HKCinemagic : Was the transition between Tae Kwon Do and Kickboxing difficult for you?
Jerry Trimble : Not really, I begin training in boxing a few years later. Hence the word Kickboxing, I had the kicking down tight, and so I had to learn boxing. It was exciting, it was fun, too bad there was no money in kickboxing at the time.
Against Tony Arneaud for the United States title
What was the most difficult fight you had to face?
J T : First one that comes to mind was a fighter name Darren Malone. This guy had the toughest jaw. He wasn't a threat to me, but he was one tough kid. I hit him with everything but the kitchen sink and didn't put him out.
Do you keep an interest in the evolution of the art today, through K1 or the development of MMA?
J T : In the beginning, I thought the MMA fights were ridiculous, a sloppy street fight. But NOW! I LOVE IT! The evolution of the martial arts has come leaps and bounds. The grappling is so much of an art; however, I'd like to see better kickers in MMA. I think they lack in kicking ability. At least most of the fighters I've seen. But overall, I enjoy it.
Jerry putting KO Sam Perry, former Mississippi golden gloves champion