|Jerry Trimble : As many fourteen year olds, I had a very low confidence level. I was somewhat of a loner, with only a handful of friends. Every week me and a friend would head to the local movie theater to escape and be inspired by something or someone on the big screen. One weekend we decided to sneak into an R rated movie, it was Chinese Connection. I couldn't believe my eyes. When this guy went into action, I thought to myself, that's what I want to do. Something hit me that changed my life forever and his name was Bruce Lee. The seed was planted.
Bruce Lee exhibited everything I wanted. Confidence, power, speed, awesome ability and he would not back down from anyone. He was true to himself. He became my new hero. I wanted to be like him. I decided that I was going to learn how to be like Bruce. No more school bullies were going to pick on me without standing up for myself. When I asked my parents to enrol me into a martial arts school, they didn't take me seriously. Boy, were they wrong. Anyhow, that didn't stop me, so I went to the newsstand and bought as many martial arts magazines as I could and begin my training via the magazine master. A few months later, a Taekwon-Do school opened up in the town shopping center and after lots of jumping around in my upstairs bedroom, my parents thought, if we don't get him proper instruction, he will probably kill himself or break the furniture. It's amazing what happens when you put the energy out their. Anway, my uncle took me to the dojo and enrolled me in TaeKwon-Do. I decided that I was going to be Bruce Lee bad, and the rest is history.