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  • Suck It Up or Go Home

  • A True Story About the Courage to Stand Up, Keep Going and Never Give In!
  • Written by: Simon Gray
  • Narrated by: Simon Gray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
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A true story about the courage to stand up, keep going, and never give in!

Bullied at school, Simon Gray set off on a journey to avenge his demons. From the Muay Thai ring to the traditional Japanese dojo, his journey of self-discovery is packed full of humor, inspiration, and lessons to live a better and more fulfilling life.

Approaching his mid-thirties, he stepped away from the corporate rat race. Having sold his house, car, and other worldly possessions he travelled to Tokyo, Japan, where he enrolled in one of the toughest martial arts courses in the world.

For 11 months, he trained with the Tokyo Riot Police on the bruising and often brutal course that changed his life. In Suck It Up or Go Home, he shares his story of training, torment, and ultimate triumph.

In a world where challenges are ever-present, Suck It Up or Go Home is about the courage to stand up, keep going, and never give in! This book is about stepping out of your comfort zone to embrace new opportunities and challenges.

While a book with martial arts at its core, it's much more than a book on martial arts. It's a true story of resilience, discipline and succeeding against the odds. It charts the author's life from a tough boarding school to the present day. It's a tale of self-discovery and self-awareness and is packed full of humor alongside serious observations on life.

It details what happened on the Yoshinkan Aikido 16th international Senshusei Course in Tokyo, Japan, and brings to life the craziness of everyday life on one of the toughest martial arts courses in the world. If you have an interest in the martial arts, Japanese culture, or what it takes to keep going during difficult times, you'll definitely enjoy this book.

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boring.

omg so boring. as boring as watching a 11 month aikido class. so...very...boring. very. very very.

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  • Jamie Keeney
  • 2021-05-02

Awesome

I would recommend this book to everyone. I’m a first Dan in Tang Soo Do and have just started Brazilian Ju Jitsu. This book resonated with me not only because of the martial arts but because there have been days where it becomes really hard to keep going and I have to just suck it up.