Often described as a truly inspirational figure, Patrick Hutchinson – a personal trainerathletics coachmartial artistauthor, and co-founder of pHKind, a health and wellness brand that empowers individuals to take ownership of their health, is simply a remarkable human being. He is also a father of four and grandfather of four.

A Journey of Determination
Patrick Hutchinson was born in Coventry, England, and raised in London by a Jamaican single mother who was part of the Windrush generation, Patrick's life is a testament to the power of determination and resilience. His mother, Maxine, made tremendous sacrifices to ensure the happiness of her children, often going without to provide for them.

Patrick's motto is "consistency is everything," symbolising his commitment to improving physical health and mental well-being. He relies on daily exercise and martial arts as sources of motivation and self-improvement. Patrick's journey in martial arts began with mimicking Chinese kung fu movies alongside friends, which ultimately developed into a lifelong passion. He started his training in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 12 and is now a Muay Thai practitioner of over 20years. He also holds a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

A Defining Moment

On June 13, 2020, Patrick and his companions felt an urge to go to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in central London. Their mission was to protect women and children from the aggressive confrontations of far-right counter-demonstrators and football hooligans.
Amid the crowds, a profound moment unfolded - an image of Patrick carrying a far-right counter-protestor on his shoulders, preventing the individual from enduring severe harm. This act of courage not only shielded the BLM movement from negative publicity but also reshaped the narrative surrounding it.
Patrick's heroic act garnered widespread international attention. Within hours, major news outlets were captivated by his story. His image graced the covers of renowned magazines such as MensHealth, GQ and Vogue

A Catalyst for Change
Patrick is now recognised as a catalyst for change. He serves as an ambassador for several charities dedicated to enriching the lives of young people, including The Hope Collective, Rio Ferdinand Foundation, and The Black Students Support Fund at the Open University. Now, as a published author and motivational speaker, Patrick shares his lived experience, and speaks passionately on allyship.

Patrick’s words..
“We need to do better collectively.
Going back to June 13th 2020 when I was caught on camera and the image went viral globally. I can honestly say that, that was without doubt my finest hour of allyship. We were both there on opposite sides of the argument that day, however, that didn’t stop me being an ally to him in his moment of need and we need more of this in our society. There is strength in our numbers. This is why there is no longer room for sitting on the fence because something doesn’t affect you. We are complicit in our silence and non-action and need to hold ourselves accountable when we do nothing”.

His voyage from a South London council estate to becoming a global hero exemplifies the transformative potential of determination and the capacity for positive change within us all. Patrick's humanitarian act reached and resonated with tens of millions of people worldwide. It became an iconic representation of allyship, unity, empathy and leadership during a period of civil unrest and societal division. Patrick's story serves as a reminder that each of us has the potential to make a profound difference in the world.