make sure you have good gear! Tekno is great. and a good mouth guard, invest in a custom fitted one,(helps your breathing) and start running every night you have to have great endurance. Eat Pasta the night before tournaments! If you’re a girl get a pedicure before every big tournament for good luck! Know who your fighting, watch them in forms competition usually those that score well in forms will be your toughest competition. And lastly, have fun! When you fight for fun you will be great! also invest in some good DVD's Tekno aso has a great line of DVD's and watch the top fighters. When your at the tournaments tape all the fights in your division as well as your own and watch them over and over you will learn a lot.