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At thirty-eight, Rafael compared himself to Sisyphus, pushing a rock up a hill only to start again the next day as he works as an adjunct professor. Suddenly, his father dies and he reaches his breaking point. Without a real home, he begins to feel his profession is a joke and he himself is disposable. He leaves San Diego for the tropical Island of Okinawa unsure if he will ever return. He wonders if he as committed career suicide and if he could find work if he does. To make it worse, in Okinawa, when he is alone, he begins to see images of his dead friends and relatives, has dream that forces him to face his past. Will the past of Okinawa, the site of one of the bloodiest battle of World War two, and the home of “The Happy Immortals,” heal him?
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What is your dream and how much is it worth to you?
Rafael’s is to learn as much as he can of martial arts so heads out by train to see if he can have a modern Musha Shugyo. On the way, he meets various martial artists who teach him. Through the trip, he realizes the sacrifice his parents made and how he is the result of a successful American Dream.