USF4: Ryu Tutorial by Bafael



  • Preferred ultras: U1 always
  • Entry level difficulty 1/10
  • Advanced difficulty 4/10


  • medium uppercut
  • EX DP
  • crouch fierce (vs akuma crossup tatsu)
  • far roundhouse (vs zangief)
  • far fierce (vs yun)
  • anti air jab DP (vs rufus)
  • jump strong (vs bison)
  • low forward vs some jump normals
  • low forward vs ambiguous crossups
  • EX DP vs delayable jumps, air fireballs
  • anti air U1


  • hard tatsu
  • low forward ex fireball
  • ultra 1


  • EX fireball
  • Super
  • U1+hard tatsu
  • Far Tatsu
  • ex uppercut

Punishing Combos

  • light rekka punished by fierce DP
  • hard drill punished by fierce DP
  • hawk dive punished by ex fireball
  • hard blanka ball punished by dash, tatsu
  • ex dive punished by ultra 1 (works for regular dive too)
  • light blanka ball punished by super
  • super punishing -3 moves
  • stand fierce, hard DP on blocked light shoryuken
  • stand forward, fireball fadc close fierce hard dp, 2bar
  • towards fierce, crouch fierce, hard DP on blocked blanka 


  • jump HK, stand HP, hard DP over a fireball
  • lv 2 focus absorbing a sweep, dash in, f+HP, crouch fierce, hard DP

Confirm Combos

  • crouch short, crouch jab, walk in throw
  • crouch short, crouch jab, crouch fierce, fierce DP
  • jump over MK, crouch short, crouch jab, throw
  • jump over MK, crouch short, crouch jab, link DP
  • crouch short, crouch jab, crouch strong, throw
  • crouch short, crouch jab, crouch strong, tatsumaki
  • crossup MK, low strong, throw
  • crossup MK, low strong, sweep

Important Juggles

  • jump MP, jump MP, air tatsu
  • jump MP, medium uppercut
  • jump MP, super
  • jump MP, ultra
  • anti air jab DP, medium DP
  • anti air jab DP, ex fireball
  • anti air jab DP, jump MP, air tatsu
  • anti air jab DP, ultra
  • shoryuken fadc jump strong tatsu

Corner Only

  • shoryuken fadc jump back strong tatsu
  • light tatsu, medium uppercut
  • ex tatsu, medium uppercut
  • ex tatsu, ex fireball, ex tatsu
  • ex tatsu, ultra
  • ex fireball, ultra

Ultra Setups

  • focus ultra
  • block DP, ultra
  • shoryuken fadc ultra (anti air)
  • shoryuken fadc ultra (in combo)
  • ex fireball fadc ultra midscreen


  • low short low jab throw
  • low short low jab low jab hard tatsu
  • low short low jab f+MP
  • low short low jab ex tatsu
  • meaty throw
  • meaty low short
  • meaty f+MP
  • meaty EX DP 2 hits, fadc u1
  • jump over MK, crouch strong, then crouch strong tatsu
  • jump over MK, crouch strong, walk in throw
  • jump over MK, crouch strong, walk in ex tatsu
  • jump over MK, crouch strong, walk in DP fadc ultra
  • forward throw, jump in HK
  • forward throw, crossup tatsu, super
  • backthrow normal jump in
  • backthrow bait DP crossup
  • crossup MK in corner
  • fake crossup LK in corner
  • jump in MP, crouch short jab fierce uppercut (overhead low)
  • jump in MP 2 hits, low jab low fierce uppercut (overhead overhead low)

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