Coventry born, London bred personal trainer and martial artist Patrick Hutchinson has been motivating people and uplifting his community long before he became a national hero.
Raised by a Jamaican single mother from the Windrush generation who did all she could for her son and daughter which included going without at times to ensure her children were happy. He frequently travelled to Thailand to endure brutal Muay Thai training camps where he honed his Thai boxing skills and still does till this day. He accredits a lot of his mental fortitude to those times training in his beloved Thailand and owes a lot to his various Kru’s (Instructors). His latest martial arts love affair is with Brazilian jiu jitsu which he has been doing for 3 years and is still a white belt.
Back in London, he flexed his fitness prowess and innate abilities as a leader to elevate any and everyone he trained with. Then as an athletics coach, continued to pass on his wisdom to a host of young rising sprinters.
More than his phenomenal skills, Patrick’s a loyal friend, uncle and grandfather. He is as resilient, protective and furiously passionate about his own future as he is about the future of those around him. And because of that, on Saturday, June 13th 2020 Patrick made a move that would change the course of history. Patrick says “Some of the protesters were trying to protect him, while others trying to harm him”. As I was carrying him, he was still receiving blows. It didn’t cross my mind that he might be a counter-protester or hold prejudices, my instinct was just to get him out of there.”