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Super Knee Uppercut (ダッシュニーアッパー Dasshu Nī Appā, lit. "Dash Knee Upper")[2] is a Burst Meteor used by Tien Shinhan.


First, Tien flies high into the air, and as he descends back down to the ground at a high speed, he breaks his opponent's leg with his knee, causing an extreme amount of damage.


Tien uses this technique to break Yamcha's leg while he is unconscious in the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament.[3]

Similar Techniques[]

Piccolo uses a similar technique to break both of Goku's legs during the final fight of the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament. However, in contrast to Tien's version, Piccolo uses both knees instead of just one.[4]

Vegeta uses a similar technique on Burter to break his neck and kill him.[5]

Video Game Appearances[]

In Ultimate Battle 22, it is named Super Knee Uppercut where Tien finishes the attack with an uppercut to the opponent's stomach.

In FighterZ, it is named Crane Strike.


  • Oddly enough, the Super Knee Uppercut has no upward knee motion at all, only the devastating dive onto the opponent's leg with the knee.