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The Kobokushi (虎撲子? "Tiger Beating Child"), also known informally as the "Palm", is one of Yun's special attacks, introduced in the Street Fighter III series. The name is based on some of the idioms revolving around tigers and lions.

Yang used this move in the original Street Fighter III, until he replaced it with a variation called Byakko Soshoda from 2nd Impact onwards.

Street Fighter III series Arcade Stick QCB + Arcade Button Punch (Arcade-Button-2xPunch or Arcade Button Punch x3 to feint)
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Arcade Stick QCB Sf3 punch medium or Sf3 punch hard (Sf3 punch light version to feint)


The attack is a simple two-handed pushing motion palm strike at around the level of Yun's abdomen, accompanied with a leading-foot stomp; the strike can knock the opponent to the other side of the screen. The move is similar to his younger brother's Byakko Soshoda, but with a shorter range due to Yun's arms being bent. The speed and damage are determined by the punch button used; light punch has the fastest execution and weakest damage, heavy punch has the slowest execution and the strongest damage, and medium punch is halfway between the two.

Street Fighter III seriesEdit

Kobokushi is one of the few moves in the game with no EX version. Instead, using more than one punch button will perform a feint; Yun will draw back as if preparing to perform the attack, but does not.

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade EditionEdit

As with Byakko Soshoda, the feint is now mapped to the light punch button, while the medium and heavy punch buttons perform as usual, and are capable of stopping fireballs. Arcade Edition also adds an EX Special version which has virtually no startup time and causes an opponent hit by it to bounce off the "wall" of the screen, allowing for juggles[1].


Despite its slow startup, if timed correctly, the attack is extremely powerful and useful as a frame trap tool, and its hitbox is such that it can beat out other high-priority moves. The feint, besides stopping projectiles, is also good for baiting counters and parries early, or forcing opponents into dropping their guard by mistake.


  • Akira Yuuki of the Virtua Fighter series has an altered variant of both this move and Yang's version, named the Koboku (虎撲, "Tiger Beating").






  1. Eventhubs Strategy Guide: Yun

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