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A flashkick or kick the moon is a backflip with the feet staggered and at least one of them extended. The basic flashkick is done from a standing position with the rear leg tucked and forward leg extended.


  • J-step gainer A flashkick gainer performed after a J-step.
  • Double flash or flash switch A flashkick where the legs are reversed or "switched" mid-flip. A variant of this is the triple flash.


  • The name originated from the signature move of Guile from the Street Fighter video game series.