I was playing a bunch of matches vs a Ryu, Akuma and Yun player yesterday. The two safe jumps are regularly use (back throw > jump ASAP and late j.MP and Izuna drop > c.MK ASAP > jump ASAP and j.HK or HP) worked fine against Yun, tho sometimes my post-Izuna Drop one didn’t work for some reason.
Now, I am aware you can’t safe jump shotos, so what I tried instead was empty jumping those same setups to bait the uppercut, block it and punish. Worked fine with the backthrow setup… but my empty jump almost always got hit with the post Izuna Drop setup. What gives?
IIRC jumps where you do a normal have 3 frames of landing recovery, while empty jumps have none at all. Is that incorrect, or am I doing something wrong? I typically Izuna Drop, mash or plink the shit out of c.MK so I get it ASAP, then hold u/f during c.MK. Why do my empty jumps get hit by Shoryukens then?