This is the true story of Soshu Oyama. He lived his dream of coming to America thirty years ago. Leaving Japan and going to America seemed to him like going to the moon. This is the story of his hope, his anxiety, and his loneliness on that first day when he arrived in New York. It is a tale of his enormous emotional and spiritual strength, of his belief in himself, as he confronts the fantastic foreigness of America with its different races, religions, customs, and mannerisms. Starting with no friends, no capital, and no resources except his inner strength, Oyama developed a worldwide karate organization with branches in major U. S. cities, South America, Europe, and Japan. Overcoming many barriers and hurdles, he achieved his American dream. This is the account of how he did it.