Jerry was a shy, bullied teenager from Newport, Ky. who had low self-esteem. He wanted desperately to find something he was good at. He put himself into sports and unfortunately, Jerry’s fears attracted bullies who preyed upon his insecurities which caused him to quit every sport he tried and eventually running away from home. It wasn't until Jerry discovered Bruce Lee when everything changed.
His parents enrolled him in a Taekwon-Do school. Jerry found something he was interested in and put his all into it. He quickly moved up the belt rankings, finding as he excelled his confidence grew and the bullying ended. He realized it wasn’t about the self-defense, it was about discipline, setting goals and not giving up.
These step-by-step routines fueled a drive that propelled him to take charge of his life, find his purpose and pursue his dreams.
When Jerry graduated high school, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue his dream of becoming the World Kickboxing Champion and one of the fastest kickers in the world. In rapid succession, he won a string of Championships that included the Kentucky, Georgia, Southeast, and U.S. titles. All his dedication led him to the competition on April 26, 1986, when Jerry "Golden Boy" Trimble became the World Kickboxing Champion and the international kickboxing media unanimously recognized him as one of the fastest kickers in the world. At 28, Jerry retired from the ring as two-time World Kickboxing Champion and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue his dream of being in the movies. Jerry has been in over 55 feature films and TV shows, working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.
WITH JERRY'S DAYS OF BEING A FEARFUL, BULLIED KID IN THE PAST, HE FELT IT WAS TIME TO PAY IT FORWARD.
Using his own life as a blueprint for creating change, Jerry Trimble inspires teens to get out of their comfort zone, discover their gifts, use those gifts to go after their dreams.
Jerry’s words to any teen struggling to find themselves is that if a shy, fearful, bullied kid like he was can do it, anyone can.
Let Jerry share his story and process with your teens so they can find their spark, discover their gifts and go after their dreams.