Hanshi is the highest rank attainable in the martial arts world. To receive this rank a man must be a very skilled and field-proven warrior, an exemplary teacher and a leader of men. But he is also a person. He prefers anonymity unless something extraordinary brings him to the forefront where he must use his inordinate talents.
Hanshi David Mann lives in New York City and is one of forty legitimate men of title in the world. His temperament and philosophy of life are based on over sixty years of living and five decades of martial study and practice. His quiet, Zen-like life is structured on non-structure. He teaches at his dojo, writes books and works out with some of his students every dawn in Central Park regardless of the weather.
One morning, Hanshi David Mann inadvertently becomes involved in a NYPD drug bust gone wrong and his life is forever changed.