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There are 28 Shenmue achievements worth 1,452 (1,000)

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Practice Makes Perfect in Shenmue

Practice Makes Perfect48 (30)

Practice your Kung Fu in the dojo

  • Unlocked by 1,886 tracked gamers (39% - TA Ratio = 1.59) 4,788  
938,028 (411,800)
Achievement won on 19 Aug 18
TA Score for this game: 1,452
Posted on 21 August 18 at 05:16, Edited on 24 August 18 at 13:12
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This is missable.

After the story related training duel against Fuku-San, you'll have the choice to go in the Dojo and fighting him again. Do it to unlock the achievement.

This event occurs the day after finding Charlie in Tattoo Parlor.

Warning : this achievement is a little glitched. You may have to do the requierement multiple time to unlock it so save before trying. You can save after the story related duel and then try to fight him again. If it doesn't pop when the fight begins, try again.
The Dauntless How do you get him to train? Whenever I interact with him we instead talk about the objectives?
Posted by The Dauntless on 21 Aug 18 at 10:58
WhiterValkyrie it's after the duel you do with later in the story. Not at the begining of the game. The duel is story related, you can't miss it. They talk about the good old time when they are fighting.
Posted by WhiterValkyrie on 21 Aug 18 at 11:01
The Dauntless Ah, I see. Thanks for clarifying.
Posted by The Dauntless on 21 Aug 18 at 11:40
WhiterValkyrie No problem :)
Posted by WhiterValkyrie on 21 Aug 18 at 11:48
Rafael D Arroyo This is not unlocking for me, tried practicing by myself at the dojo and sparring with Fuku-san, but nothing
Posted by Rafael D Arroyo on 21 Aug 18 at 21:39
Rafael D Arroyo Forget it, it unlocked an hour after I met the requirements
Posted by Rafael D Arroyo on 21 Aug 18 at 22:24
BLYAST ^Rafael, this one has also not popped for me after practicing again.

Reloaded a previous save and got it to unlock as soon the practice started. Seems glitchy
Posted by BLYAST on 22 Aug 18 at 07:21
Pzychopathic As BLYAST said, glitchy.
I missed it the first time. I replayed up to this point and it didn't unlock.
Reloaded the save from the previous night, and it unlocked at the beginning of the rematch.
Posted by Pzychopathic on 22 Aug 18 at 08:16
Redrum4 Had to reload alot, took about 8 reloads and fights to pop...ugh
Posted by Redrum4 on 22 Aug 18 at 23:49
Billargh Is this definitely story related? The story related fight you guys are talking about only initiated after I went to the dojo intentionally, would it have happened if I'd just went to the house?
Posted by Billargh on 23 Aug 18 at 08:40
WhiterValkyrie Yes it happens automatically the morning after if you don't trigger it intentionally the day before.
Posted by WhiterValkyrie on 23 Aug 18 at 09:01
WhiterValkyrie What why so many downvotes ?
Posted by WhiterValkyrie on 23 Aug 18 at 09:03
RoC Xander can u do this anytime or does it have to happen right after the story related duel
Posted by RoC Xander on 23 Aug 18 at 09:08
WhiterValkyrie After the story related duel
Posted by WhiterValkyrie on 23 Aug 18 at 09:23
Calex dEUS Had to reload a save too, it pops as soon as you agree to practice with Fugu-san having already done the story related one so save after that and reload if you don't get it.
Posted by Calex dEUS on 23 Aug 18 at 20:27
Bar6arian Yep glitchy, still trying the reload...

EDIT Got a few more tries and saved before I entered the dojo, finally popped
Posted by Bar6arian on 24 Aug 18 at 10:31
SwordofWhedon Can someone say exactly what day you do this on? I’m hoping I still have a save from then,
Posted by SwordofWhedon on 24 Aug 18 at 11:59
WhiterValkyrie It happens normally the day after finding Charlie in Tattoo Parlor.
I update the guide.
Posted by WhiterValkyrie on 24 Aug 18 at 13:09
Evandalist On the first day of what was disc 3 on the Dreamcast, when you're supposed to go look for a job at the harbor, you can spar Fuku-San that very morning if you immediately go to the dojo after waking up. From that point on you can spar him every morning going forward until you get the harbor job. Then it will stop because the game automatically makes you report to work upon waking up.

Hope that helps anybody who is having trouble.
Posted by Evandalist on 24 Aug 18 at 14:21
SwordofWhedon FUKU-San was still there when I came back from the job interview (I had a save there), popped immediately upon hitting accept. Thanks Evandalist!
Posted by SwordofWhedon on 24 Aug 18 at 18:00
Evandalist That's awesome, dude. Happy to hear it. I had no idea he'd stick around that late. Typically sparring with him is just a morning activity, or that's how I remember it being like 15 years ago when I last played this game anyway. Glad I could help out.
Posted by Evandalist on 24 Aug 18 at 20:17
I3east Incarn8 Totally glitched. I created a save point right after you receive the letter in Chinese from 'what ever her name is' outside your house. Ran round the side to the dojo for the sparring session with Fuku-San. No achievement :( Three re-loads and sparring sessions later and it popped.
Posted by I3east Incarn8 on 26 Aug 18 at 09:17
Conor552 Finally unlocked after saving and reloading 4 times. Unlocks, as others have said, seconds after accepting the spar. Was my last achievement to unlock.
Posted by Conor552 on 03 Sep 18 at 22:11