Yesterday, some dude from Shoryuken.com did an online interview with John to see what he does to prepare for tournaments.
Yes, some knowledge was dropped.
Feel free to read the entire, unadulterated interview below. If you’re thinking, “tl;dr”, basically, it boils down to having a gameplan, knowing your opponent, and not mashing shit out when you’re about to die — things that I am guilty as fuck for. Anyway, here’s a small nugget of knowledge that can apply to novice and veteran players alike. Enjoy.
Also, catch the full Wake Up Shoryuken radio show on SRK — Kim “Kim1234″ Ohayo is featured on the show. It’s worth a listen!
hey, i think our topic for tomorrow on wakeup shoryuken is going to be preparing for / playing in tournaments[13:57]
im collecting thoughts of players to present when i do that
do you think you might have anything to add?
like what do do you do before a tourney to get into shape, weeks, days ,hours before? state of mind during a match, going into a match, vs a strong opponent?
hrm i don’t have anything special other than just practice
but hold a sec
so i don’t do anything other than just practice weeks before
try to think about problem players that may be at the tourney