|All appearances||+ (can be performed up to 3 times)|
DescriptionEditExecuted by pressing a quarter-circle forward motion and pressing punch, Fei Long performs three punches in quick succession, complete with kiai. The blows are in this order: a face-aimed jab with the leading fist, a stomach-aimed gut strike with the following fist and a chest-aimed backfist with the leading fist. If the full follow-up is performed, the backfist downs the foe, producing a different kiai from the first two hits; Fei Long also tenses himself after the blow, similar to Bruce Lee.
The horizontal distance covered by each strike and recovery time in-between them are determined by the punch button pressed at the initial input, with heavier punches meaning longer reach and recovery time.The EX Special version introduced in Street Fighter IV functions exactly the same as the heavy punch version without any startup time. It also uses fiery punches and allows (only) the very first punch to disrupt a single projectile with strict timing - Fei's hand must be fully out during the punch.
The Rekkaken is considered the "heart" of Fei Long's offensive arsenal, and is generally used as a close-range poke and combo finisher, due to the pushback and distance traveled, along with the range of the attack.
It can also be used as a hit confirm off of a counter hit, and a "full" Rekkaken allows Fei Long to take advantage of various setups from a knockdown. However, it cannot be used carelessly without proper spacing much like a sliding attack, as the recovery time and forward movement can create opportunities for a foe to punish the move.
- Rekkaken is the very first special special attack in the Street Fighter games (as well as one of the first in fighting games) to have multiple hits via repeatable input, classifying it as a multi-input attack. Similar moves are referred to "Rekkas", especially if they involve inputting the same input multiple times in a row.