The Leg Tomahawk is one of Alex's throws in Street Fighter V.

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Executed by pressing Light Punch and Light Kick, (the throw command) and pushing backwards near an opponent. Alex shoves his opponent across from him, switching sides in the process. Before his opponent can recover, Alex hits his opponent with a kick to the back of their head, knocking them on their stomach.



Alex hitting Cammy with his Leg Tomahawk.

This throw is used to put his opponent back in the corner, should they escape. It also does more damage than his forward throw. This move is extremely useful to open up the opponents who are constantly blocking. While it does significantly less damage compared to his command grabs, it has a faster recovery. This means that Alex can still counter his opponent with Air Knee Smash if they jump to avoid his grabs, giving him time to attack. By mixing Alex's normal throws with his command grabs, it puts the opponent in a difficult situation where they have to guess what he is going to do next, especially when he has positional and frame advantage.

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  • This move is based on a professional wrestling move called the Enzuigiri. It is often used as a counter-move after a kick is blocked and the leg caught, or the initial kick is a feint to set up the real attack.
    • This is fairly impressive when used by a man the size of Alex (6'5", 245 lb), since this is a move normally used by wrestlers of a lighter weight, though this may not be the case due to the latter also using Kickboxing, which is a marital-art.
    • Although commonly used by the lighter class (as said above, like Chris Jericho or A.J. Styles), a more impressive user to compare with Alex in real life is WWE's Samoa Joe (6'2", 282 lb), an even bigger-sized man that can generally moves around like a cruiser-weight when in the ring.
  • Curiously and coincidentally, the "Leg Tomahawk" is also the name of a special move that's used by Wolfgang Krauser from both the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters series. In addition, Krauser also specializes in utilizing many wrestling moves and techniques, due to the fact that his fighting style, the Stroheim Fighting System is a synthesized martial arts style that's based on the German martial art named Kampfringen and the ancient Greek fighting style of Pankration.
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