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The Shippu Jinraikyaku (疾風迅雷脚, Shippuu Jinraikyaku, "Hurricane Swift Thunder Leg") is one of Ken's special attacks. It was first introduced as the third of his Super Arts in the Street Fighter III series. It was also seen in Street Fighter Alpha 3 and almost in his every appearance eversince its introduction.

In Marvel vs. Capcom, Complete Change Ryu can use this move in Ken Mode.

DescriptionEdit

Ken moves forward and delivers a low roundhouse kick (his Kama Barai Geri), two high ones (Nata Otoshi Geri), and another low one (Kama Barai Geri again), and follows up with a knee hit. He then launches into a vertical Tatsumaki Senpukyaku if his knee hit succeeds. In Capcom vs. SNK and SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos, Ken does his Kama Barai Geri to his Nata Otoshi Geri, then performs a high-out kick (Oosoto Mawashi Geri) and an Inazuma Kick, then hits with his knee, changes to his other knee and performs the Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku.

In Street Fighter X Tekken, the whole attack takes on electrical effects as a reference to the move's actual translation.

In Ultra Street Fighter IV, the move uses two bars of the Super Combo Gauge.

TacticsEdit

Due to how easy it can be to connect with a close range, it is a viable combo tool. However, due to Ken rising upward during the final portion of the attack, it can be easily punished. Due to his first attack aiming rather low, it's not wise to do this during a juggle, since it might knock the opponent out of the way from the rest of the attack unless done in the corner.

The Street Fighter III version has the advantage of being able to follow up a missed first attempt immediately with another one, which adds even more to the advantages it had before. If the opponent blocks and attempts to punish the first one, they may find themselves on the receiving end of the second; this maintains a level of deterrent and makes the attack safer to use than it would otherwise be, as the opponent will be afraid to attempt to counterattack.[1] Not to mention it loses its supposed "Level 3 Super" nature, having a Super meter that is one of the more practical ones to manage out of Ken's Super Arts.

GalleryEdit

SpritesEdit

Kens kick comboKen-gem-superShippuJinraikyakuKen-ts-supermiss

VideosEdit

Ken Shippu Jinraikyaku SFXT00:12

Ken Shippu Jinraikyaku SFXT

Shippu Jinraikyaku trial in Street Fighter X Tekken.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.eventhubs.com/guides/2009/may/11/ken-street-fighter-3-third-strike-character-guide/

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