How to do Half Circle Motion / 180 with Mixbox Controller

How to do Half Circle Motion / 180 with Mixbox Controller


Mastering fighting game techniques requires precision, dexterity, and a deep understanding of the mechanics involved. One of the fundamental moves that every aspiring player must learn is the HALF CIRCLE MOTION. Whether you are using a mixbox or a keyboard, being able to execute half circle motions accurately and consistently is crucial for maximizing your gameplay potential. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps of executing half circle motions effectively,


Input Command of Half Circle Motion

Half Circle Motion is also called 180 Motion.The command list of Half circle motion is looked like the below:

⬅️↙️ ⬇️ ↘️ ➡️


They are a combination of directional inputs that resemble a semi-circle. The command of Half Circle Forward Motions is Back, Down-Back, Down, Down-Forward, Forward.


You can shorten the half circle motion in SF6 by only input one diagonal only. But you cannot skip the diagonal for Half circle motion. Therefore, you cannot slide the keys for 180 motion.

⬅️⬇️ ↘️ ➡️

⬅️↙️ ⬇️ ➡️


Compared to Full Circle Motion, no directional diagonal is required for 360 motion.  You can slide the keys for 360 motion as well.

⬅️ ⬇️  ➡️ ⬆️


Fingers Movement & Execution on Half Circle Motion

  1. Ringer finger Press the 'A' key  ( ⬅️)
  2. Middle finger Press thea 'S' key  (↙️)
  3. Release Ringer finger the "A" key (⬇️)
  4. Index finger Press the 'D' key    (⬇️)
  5. Release Middle Finger the 'S' key   (↘️)
  6. Release Index finger the 'D' key   (➡️)

    Step 3 is very critical. YOU MUST RELEASE Ringer finger before hitting the D key.

    Most common issue of executing HALF CIRCLE FORWARD MOTION is missing the Down input

    ⬅️↙️      ↘️ ➡️

    because ring finger do not release at step 3


    Mastering half circle motions on a mixbox or keyboard is a fundamental skill for any fighting game enthusiast. By understanding the concept and following the step-by-step guide provided in this comprehensive article, you can improve your execution and perform special moves with precision. Remember, practice is key. Regularly dedicate time to refine your skills, focusing on accuracy, smooth transitions, and timing. With patience and persistence, you will soon be executing half circle motions effortlessly in the heat of battle, gaining a significant edge in your gameplay.