The course of a battle can change in a moment. Victory and defeat are decided in the blink of an eye. A samurai must take every opportunity to train.
Hone your sword technique by slicing through a bamboo in a single strike.
― In-game description
Bamboo strikes are mini-games where the player must strike through bamboo poles with a specified button combination.
Upon finding a bamboo strike, Jin Sakai will attempt to cut through bamboo poles that are set up. Each pole requires a button press, picked from an assortment of face and shoulder buttons that the player must press within a short window of time (though a toggle in the accessibility menu removes this time limit under "Simplified Controls"; with no timelimit, the player will need to remember the combination of buttons to press as they do not appear on screen).
A bamboo strike comes into three stages. In the first stage, there is three poles for Jin to cut. Two more poles will be added in each stage, for a number of five and seven poles for the second and third stage respectively. Poles will maintain their buttons from their previous stage.
For every one, three, five, and seven bamboo strikes completed, Jin's maximum resolve will be increased by one. Completing all 16 bamboo strikes will grant the player with "Body, Mind, and Spirit" trophy.
There are 16 bamboo strikes on the island of Tsushima.
Izuhara contains 7 Bamboo Strikes.
|Ariake Bamboo Strike||Houren's Pasture|
|Azamo Bamboo Strike||Azamo Bay|
|Hiyoshi Bamboo Strike||Hiyoshi Springs|
|Kashine Bamboo Strike||West of Wanderer's Pass|
|Komatsu Bamboo Strike||Near Komatsu Forge|
|Komoda Bamboo Strike||Komoda Town|
|Tsutsu Bamboo Strike||Rustling Bend|
Toyotoma contains 6 Bamboo strikes.
|Akashima Bamboo Strike||Near Fort Ito|
|Kubara Bamboo Strike||Between Serene Forest and Old Toyotama Hills|
|Kushi Bamboo Strike||Benkei's Falls|
|Otsuna Bamboo Strike||Omi Village|
|Umugi Bamboo Strike||Umugi Cove|
|Yarikawa Bamboo Strike||Yarikawa Stronghold|
Kamiagata contains 3 Bamboo Strikes.
|Endless Forest Bamboo Strike||Near the Kin Lighthouse|
|Kin Bamboo Strike||North of Kin Sanctuary|
|Sago Bamboo Strike||East of Sago Forest and to the Southeast of Sago Mill|
Iki contains 4 Bamboo Strikes.
|Buddha's Footprints Bamboo Strike||Budda's Footprints|
|Saru Island Bamboo Strike||South-Eastern part of Saru Island|
|Tatsu's Ladder Bamboo Strike||West of Tatsu's Ladder|
|Shipwreck Bamboo Strike||Northeast of Yahata Forest|