I’ll just write it all here. I had a fucking novel then accidentally deleted it. Sec.
I may not be Kogikog or insert the name of other T-Hawk lad here, but I can tell you for free, as an online player, that I have waded through some amount of Ryu. Albeit, on GFWL Oni seems to be the standard Shotokan. T-Hawk boards here think the matchup leans towards T-Hawk’s favour. Daigo Umehara said on Topanga TV that the matchup is 7:3 to Ryu and Ryu’s best matchup. Make of that what you will. What I see from that is that T-Hawk has serious damage/mixup potential on your man in white, but might have a hard time getting in.
T-Hawk is terrible at approaching safely, especially at low levels (Condor dive lol). Try to abuse this. DP destroys most of his options. Air to air him well because Condor Dive has start ups and empty jump can end up with you getting lp typhoon into splash shenanigans. Condor Dive CAN NOT punish a fireball unless he’s in the air and you throw it (Or somehow is godly reacted to). Throw fire when he steps back but not when he’s close enough to ex spire you for a knockdown (techable) and potential mixup if you do something silly. Also note that he can roundhouse your hadoken during it’s start up. He’ll probably be aiming to space those, and bait one out of you for a free jump in to grab, or ex spire in.
Oh and if Hawk tries to tick with C.lp, you can bash out a reversal. Lol.
Neutral jump when he’s ticking. Edit: No wait you’re ryu. Jump back and play keep away.
Edit: Not sure how to quote on here but Climaxter, you couldn’t be more right lol. Akuma annoys me online.