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This interview is THE reason we went to Combo Breaker.
I’m very proud of it. It's jammed with inspiration and insight.
Tokido was fantastic and sat with us for over 2 hours.
He speaks only in Japanese so that we can get more in depth answers - something he and I had been planning for a while.
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00:00 KEMONOMICHI (“Beast Road”) match footage
02:27 English Question: How do you approach / think about staying on top of the pack?
05:21 English Answer.
06:21 English Question: Talk to us about your holistic regime outside of the game that affects your performance in a positive way.
08:12 English Answer.
08:54 English Question: Do you visualize winning?
09:28 English Answer.
09:42 English Question: Were you forcing a smile at Kemonomichi to push yourself into a positive mood? Is this a technique you use?
10:46 English Answer.
11:03 English Question: Tell me about when you made the decision to move from a ruthless (some would say cheap) player of multiple games focused on winning by any means necessary, to a fundamentally strong “good” player focused on always improving.
15:50 English Answer.
18:10 English Question: How did the Kemonomichi first to ten match with Daigo come about and why did it mean so much to you?
20:38 English Answer.
21:31 English Question: Is a first to ten the best way to tell if you have surpassed Daigo?
23:52 English Answer.
25:32 English Question: How did you prepare for Kemonomichi?
28:35 English Answer.
31:00 English Question: Very emotional at the end of Kemonomichi you were very emotional. What were you thinking and feeling at that moment?
32:42 English Answer.
33:12 English Question: Now that you look back at Kemonomichi how do you think about it / what is your assessment?
34:00 English Answer.
34:29 English Question: What did Daigo mean when he said “you’ve already beaten me outside of the game?”
36:48 English Answer.
38:56 English Question: Do you think you have a psychological block when it comes to fighting Daigo? Is Daigo “in your head”? If this is true, how will you go about getting past this issue?
40:55 English Answer.
41:21 English Question: When will you go back and challenge Daigo again?
41:54 English Answer.
42:08 English Question: Thoughts on Season 3.5 Akuma?
42:56 English Answer.
43:19 English Question: When and how do you use v-trigger 2?
45:08 English Answer.
46:26 English Question: LOTS of players are switching to Akuma. Does that affect you at all?
48:07 English Answer.
48:46 English Question: There is an article in the Nikkei reporting on a discussion between you and Dr Ishikawa. He noticed that you focused so much in matches that you suffered mental fatigue. Was this the catalyst for your practice of meditation during matches?
51:30 English Answer.
52:11 English Question: When did you start the meditation and is it designed to battle mental fatigue?
54:40 English Answer.
55:11 English Question: When you are meditating what exactly are you focusing on / attempting to do? E.g. clearing your mind?
56:42 English Answer.
At Combo Breaker 2018 I got to sit down and interview Echo Fox | Tokido. We talked about Street Fighter V Arcade Edition, Kemonomichi 2, Akuma, and much more.