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For the game, see Cannon Spike (game).

The Cannon Spike (キャノンスパイク Kyanon Supaiku?), also known as the Thrust Kick, is a special attack performed by Cammy, Juni and Juli. It was introduced in the Super Street Fighter II games.

All appearances Arcade Stick S + Arcade Button Kick



Cammy's Cannon Spike against Ryu in Street Fighter IV.

Thrust Kick

Cannon Spike/Thrust Kick, as seen in Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival.

Executed by performing a "Shoryuken" motion (forward, downward then down-forward) and pressing kick, the user launches in the air leg-first for a singular, powerful strike that often over powers any aerial strike. Upon impact, they flip backward a relatively safe distance, though some games increase the length of their recovery animation to increase chance of retaliation. The EX Special version introduced in the SFIV series has even less startup time, covers a longer horizontal distance and is completely invulnerable.


In Ultra Street Fighter IV, a successful hit of the EX Cannon Spike can be optionally followed in air by a quick Cannon Strike, in a similar fashion of how T. Hawk can chain EX Tomahawk Buster into EX Condor Dive.


  • Animations

Cammy-cannonspike Juli-cannonspike Juni-cannonspike

  • Stills




  • In the 1994 Street Fighter movie, Cammy can be heard yelling "Thrust Kick!" while fighting soldiers near the end of the film, though she's doing a standard kick at the time.
  • A multi-directional shooter arcade game named Cannon Spike (known as Gunspike in Japan) was released in 2000. Cammy and Charlie are two of the playable characters in the game.

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