The Zesshou Hohou (絶招歩法? "Suppressed Approaching Law"), also known informally as the "Lunge Punch", is one of Yun's special attacks, introduced in the Street Fighter III series. Yang used this move until getting the Tourouzan from 2nd Impact onwards.
The name of this move is an expression used for "walking forward without stepping".
DescriptionEditExecuted by performing a quarter-circle forward motion and pressing punch, Yun leans forward with a prior step and lunges toward the opponent, following fist-first, in a leaping stride. The distance of the lunge is determined by the punch button pressed: a heavier punch button means longer distance with bigger startup and recovery time.
The EX Special version has the longest startup, but makes up for this by travelling the entire way across the screen extremely fast, thus covering the distance in a fraction of the time.
All versions of the attack cover distances very quickly and are extremely useful during Yun's Genei Jin technique for repeatedly juggling the opponent. However, as a "forward-sliding" move in terms of hitbox, using the Zesshou Hohou recklessly without proper timing and spacing can easily get Yun punished after this move is blocked or properly dodged in some way, and thus is only best used as a combo finisher or during his Genei Jin (outside of that it usually has to be spaced at maximum distance).
The best way to hit someone with it out in the open is to be well-aware that the next action they perform can easily be counter-hit-punished by a Zesshou Hohou out in the open. Even then, having it done out in the open outside of combo finishers doesn't lead into anything else other than a gap-closing knockdown to setup a form of wakeup pressure.
- This technique is used by Kirei Kotomine in Fate/Unlimited Codes, a Type-Moon product published by Capcom.
- A similar attack, the Sen Shippo (箭疾歩, "Arrow Rapid Step"), appears in many other fighting games, and is executed similar to this attack (with the leading fist used instead). The move is used by characters such as Sie Kensou (The King of Fighters), Tung Fu Rue (Fatal Fury), Miyako Arima (Melty Blood), Shuuhei Hisagi (Bleach: Dark Souls) as well as a variation of it done by Gatou (Garou: Mark of the Wolves; known as the Totsuga/Thrust Fang).