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Left Splits Kick

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Left Splits Kick
Kazuya Left Splits Kick SSBU.gif
Left Splits Kick in Ultimate.
User Kazuya
Universe Tekken

Left Splits Kick (左踵落とし, Left Heel Drop) is one of several Command Input Special Moves exclusive to Kazuya.


Players must perform → → + attack input. If done successfully, he stretches his left leg upwards and swings it downwards immediately after. Reflects projectiles from frame 7 onwards, with a 2.4× damage multiplier. Notably, it is the strongest reflector in the game by a large margin.


Heihachi performing Right Splits Kick in Tekken 7, a variant of the attack.

Left Splits Kick has existed since the original Tekken and has since become a staple on characters using Mishima-style fighting karate, but characters like Ogre have also been able to use it. It's similar to Ryu's close heavy kick in the Street Fighter franchise. The ability to reflect projectiles is unique to Smash. Left Splits Kick is notorious for causing a 50/50 situation on block because of forcing the opponent into crouch. Heihachi Mishima has two versions of Left Splits Kick in Tekken 3, one forcing crouch on hit, and the other causing knockdown.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese 左踵落とし
UK English Left Splits Kick
France French Left Splits Kick
Germany German Left Splits Kick
Italy Italian Left Splits Kick
Spain Spanish Left Splits Kick
China Chinese Left Splits Kick
South Korea Korean Left Splits Kick
Netherlands Dutch Linkerhieltrap
Russia Russian Вертикальный удар левой ногой