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 humour, 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 on 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, and charts the author’s life from a tough boarding school to the present day.
It’s a tale full of humour along with serious observations on life, and details what happened on the Yoshinkan Aikido 16th International Senshusei course in Tokyo Japan.
If you have an interest in the martial arts, Japanese culture, or what it takes to keep going during difficult times, you’ll enjoy this book.