Parker began his training at Mountainside Martial Arts in 2006. Through the program he learned the importance of hard work, dedication, and discipline. In 2013 Parker achieved his Black Belt after a long year of training as a “1st Kyu High” rank, a testament to the perseverance instilled by the dojo. In 2016, Parker was invited on a once in a lifetime opportunity to compete at the Tokyo Budokan. Currently, Parker is studying Finance in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona with aspirations of breaking into Investment Banking.