Is there a translation for Daigo's book "The Will to Keep Winning"

I want to read Daigo’s book “The Will to Keep Winning”, but I do not speak Japanese. Is there any official or unofficial translation that I can buy or download? I do not mind if it is a real book or an ebook.

I have seen several small excerpts from different sources, but they are all only a couple of pages.

There was some guy who said “follow us on twitter, for ever 100 follower we will translate one chapter” or something like that, so after a while they did like 10min translation on youtube where someone read from the book (in english). I don’t know if they have done several chapters now (it’s been a while), but google it or search on youtube, there will be at least the first 10min of the book on youtube.

If someone has a text version of it, please tell me about it, I’d love to read it!

Same. I’d love to read this too.

You may have already stumbled upon this here, but I translated a page or two of the book a while ago.

Unfortunately I don’t have the time or expertise to do a full and proper translation. Sorry!

If I decide to go back and translate something else then it would be about Daigo’s childhood and his early arcade life.

I bought this book and had it sent to my friend who is a translator. He is about 80% done with it right now.

Any luck we could get it posted?

just found out about this book today. any leads on a translated version?

Audio version:


Those who win, and those who are winners. A major point in Daigo’s book is one of his own personal mantras: “99.9% of people cannot keep winning.” That while many people can win, few have, and even fewer understand what it takes to be winners. Being a winner requires losing. Daigo writes that in order to continue to win, “one must find and maintain a delicate balance of neither being arrogant after winning, nor becoming self-deprecating after a loss, and to face and focus on the game itself.”

There is no easy path. Thanks to the information age, the internet is bursting with ways to win. Enter the name of a game followed by “wiki” in a Google search and you’ll find sites completely dedicated to all you’d want to know (and a little more that you didn’t want to know) about how to get through a game. While this information may teach useful methods on how to be better, they won’t teach how to be the best. Daigo writes that he intentionally doesn’t use methods, strategies, or attacks that the general playing population agrees are advantageous. “Useful attacks don’t have wide applicability.” Daigo writes, “To rely on them means there is no growth for the player. They’re just relying on the system and aren’t thinking for themselves.”

You can’t own a strategy. One of Daigo’s own experiences was when he had a strategy that he had discovered used against himself in a match. Spending time and effort to analyze and develop a method, only to have someone else use it seems unfair, but he quickly came to accept that there is no calling “dibs” on a strategy. “So, what is it that you can call your own and allows you to keep winning? It’s the effort and knowledge you put in to developing a new strategy.” Daigo reflects, “The ability to develop a new idea is far more important than the idea developed.”

Don’t “read” your opponent or focus on their weakness. By “reading” an opponent (memorizing their habits, tells, and methods), you take your focus off of yourself and what you are doing. While knowing an opponent’s habits can vastly improve one’s odds in a match, to rely on this knowledge leads to very selective methods that will rarely work on multiple opponents. It also does not allow the player to grow. Daigo writes, “True strength is achieved when you can read your opponent, but defeat them without exploiting their weaknesses.”

The difference between an objective and a purpose. Another major theme in Daigo’s book is recognizing the distinguishing between an objective and a purpose, and that winners always have a purpose. Daigo himself writes that every time he has prioritized the objective or the result of a competition, he ended up failing. It was only when the purpose of growth became more important than the temporary objective of winning at a tournament that he was able to move beyond and the victories followed. “Objectives can give people drive. They allow them to draw on their strengths. But if people become obsessed with the objective and the objective becomes their purpose, then they stop performing as well.”

If I can find a copy for cheap*, I’ll translate it for free, chapter by chapter. Might take a while (I’m busy with work right now but have periods of downtime) but I’ve translated bigger texts than this.

*If anyone is in Japan and has a copy and is happy to lend it to me for the duration of translation, PM me and I’ll give you my address.

infiltration seems to be able to keep winning :slight_smile: he is the new daigo

Sorry to have brought this back from the depths of archive hell, but did anyone out there ever finish translating this book?

If not, I’ll probably purchase a copy from Amazon and commission my friend to translate it.

Did you ever get a copy?

All you need to know is that Alex Valle finally grew into his nose over the years.

Will he teach me to feel my inner Ryu?

No. But you can pick them up used pretty cheap and I have 6 weeks off work coming up mid-February so I might pick one up myself… it could be a project to keep me busy until the new academic year starts.

That said, I did hear something, somewhere here on SRK that there might be an official translation of this somewhere in the works, or else a fan translation. I could be wrong though.