The Roundhouse Kick, or Special Kick, is one of Ken's special attacks.
Executed by performing a quarter-circle forward motion and pressing kick, Ken performs three different varieties of roundhouses, depending on which kick button is pressed. Designed to inflict a lot of damage through the momentum of the kick, these kicks can be used to change up traditional attack routines and surprise opponents with unique two-hit combo kicks.
In addition, the attack can be altered by holding the kick button in the middle of the attack. Ken can bring his leg up high and perform an ax kick that acts as an overhead attack, and so must be blocked high.