Shenmue 3

Shenmue 3 – All Skills List Complete For Combat Guide

Shenmue 3

In Shenmue 3, Ryo Hazuki can learn various combat skills that can be used to inflict damage on opponents and enemies. You can equip and use the various number of active Skills as your difficulty level increases. The active skills can be purchased from the Merchants or even can learn it from the items specifically known as Skill Books Exchange as shown in the image below. Ryo Hazuki, walking on the dangerous path which will ultimately lead him to his father’s killer needs to prepare and learn Kung Fu. These active skills are all related to the Kung Fu and can be practiced against the monks and used to Rank Up. Though, in this guide, we will mention all the active skills that are available in Shenmue 3.

All Skills List For Shenmue 3

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Avalanche Lance:

A technique that involves spinning the body around and striking the opponent’s solar plexus with an elbow bent into an acute angle.

Big Wheel:

This powerful technique involves quickly closing the distance with an opponent and taking a diagonal swing toward their clavicle.

Brawling Uppercut:

This spectacular technique involves striking way back and unleashing an uppercut with all your might.

Brutal Tiger:

A lightning fast back roundhouse kick. The dramatic body movement channels more centrifugal force and power into the blow.

Cannon Blow:

An advanced technique that involves generating power in the lower body and channeling it upwards into a powerful thrust.

Counter Elbow Assault:

One of Bajiquan’s “six big openings”, this powerful technique involves timing the opponent’s attack and breaking their stance with an elbow strike.

Crescent Kick:

A kicking technique aimed at the opponent’s head that slashes upward like a long sword.

Double Blow:

A powerful technique that involves slamming a palm pressed up against an opponent with the other palm to put even more power into the hit.

Downward Punch:

A punch that involves striking down from above with all your might. It can be destructive enough if you put your weight into it.

Elbow Assault:

A technique that involves firing an elbow the weight of a tackle behind it at an opponent’s midsection.

Elbow Slam:

A technique that targets the opponent’s collarbone with swinging downward strike.

High Front Kick:

An upward kick targeting the zone between on opponent’s chest and head.

Hold Against Leg:

This technique involves charging forward and kicking the opponent with the edge of the foot in the lower to mid-body.


A punch that is thrown in an arc from the side. It has short reach, so the user must step forward to deliver the blow.

Iron Palm:

A Tai Chi technique, it involves generating force by twisting the legs and hips and channeling it into a powerful palm strike.


A basic punch used at the start of combos. They are weak in power but quick enough to let you literally “beat your opponent to the punch”.

Katana Mist Slash:

A technique that involves taking a single step into a slashing chop aimed at the opponent’s side.

Knee Strike:

A technique that involves stepping into a knee strike to the opponent’s solar plexus.

Lunging Strike:

A technique that involves quickly closing distance to strike the opponent’s chest with both palms.

Mantis Combo:

A technique that involves knocking the opponent’s jaw up with a clawed hand following it up with a downward palm strike.

Mud Spider:

A technique that involves surprising an opponent by sliding forward into a headstand and firing a kick into their jaw.

Oblique Slam:

A technique that involves moving close to an opponent and driving a closed fist down into their clavicle or head.

Pit Blow:

A technique that involves advancing with a strike to the midsection and closing in further to hit the same target with a reverse strike.

Rain Thrust:

This technique hits the opponent’s vitals with sharp and direct strike reminiscent of a passing rain shower.

Razor Flash:

A technique that involves briefly lowering posture and then thrusting up through the hips to the strike the opponent’s jaw.

Reaper’s Kick:

A spectacular heel kick that appears to “reap” the opponent’s head. It targets the head’s weak points.

Spin Kick:

A high-speed roundhouse kick that involves rotating the body once into a kick aimed at the side of the opponent’s head.

Stab Armor:

A technique that Iwao Hazuki brought back with him from China. It involves generating power through the hips and legs and channeling it into a strike.

Stepping Knee Strike:

A knee kick started with a slight sleep, it’s a direct attack that’s difficult to evade.

Sword Kick:

As the name implies, this technique is a back roundhouse kick that comes slashing down towards an opponent like a sword.

Thigh Combo:

A technique that involves quickly following a heel kick to the opponent with a kick from the other leg to hit at two levels.

Tiger Knuckle:

The Tiger Knuckle is a technique that targets the groove between the nose and upper lip known as the philtrum.

Tornado Kick:

A powerful technique that involves firing a roundhouse kick in mid-air and leveraging the centrifugal force into a second roundhouse.

Trample Kick:

This front kick mainly aims to hit the target’s forward-facing vitals with the toe of the foot.

Twist Knuckle:

Unlike the Elbow Slam, this is a horizontally thrown hook also known as a roundhouse.

Uphill Battle:

A kick that appears to pull back and then shoot forward. A variation on the flying Knee kick.


A rising punch, it strikes the opponent on the base of the jaw and rattles their brain.

Upper Knuckle:

A technique that involves closing distance on an opponent and taking a swing at their jaw from below.

These are all the complete list of skills that are available in Shenmue 3. For more guides, you can click on the following that has been mentioned below the description:

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