The Tenshin (転身? "Turnover") is one of Fei Long's special attacks, introduced in the Street Fighter IV series.

Input
All appearances Half-circle backward+Kick

Description[edit | edit source]

Fei Long faking out his opponent with Tenshin in Street Fighter IV.

Executed by performing a half-circle backward motion and pressing kick, Fei Long attempts to hook his own leg with the opponent's; if successful, the hook allows him to flip over the opponent to the other side ("Over here!"). Right after landing on the other side, Fei Long has a very strict window of time to unleash any attack or combo before the opponent can retaliate. Since it is a command grab, the move is cannot be blocked.

The EX Special version is faster, allows Fei Long to grab his opponent at a slightly further distance than the normal version, and makes the very first move performed right after the side switch virtually unblockable.

Yun, Yang, and Akuma (as a followup to Hyakkishu) use a similar technique, referred to as Zenpou Tenshin.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

The technique does no damage at all, and it mostly allows Fei Long to trick or confuse his opponent and set up different kinds of combos.

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Similar moves[edit | edit source]

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