Kick Cancel is a trick where Dante cancels his Helm breaker follow-up from the double kick hits with Ebony and Ivory shots to repeat the same kicks sequence. The primary usage of this technique is to conserve some DT gauge in Mission 14 by activating the first sphere with this trick instead of Round Trip. It's also used to gain some height while trying to get out the elevator quickly at the end of Mission 7. This trick only works when there are targeted objects like spheres and enemies, otherwise Dante will just straight up lands immediately.
Normal Kick Cancels
Double Kick or Somersault Cancels