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Urge to Fight 5 is just mere days away. And, it's aptly titled: Legends Never Die. That's because for the first time in Urge to Fight history we are throwing audience participation to the Battle Hub Streets. We have Legend Ranked, Marisa Player, Lazyboredom ready to defend the hill his kingdom was built on from all would be conquerors. That's right... you have a chance to dethrone Lazyboredom during Urge to Fight 5 in a first-to-1 match. All you have to do is be ready when Urge to Fight 5: Legends Never Die airs this Sunday, March 10th, @ 8pmEST. To celebrate such a fun event, I sat down with Lazyboredom to get his origin story and have him share some wise words for any of you looking to aspire up the ranks as he has. While you listen to his knowledge dripping, take a gander at some of his notable victories in this highlight reel that'd bring a tear to any Marisa player's eye. Like Marisa would say... "That was a beautiful fight!"
Want a foolproof way to improve or build a habit? Make it easy. Yup. That's it. The easier you make it to start or the more simplistic the process then the more likely you are to take action. Here’s a simple improvement training loop for Street Fighter: The key to improving anything is consistency over time. Here’s a simple loop to think about when building your training routine. Warm-Up - Hit training mode to reduce input errors Intentional Training/Practice - Focus on instilling muscle memory and automatically responding to scenarios Player vs. Player Games - Ranked, Casual, Local - Get your games in to test what you're practicing Watch Replays of [Your] Gameplay - Even if it's not your own matches, we're looking to identify areas of improvement Research - Investigate videos, guides, whatever resources that are relative to you and what you are practicing. Then rinse and repeat. Warm-Up simply means get into practice mode and hit some buttons with intention. Depending on your skill level go through what will help you reduce input errors and build muscle memory. Beginner? Go through all the normals first. Practice dashing. Keep it simple. Then, while in Training Mode, make sure your practice is very intentional. You may already have an idea of what you need to work on... BnB Combos, Anti-Air, Match-Ups...
What if there was one simple thing you could change to get out of your own way of improvement? How you negotiate with yourself trumps every move you make… “I don’t need to practice today…” “Scrubs are just getting lucky…” “Whatever…it’s just a game…” Every single thing we say to ourselves takes the accountability out of our own hands and gives us a reason to NOT improve. If self-improvement is important to you then negotiating with your mind has to stop. Telling ourselves it’s okay if we don’t intentionally practice. Cutting our own improvement routines short. Convincing ourselves, improving isn’t important to us anymore. It’s just a game after all… All of these negotiations have to stop…IF improvement is actually that important to us. Easier said than done for most. But the beauty of it all is, it can be just that simple. We all know what we “should” do. Life Coach, Tony Robbins, says we say it so much we “should” all over ourselves. In order to turn our “shoulds” into “musts” we MUST first get realistic with our goals. That doesn’t mean setting the bar low, it just means getting after what you know you can do today. Some people limit themselves before they even start… Don’t even go there. That’s a negotiation tactic in your mind to convince you it’s okay to not try or even worse…just giving yourself permission to give up.