
Forward Hp.png/Rush Punch/Dash Punch
6HP
Ryu dash3.png
First Hit
Ryu dash4.png
Second Hit. The closest thing ST Ryu has to a dash.
First Hit Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
4[0] 1~7 70 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
10 1 N/A 24 +9
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • This is a good move to push you forward so as to close the gap between you and the enemy. It works as a dash if you want to get in position for an anti-air Shoryuken or simply get face-to-face to the enemy and throw before he reacts. A main advantage of using this move instead of walking while exchanging projectiles is that you can use a Hadouken as soon as you recover, while walking forward and attempting a Hadouken immediately will give you a Shoryuken instead due to command overlapping. It can also be used to punish enemies from close range, as it gives you enough time to link most of your normals after it. For example, standing Fierce or crouching Forward into Red Hadoken.
Second Hit Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
28[1] 1~7 70 None High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
N/A 2 12 24 Hit standing: 0(-1). Else: +9(+8)
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No -
  • Second verse, more damage than the first.

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Ryu dash1.png Ryu dash2.png Ryu dash3.png Ryu dash4.png Ryu dash5anm.gif Ryu dash6.png Ryu dash7.png
Frame Count 8 2 1 2 6 2 4
Simplified 1 + 10 1 2 12

Throws

Ryu can throw with Mp.png, Hp.png, Mk.png, and Hk.png.

Seoi Nage
Shoulder Throw
cl.6MP or 4MP/ cl.6HP or 4HP
Ssf2t ryu pthrow.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
32* 7~13 100 None Grab
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
1 1 Dependent 2 N/A
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A 48 (from axis) 19 (from throwable box) No -
  • Ryu's Punch throw, where he throws his enemy above his head. can be activated with either Strong or Fierce. The direction you're holding determines the direction you'll throw in. Functionally identical to his kick throw, though using 6HP is usually the best option since Solar Plexus Strike gives you the least amount of recovery to deal with.


Tomoe Nage
Circle Throw
cl.6MK or 4MK/ cl.6HK or 4HK
Ssf2t ryu kthrow.png
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
32* 7~13 100 None Grab
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
1 1 Dependent 2 N/A
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A 48 (from axis) 19 (from throwable box) No -
  • Ryu's Kick throw, where he throws his enemy with his leg. Can be activated with either Forward or Roundhouse. The direction you're holding determines the direction you'll throw in. Functionally identical to his punch throw, though using 6HP is usually the best option since Solar Plexus Strike gives you the least amount of recovery to deal with.

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Ryu throwb.png Ryu throw.png Ryu throwf.png


Special Moves

Hadoken
Fireball/Qcf.png+P.png
236P
Ryu fb10bjab.png
Get ready to hear this a lot.
Lp.png Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
18[0] 7~13 110 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
11 Traveling 41* 52 -5 (Point Blank)
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No 2
  • Ryu's iconic fireball. This is the weakest version, with the least speed, damage, and recovery.


  • This move is known to do high amounts of stun damage. Three hits in a row and pretty much any enemy falls dizzy.
Mp.png Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
20[0] 7~13 110 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
11 Traveling 42* 53 -6 (Point Blank)
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No 2
  • Midway in terms of damage, speed, and recovery.


  • Although all 3 versions (Jab, Strong, Fierce) have Ryu release the fireball at the same interval, the recovery frames increase with strength (This is almost imperceptible, however.) Some characters such as Vega can punish Hadokens on block or hit from close distance, so watch out for that. In addition, the move can miss completely when used from point-blank range, as some characters' attacks move their hitboxes towards a bit. This leaves Ryu wide open for throws or any ground combo they want to use.


  • Due to a glitch, it's possible to change the recovery of any Hadoken to that of a Jab by either whiffing or kara-canceling a Jab or Short normal. You can read more about it here.
Hp.png Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
22[0] 7~13 110 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
11 Traveling 43* 54 -7 (Point Blank)
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No 2
  • Maximum damage, speed, and recovery.


  • Ryu's fireballs (blue or red) downgrade in strength after some time, and on the last downgrade they disappear, similar to Chun's Kikokens. When a downgrade happens, the projectile will inherit the properties of the lower strength, except for the travel speed which stays the same. For example, when a Strong Hadoken downgrades to a Jab Hadoken, it will be doing Jab Hadoken damage, as well as having the Jab Hadoken sprite and hitbox, but it still travels with Strong Hadouken speed. The time required for them to actually disappear is rather long such that only Jab projectiles may ever disappear before leaving the screen, and that is if both players walk or jump in the same direction the projectile is going for some distance. Special setups are usually required for a Strong or Fierce projectile to ever disappear. The data for that is in the detailed hitbox data below.

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  • Startup:
Ryu fb1.png Ryu fb2.png Ryu fb3.png Ryu fb4.png
Frame Count 2 6 2 1
Simplified 11
  • Active:
  • Jab Version:
Ryu fb5.png Ryu fb7bjab.png Ryu fb10bjab.png Ryu fb13bjab.png Ryu fb14bjab.png
Frame Count 1 2 3 3 3...
Simplified 41
  • Strong Version:
Ryu fb5.png Ryu fb7bstrng.png Ryu fb10bstrng.png Ryu fb13bstrng.png Ryu fb14bstrng.png
Frame Count 1 2 3 3 3...
Simplified 42
  • Fierce Version:
Ryu fb5.png Ryu fb7bfrc.png Ryu fb10bfrc.png Ryu fb13bfrc.png Ryu fb14bfrc.png
Frame Count 1 2 3 3 3...
Simplified 43

NOTE: A lot of frames were omitted here, because in each frame the fb's hitbox move 1-3 pixels forward, the images are all uploaded though with the same name pattern, so you can still see them.

  • Dissipation Data:
1st downgrade 2nd downgrade 3rd downgrade Total duration
Jab 129f/384px (disappears) 129f/384px
Strong 48f/192px (downgrades to Jab) 49f/192px (disappears) 97f/384px
Fierce 26f/128px (downgrades to Strong) 26f/128px (downgrades to Jab) 24f/128px (disappears) 76f/384px
Shakunetsu Hadoken
Red Fireball/Hcf.png+P.png
41236P
Ryu fb10rjab.png
Trades stun damage for knockdown, and looks cooler too
Lp.png Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
18[0] 5~11 100 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
11 Traveling 41* 52 -5 (Blocked Point Blank)/Hard Knockdown (Close)
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No 2
  • An alternate fireball that does less stun, but knocks down when hit during the first 9 active frames. This one has the least amount of speed, damage, and recovery.


  • Due to the lesser stun, you'll likely be using regular fireballs more often, but these still have their uses in close range setups.
Mp.png Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
20[0] 5~11 100 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
11 Traveling 42* 53 -6 (Blocked Point Blank)/Hard Knockdown (Close)
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No 2
  • Midway in terms of damage, speed, and recovery.


  • As for a curiosity, this is one of the few special attacks that do not force a standing state on the enemy if it hits. Ryu doesn't gain any advantage or disadvantage from this.
Hp.png Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
22[0] 5~11 100 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
11 Traveling 43* 54 -7 (Blocked Point Blank)/Hard Knockdown (Close)
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No 2
  • Maximum damage, speed, and recovery.


  • Landing a knockdown with one of these is a good opportunity to use a short Tatsumaki to build meter, or throw another meaty Hadoken.

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  • Startup:
Ryu fb1.png Ryu fb2.png Ryu fb3.png Ryu fb4.png
Frame Count 2 6 2 1
Simplified 11
  • Active:
  • Jab Version:
Ryu fb5.png Ryu fb7rjab.png Ryu fb10rjab.png Ryu fb13rjab.png Ryu fb14rjab.png
Frame Count 1 2 3 3 3...
Simplified 41
  • Strong Version:
Ryu fb5.png Ryu fb7rstrng.png Ryu fb10rstrng.png Ryu fb13rstrng.png Ryu fb14rstrng.png
Frame Count 1 2 3 3 3...
Simplified 42
  • Fierce Version:
Ryu fb5.png Ryu fb7rfrc.png Ryu fb10rfrc.png Ryu fb13rfrc.png Ryu fb14rfrc.png
Frame Count 1 2 3 3 3...
Simplified 43

NOTE: A lot of frames were omitted here, because in each frame the fb's hitbox move 1-3 pixels forward, the images are all uploaded though with the same name pattern, so you can still see them.

  • Dissipation Data:
1st downgrade 2nd downgrade 3rd downgrade Total duration
Jab 129f/384px (disappears) 129f/384px
Strong 48f/192px (downgrades to Jab) 49f/192px (disappears) 97f/384px
Fierce 26f/128px (downgrades to Strong) 26f/128px (downgrades to Jab) 24f/128px (disappears) 76f/384px
Shoryuken
Dragon Punch/Dp.png+P.png
623P
Ryu srk2.png
First hitbox
Ryu srk3.png
Second hitbox (Jab ver). Airborne after 2 frames.
Ryu srk3.png
Second hitbox (Strong/Fierce ver)
Lp.png First Hitbox Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
32[2] 9~15 100 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
4 4 N/A 44 -15 (Blocked)/Hard Knockdown
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
1-8 N/A No 7
Lp.png Second Hitbox Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
22[2] 2~8 90 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
N/A 10 26 44 -15 (Blocked)/Hard Knockdown
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
1-8 N/A No 7
  • Ryu's undefeatable Sheng Lo-er, Shoryuken, is invincible on the way up. Jab does the least damage and rises the least. Properly time this and you'll beat any normal your opponent might throw out. Miss and you'll definitely get punished. Some high level players like to do two in a row, reasoning that the second might connect with an opponent's counterattack if they time it a bit too late.
  • Also can be used to avoid projectiles due to the invincibility frames, but this is very difficult.
  • As a reversal, this is an incredibly risky move, as there are plenty of safe jump setups out there that can land just as you're about to uppercut. Since Ryu's Shoryuken is only invincible for 8 frames, that means your opponent has all that extra time to punish you. You're also vulnerable to throws during the first 2 frames of the second hitbox, since you're now vulnerable and technically not airborne yet.
Mp.png First Hitbox Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
34[2] 9~15 100 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
4 4 N/A 55 -26 (Blocked)/Hard Knockdown
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
1-8 N/A No 7
Mp.png Second Hitbox Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
22[2] 2~8 90 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
N/A 14 33 55 -26 (Blocked)/Hard Knockdown
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
1-8 N/A No 7
  • Bit stronger, bit more recovery.
  • All of Ryu's Shoryukens make for incredible anti airs, due to the wide hitbox and the rising invincibility.
Hp.png First Hitbox Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
38[2] 9~15 100 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
4 4 N/A 66 -37 (Blocked)/Hard Knockdown
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
1-8 N/A No 7
Hp.png Second Hitbox Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
22[2] 2~8 90 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
N/A 18 40 66 -37 (Blocked)/Hard Knockdown
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
1-8 N/A No 7
  • Ryu's strongest, highest, and most vulnerable Shoryuken. As an aside, only the first, grounded hitbox on each Shoryuken does more damage, so when performing an anti air keep in mind that a Jab will be just as effective at close range as a Fierce.

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Ryu srk1.png Ryu srk2.png Jab Strong & Fierce Jab Strong & Fierce Ryu srk5.png Ryu srk6.png Ryu srk7.png
Ryu srk3jab.png Ryu srk3.png Ryu srk4jab.png Ryu srk4.png
Frame Count (Jab) 4 4 2 8 10 11 5
Simplified (Jab) 4 4 10 26
Frame Count (Strong) 4 4 2 12 14 14 5
Simplified (Strong) 4 4 14 33
Frame Count (Fierce) 4 4 2 16 14 21 5
Simplified (Fierce) 4 4 18 40
Tatsumaki Senpukyaku
Hurricane Kick/Qcb.png+
214K
Ryu tatsu4shrt 4&8&12&16frwrd 4&8&12&16&20rh.png
First hitbox.
Ryu tatsu6shrt 6&10&14&18frwrd 6&10&14&18&22rh.png
Second hitbox. Short spins once, Forward spins 4 times, and Roundhouse spins 5 times.
Lk.png Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
24[1] 3~9 90 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
11 3(3)3(3) 18* 44 -2 (Blocked)/Hard Knockdown
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
1-4 N/A No 6
  • Ryu's iconic spinning kick. Knocks down on hit. This version moves the slowest in addition to only hitting once.


  • Since Ryu is invulnerable for the first 4 frames of this move and airborne by the time the invincibility ends, this makes for a good reversal for safe jumps, meaty cross-ups, and tick throws like Zangief's Spinning Pile Driver or T. Hawk's Mexican Typhoon.


  • The landing recovery can be canceled into a block or a jump on the first frame, and then into an attack, special move, or throw on the second frame onwards. This goes for all versions.
Mk.png Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
26[1] 2~8 90 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
11 3(3)3(3) x4 18* 77 -2 (Blocked)/Hard Knockdown
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
1-4 N/A No 6
  • Bit stronger, now with 4 spins. This attack will likely be VERY unsafe on block, as pushback almost guarantees not all of the hits will connect.


  • The Tatsumaki can be used to counter some safe jump setups that would work on a Shoryuken. Since the invincibility period for the Tatsumaki is the same as the Shoryuken's startup, Ryu can use a Tatsu Reversal to deny an opponent's aerial attack. This can be countered itself by installed attacks however, since the Tatsumaki's invincibility period is short.


  • Since your hurtbox shrinks while using this move, you can use Tatsus to travel straight over Guile's Sonic Booms and Dhalsim's Yoga Flames. You may be able to do this with Dee Jay's Air Slashers/Max Outs, but only the Strong/Fierce versions.
Hk.png Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
28[1] 3~9 90 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
11 3(3)3(3) x5 18* 89 -2 (Blocked)/Hard Knockdown
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
1-4 N/A No 6
  • Ryu's strongest, fastest, and most vulnerable Tatsu. Once again, almost guaranteed to be unsafe on block due to pushback.


  • You can use this move to set up throws (Usually the Short version). Using a well spaced Tatsu, if you stop just outside of your opponent's hurtbox, you might be able to catch them trying to block an attack that will never hit, and then go for the throw.
  • This move can't be used as a reversal after an air reset (Getting hit with an attack while in the air) since you can't activate the move during the 1st frame after waking up from one. The Shoryuken will work for these situations, however.

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  • Startup:
Ryu tatsu1.png Ryu tatsu2.png Ryu tatsu3.png
Frame Count 4 4 3
Simplified 11


  • Active:
    • Short Version: This happens only once.
    • Forward Version: This happens 4 times.
    • Roundhouse Version: This happens 5 times.
Ryu tatsu4shrt 4&8&12&16frwrd 4&8&12&16&20rh.png Ryu tatsu5shrt 5&9&13&17frwrd 5&9&13&17&21rh.png Ryu tatsu6shrt 6&10&14&18frwrd 6&10&14&18&22rh.png Ryu tatsu7shrt 7&11&15&19frwrd 7&11&15&19&23rh.png
Frame Count 3 3 3 3


  • Recovery:
Ryu tatsu8shrt 20frwrd 24rh.png Ryu tatsu9shrt 21frwrd 25rh.png Ryu tatsu10shrt 22frwrd 26rh.png Ryu tatsu11shrt 23frwrd 27rh.png
Frame Count 4 4 4 6*
Simplified 12 6*
Kuuchuu Tatsumaki Senpukyaku
Air Hurricane Kick/Air Qcb.png+
AIR 214K
Ryu atatsu1shrt 1&5frwrd 1&5&9rh.png
First hitbox.
Ryu atatsu3shrt 3&7frwrd 3&7&11rh.png
Second hitbox. Short spins once, Forward spins twice, and Roundhouse spins thrice.
Lk.png Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
18[1] 3~9 90 None High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
3 3(3)3(3) ∞+5 15+∞+5 Dependent (Blocked)/Hard Knockdown
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No 6
  • The Tatsumaki Senpukyaku except airborne. Instead of propelling you forward like a normal Tatsu, each kick temporarily decreases your gravity value (How fast you fall from a jump) as well as slightly boosting your horizontal velocity. This means you'll fall slower if performed on the way down, and gain more height on the way up. Your gravity returns to normal once the kick ends.
Mk.png Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
20[1] 3~9 90 None High
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
3 3(3)3(3) x2 ∞+5 27+∞+5 Dependent (Blocked)/Hard Knockdown
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No 6
  • Bit stronger, now with 2 spins.


  • This move has a variety of uses. You can use it as an alternative aerial since the hitbox is pretty far out (but so is the hurtbox), you can surprise the enemy with a sudden movement change, or you can simply use it to build meter on the way down from a jump. Skillful use allows you to cross-up enemy air counters like the Flash Kick to hit the opponent from behind, too!
Hk.png Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
22[1] 3~9 90 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
3 3(3)3(3) x3 ∞+5 39+∞+5 Dependent (Blocked)/Hard Knockdown
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
N/A N/A No 6
  • The strongest Tatsu with the most amount of spins. You'll likely be using this the most often, as the recovery frames won't matter as much since you'll be landing soon.


  • Keep in mind that the priority on air Tatsus isn't as good as the grounded version. Also keep in mind that once you land, you have 5 frames of landing animation you can't cancel out of whatsoever.

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  • Startup:
Ssf2t ryu airtatsu1.png
Frame Count 3


  • Active:
    • Short Version: This happens only once.
    • Forward Version: This happens twice.
    • Roundhouse Version: This happens 3 times.
Ryu tatsu4shrt 4&8&12&16frwrd 4&8&12&16&20rh.png Ryu tatsu5shrt 5&9&13&17frwrd 5&9&13&17&21rh.png Ryu tatsu6shrt 6&10&14&18frwrd 6&10&14&18&22rh.png Ryu tatsu7shrt 7&11&15&19frwrd 7&11&15&19&23rh.png
Frame Count 3 3 3 3


  • Recovery:
Ryu atatsu5shrt 9frwrd 13rh.png Ryu atatsu6shrt 10frwrd 14rh.png Ryu atatsu7shrt 11frwrd 15rh.png Ryu atatsu8shrt 12frwrd 16rh.png Ryu atatsu9shrt 13frwrd 17rh.png Ryu atatsu10shrt 14frwrd 18rh.png
Frame Count 4 4 4 4 5
Simplified 5

--Original Edit by Raisin (March 29, 2007)
--Special thanks to felineki for the info on the Air Hurricane Kick.

Super Combo

Shinku Hadoken
Qcf.pngQcf.png + P.png
236236P
Ryu super12.png
It's invincible! It does like half a lifebar! It juggles! It anti-airs! It has a fuckton of frame advantage! It slices! It dices! It'll get you a good deal on a preowned vehicle!
Damage Dizzy Dizzy Time Cancel Guard
16[1] x 5 0~4 x 5 20 x 5 None Mid
Startup Active Recovery Total Frame Adv.
10 Traveling 41 51 +35 (All Hits Blocked)/Hard Knockdown
Invul Act. Range Juggle Meter
1-14 N/A Yes -
  • Ryu becomes invincible through sheer willpower and throws a powered-up Hadoken that deals 5 hits. Any other projectile in its path will be dissipated.


  • Since this move juggles, it makes a great anti-air, hitting up to 4 times. Combine that with the invincibility and this might make for a powerful, if predictable reversal. You'll also get absurd frame advantage if the move is blocked, meaning you can use this as a tick throw starter. If used from point blank, however, some of the hits will pass straight through your opponent, and you'll be left open for punishment.


  • When fighting characters with projectiles, you may be tempted to burst this straight through any projectiles they though, but keep in mind that this game was programmed on a Speak and Spell. When throwing a Shinku through other projectiles, whether or not they have time to block is determined by not only whether or not they're cornered, but how many hits they took during the round. Cornered opponents will always take the full Super, but if they're someplace else, they will have time to block or avoid the Super if they took an odd number of hits during the round. They'll always take the full Super if they were hit by an even number of hits, however. This affects all versions (Japan, World, Asia, and USA).

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  • Invincible part:
Ryu super1.png Ryu super2.png Ryu super3.png Ryu super4.png Ryu super5.png Ryu super6.png Ryu super7.png
Frame Count 2 6 1 + [18] + 1 1 1 1 1
Simplified 10 4... (41)


  • Non-invincible part:
Ryu super8.png Ryu super9.png Ryu super10.png Ryu super11.png Ryu super12.png
Frame Count 1 1 1 2 3...
Simplified ...37 (41)



Misc Animations

Jump Animations

  • Neutral Jump:
Ryu bj10 nj1&10 fj1&11.png Ryu nj2 fj2.png Ryu nj3.png Ryu nj4.png Ryu nj5.png Ryu nj6.png Ryu nj7.png Ryu nj8 fj9.png Ryu nj9 fj10.png Ryu bj10 nj1&10 fj1&11.png
Frame Count 3 1 8 8 8 8 8 4 1 7*
Simplified 3 1 44 1 7*
  • Back Jump:
Ryu bj1.png Ryu bj2.png Ryu bj3 fj8.png Ryu bj4 fj7.png Ryu bj5 fj6.png Ryu bj6.png Ryu bj7 fj4.png Ryu bj8 fj3.png Ryu bj9.png Ryu bj10 nj1&10 fj1&11.png
Frame Count 3 1 15 3 3 3 3 18 1 7*
Simplified 3 1 43 1 7*
  • Forward Jump:
Ryu bj10 nj1&10 fj1&11.png Ryu nj2 fj2.png Ryu bj8 fj3.png Ryu bj7 fj4.png Ryu fj5.png Ryu bj5 fj6.png Ryu bj4 fj7.png Ryu bj3 fj8.png Ryu nj8 fj9.png Ryu nj9 fj10.png Ryu bj10 nj1&10 fj1&11.png
Frame Count 3 1 13 5 3 3 3 5 11 1 7*
Simplified 3 1 43 1 7*

N.Ryu's prejump animation was nerfed on ST by 1 frame, so unlike O.Ryu, who has a considerably fast prejump animation, N.Ryu's prejump is of average speed. This for the most part is a disadvantage.

There's a small gap between the leg hurtbox and chest hurtbox on Ryu's backward prejump frames. You can actually abuse it to evade Low Tiger Shots entierly! You can even evade meaty Low Tiger Shots on wake up since the first wake up frame will be the first prejump frame if you wake up holding up-back. Mattsun does this frequently. Be aware though that if it's a meaty Short Low Tiger Shot you'll most likely end up landing on it, unless you react with an Air Tatsu to alter your jump trajectory, of course.

The landing recovery has a special property which allows it to be canceled into certain actions. At the first landing frame, you can perform throws (including command throws), and on the second landing frame, you can start another jump, attack with a normal or special move, or block. Blocking not being until the second landing frame, as well as hitbox-hurtbox interactions having priority over throwbox-throw hurtbox is why sweeps work as anti airs in this game.
Things are different when jumping over your opponent, however. In that situation it's possible to walk back/forward, to jump again or to even block on the first landing frame! Strangely, if a throw is timed on the first landing frame of a jump that crosses over, a throwbox will never come out, even though that input will result in a normal coming out 2 frames later (like it normally would). Anyway, being able to block on the first landing frame can help a little bit on some safe jump crossup setups, or maybe in other situations as well if your character has a huge jump arc.


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