Who is Peter Parker
I have been training for about 2 years at Ground Control Hamilton in the central north island of New Zealand, I was promoted to blue belt just before we left to the UK for our 2 year working holiday. My coaches were Errol Watson and Travis Browne and the school is affiliated with John Will Machado.
We had just a week ago arrived in England when I saw the Birmingham tournament event pop up on facebook. Because we were about to start touring England checking out the Bjj academies and prospecting for cities to live in, I saw this tournament as a great opportunity to get some insight into the local Bjj scene.
I was very impressed with the professionalism of the tournament, the skill of the competitors (I’d never seen anything like the UK youth team before, let alone the black belt decisions). The food at the tournament was great, and I got to chat with a bunch of the competitors from all over who were real friendly and gave me advice on where to visit.
Next we are checking out Liverpool, Manchester, and then back through London to checkout the checkmat hq in Bristol.