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->"The deadliest move known to man, the spinning foot... ''of death''."
--> ''{{Splatterhouse}} 3'' [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/bt/lee/still-gaming/18717-splatterhouse-3 review]]

This is basically multiple consecutive roundhouse kicks. Often involves jumping in the air.

How [[MartialArtsDoNotWorkThatWay practical]] is it? It [[RuleOfCool doesn't matter]], because EverythingsBetterWithSpinning.

Is a staple of the {{Shotoclone}}.

A SubTrope of RoundhouseKick.

A SisterTrope to {{Shoryuken}}, KamehameHadoken, SpinningPiledriver.
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!!Video Game Examples:
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[[folder:Action Games]]
* ''DevilMayCry 3'' has a move that's literally called Hurricane Kick (or Tornado, depending on version). For extra trope points, it's a follow-up to a {{Shoryuken}} move that involves [[MartialArtsDoNotWorkThatWay stopping in mid air twice while ascending]].
* ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'' has this, you can use it in mid-air, called a Tornado Kick.
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[[folder:Beat Em Ups]]
* Guy's ''Senpūkyaku'' and Cody's Double Kick in ''VideoGame/FinalFight''[[note]]It should be noted that when they crossed over to ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'', Guy's Senpūkyaku functioned akin to a {{Shoryuken}}, whereas Cody stopped using his Double Kick (aside from the end of his [=Lv.3=] Dead End Irony super in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Alpha 3]]''[[/note]]. Cody's brother Kyle can learn this as a counterattack in ''Streetwise''.
* Every ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'' beat-em-up since ''Double Dragon II'' gave Billy and Jimmy the "Cyclone Spin Kick". ''Double Dragon III'' in particular gave them a "Double Cyclone Kick".
** The Lee brothers did had a spin kick in the first arcade game, but it was not a rotating move like the one in the sequels. Instead, it was a jumping sobat that functioned as a back attack. A similar move was featured in the NES version which replaces the roundhouse in a kick combo when the player reaches the highest level.
** Randy and Andy, their [[{{Expy}} expies]] from ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom'', also had the Cyclone Kick.
* Wade in ''VideoGame/ViolentStorm''. Kyle from the same game do a spinning kick, fitting his ExtremityExtremist style.
* Scott's special move from ''[[VideoGame/ScottPilgrim Scott Pilgrim vs The World]]'' is an EX Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku.
* Gene of ''GodHand'' has this as one of his Roulette Wheel specials.
* Asura from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' has this as a counter move in his special DLC Crossover with StreetFighter.
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[[folder:Fighting Games]]
* Named from the move in ''[[{{VideoGame/StreetFighter}} Street Fighter]]'' that Ryu and Ken do, also known as the "Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku" ("Tornado Whirlwind Kick").
** In addition to Ryu and Ken's move, Chun-Li has her "Spinning Bird Kick", which is this, only upside down and with a full split and the "Tenshoukyaku", only she flies in an angle.
** Sakura also has one, of course, since all her moves are slightly odd copies of Ryu's. Her version (the "Shunpukyaku") is marginally more realistic, since she can't do the "floating-though-the-air" bit and has to jump in an arc instead.
*** Sakura's "Haru Ichiban" is a sweeping hurricane kick (flying vertical hurricane kick in Marvel vs. Capcom). In some earlier versions, it counted as a low attack, making it a very powerful move due to being hard to block.
** Akuma ("Tatsumaki Zankuu Kyaku") and Sean (Tornado Kick) who also have [[{{Shotoclone}} movesets related to Ryu's]], have proper floaty versions.
*** In the [[CapcomVsWhatever VS. Series]] Akuma's variant is [[ShockAndAwe electrified]].
*** His second ultra combo in [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV SFIV]], the [[FanNickname Akumacopter]], takes this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCmxK17t-eE up to eleven]]: Akuma kicks his opponent into a dark void, then spins so fast that it looks like he isn't spinning and is surrounded by a white "ring" of kicks. He then flies into the void and stabs his foot into the opponent's chest.
** Resident ButtMonkey Dan has the ''Dankuukyaku'' ("Gale Kick"; also "Dan's Wind Kick"), which travels in a similar arc to Sakura's and is likely the only respectable move Dan has in his repetoire.
** In ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', Gouken has an even more awesome version where he flies upward.
*** Also Juri second special does this
*** Fei Long as well though his "Shienkyaku" is a very narrow, FLAMING cyclone, which hardly moves.
* Donatello in ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTournamentFighters'' on the {{SNES}} has a spinning kick where he spins on his head.
* The main characters in the ''VideoGame/HiryuNoKen'' series (which includes ''Flying Dragon'' and ''Flying Warriors'') typically have this kind of kick as an ultimate special attack.
* Liu Kang's "Fatality" in the original ''MortalKombat'' was a Helicopter Spin Kick, which basically involved him bending at the waist and twisting around to deliver two powerful kicks to the face, followed by an uppercut (which could throw people into the spike pit). While technically possible in RealLife, it telegraphs what you're doing far too much to be of any use.
** Apparently works well to finish off a dazed enemy that can't protect themselves, though.
* Captain Falcon does this as his "get up and knock everyone away" move in the ''[[SuperSmashBros Smash Bros.]]'' series. Slightly justified, given Falcon's style trends toward Muay Thai/Muay Boran, not to mention his absurd strength.
* Hinata Wakaba of ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' has two variants. A regular attack where she's floating forwards and does 3 spinning sidekicks, and a super where she's floating stationary and dishing out a rapid volley of spinning back heel kicks. The super version gets remade into a rising attack in the sequel Project Justice.
** Hideo, being the series most blatant {{Shotoclone}}, also has this move.
* Orchid has a shortened version of this move in ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct''.
* Tekken has its fair share with Kazuya and Heihachi's Spinning Demon.
* Yoshimitsu in both {{Tekken}} and SoulCalibur. He gets dizzy if he performs it too many times.
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[[folder:MMORPG]]
* WorldOfWarcraft added the Monk class in the Mists of Pandaria expansion which are chinese inspired martial Artists. A basic move in their arsenal is the Spinning Crane Kick, which is precisely this trope. Oddly enough this ability (while obviously an attack) also [[HealingShiv HEALS ALLIES]] that it hits for monks that specialize in healing.
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[[folder:Platformers]]
* {{Jak and Daxter}} can both do a Spin Kick.
* This is one of the R-Trigger tricks in the ''SonicAdvance'' series starting in ''2''.
* Courtney Gears and her backup dancers in ''RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal''.
* ''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu'' has a variation in JackieChan's special Tornado Attack, which lets him damage enemies by somersaulting in mid-air.
* Top Spin from ''VideoGame/MegaMan3''.
** Zero's Rasetsusen in ''VideoGame/MegaManX8'', become this when the K Knuckle is equipped.
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[[folder:Role-Playing Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', the Jecht Shot seems to involve doing twenty-some revolutions while hovering at the apex of your jump for five seconds. What's interesting is how the shot is used both underwater and on land, and is just as implausible in either scenario.
* Noa's strongest Hyper Arts attack in ''VideoGame/LegendOfLegaia''.
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!!Non-Video Game Examples

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Suzaku Kururugi's patented [[FanNickname Spinzaku]] kick in ''CodeGeass'' was previously the cover image for the MartialArtsDoNotWorkThatWay page.
** [[FanNickname Spinzaku]] isn't the only one. Kallen does it too. Bonus points go to the time when she [[MsFanservice was wearing a bunnygirl outfit]] and took out a few huge guys with WaifFu.
*** She also uses it [[spoiler:in the final knock-down, drag-out battle between her and Suzaku in the series finale.]]
* Sanji of ''OnePiece'' is particularly guilty of this trope.
-->"[[GratuitousEnglish Party Table.. Kick Course!]]"
* ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'': Akasaka pulls off one of these in his fight against the Yamainu in ''Matsuribayashi-hen'', kicking out a guy who was coming at him from behind and facing front again by the time he lands.
* Nove performs one in her battle against Teana in ''of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS''. In her case, not only is she a {{Magitek}} {{Cyborg}}, but in the [[BetterOnDVD DVD version]], she's also shown needing the [[RocketBoots jets of]] [[RollerbladeGood her skates]] to do the "sail through the air while spinning multiple times" part.
* ''{{Naruto}}'s'' Rock Lee's Leaf Hurricane.
** Naruto himself has performed spinning kicks...[[WaterIsAir underwater]].
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': While in the video games the appearance of Blaze Kick is variable, in the anime it's always depicted like this.
** In the games and anime, Hitmontop is built around this, being designed after a top and Capoeira practitioner. Its SignatureMove is Triple Kick.
* Sekai Kamiki's ''Senpu Tatsumaki-Geri'' takes this up to eleven in ''GundamBuildFightersTry'' as not only does he do with with a Gundam (albeit a plastic model), but it's shown to cause a powerful enough vortex to suck in all the missiles on the battlefield.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Parodied in the beginning of ''KungPow'', when the ChosenOne jumps in the air and does one of these. Of course, the attack looks like a mannequin spinning while suspended on a wire.
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[[folder: Literature ]]
* {{Lampshaded}} in ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'': when [[BattleButler Butler]] drops a dockhand by this method, Artemis comments that his sensei must be spinning in her grave. On the other hand, Butler was being particularly showy [[WeNeedADistraction for a reason]].
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Tommy Oliver of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' was introduced this way in the show, as a demonstration of his skill and featured in the opening credits. Although it was a legitimate skill done by Jason David Frank and landing in between the consecutive kicks.
* [[Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger Super Kakure Dai Shogun]] can pull this off, too.
* ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' [[color:silver:Fang]][[color:purple:Joker]]'s FinishingMove involves him sprouting a blade on his heel and spinning to hit the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Dopant]].
* ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' Sword Form's new FinishingMove exhibited in the ''Onigashima Battleship'' movie.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* Appears in Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Pinball/StreetFighterII'' pinball, both on the playfield art for Ken and Ryu, and as a spinning flipper for Chun Li's "Spinning Helicopter Kick" attack.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', the climax of [[ShowWithinAShow "Dangeresque"]] has Homestar held up by a rope that spins him around as he kicks.
-->'''Homestar''': [[{{Mondegreen}} The pipes are broken!]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Gyro, a villainous [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning]] [[SuperSpeed speedster]] from the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' uses this sort of attack as a matter of course. He's a trained ballet dancer, so he can keep his leg extended for a long while... and he whips it around his body at almost supersonic speed.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Capoeira practitioners often pull a variant of this, basically Chun-Li's Spinning Bird Kick done with handstands instead of Chi levitation. This was also the way Chun-Li pulled it off during her battle with Vega in the ''very''-slightly more realistic ''[[Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie Street Fighter II]]'' anime film.
* Certain martial art styles practice kicking with both legs right after each other, rotating 360 degrees in the progress. Most commonly performed with a roundhouse kick and a following backwards roundhouse kick. Crescent kicks are pretty common too.
** TruthInTelevision: They also tend to be some of the most powerful kicks widely taught, but are more or less useless in sparring unless they are used as a fake out - because the opponent can see what's happening just as much as the audience can.
* The windmill in breakdancing, which is supposedly adapted from a kung fu move.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsweUX_YpYo Daniel Graham's Hurricane Kick]]. Practicality is far less important to tricking than is style and pulling off these sorts of "video game" moves. The "flash kick" in tricking is also similarly derived from Guile / Charlie's move in ''StreetFighter''.
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