Tristan Steyn's dreams of representing South Africa in international competition, and grading as the youngest nidan in the history of his karate club, are shattered when a foolish violent encounter leads to tragedy.
Forced to re-evaluate his life, he discovers a strength of character he didn't know he possessed. But is it too late to redeem himself in the eyes of his hero, Shihan Dean Stander?
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on June 6, 2009 :
Worth more than the price. Nice narrative drive. Solid depiction of martial arts culture and of adolescence. Not the strongest plot I've ever seen, but perfectly adequate; the characters are strong enough and dimensional enough to compensate.