1970. Jerry Morris, the second child of Jacquline Morris was born in Aruba, Dutch Antilles. Together with his mother and elder brother Renaldo they moved to Holland when he was just five months old. In 1983-1992 at the age of thirteen, Jerry started Muay Thai kickboxing under the supervision of the then renowned World Champion, Luciën Carbin, and his senior pupils, Paul Pengel and Cor Marengo. After winning his first three amateur fights with relative ease, he jumped to the semi-amateur category. As a semi-professional Jerry fought six muay thai fights of which he only lost one very closely on points.
In 1991 with only nine fights to his credit, Jerry leapt to the professionals. His first opponent was the then current World Kickboxing Champion, Andre Masseur, who was looking for an easy win. To everyone’s surprise, Jerry knocked Masseur out in the second round. This was the start of his impressive Muay Thai career.
From 1992 to 1993, Jerry trained at the famous Mejiro Gym where he learned much through his countless sparring sessions with top fighters, like Rob Kaman, Andre Manaart, Bob Schrijber, Leo Snoo, and Tommy van de Berg.
From 1993 to 1995, Jerry teamed up with for two years with Gym International where he managed to win his first European and World titles in Muay Thai.
From 1995 to 2002, after working with different trainers, he started combining their different training methods. Jerry was convinced that no trainer could train him as well as he could himself. In this period, he managed to win no less than five Shidokan World titles and three Muay Thai World titles.
From 1998 to 2002. Jerry lived in Holland until 1998. At the end of 1998, he went to St. Maarten, Dutch Antilles, where he opened a sports center. As well as running his own gym in St. Maarten, Jerry also successfully promoted several boxing/kickboxing events during that period.
In 2002, After having lived in St. Maarten for nearly four years, Jerry returned to Holland. From 1992 to 2002, Jerry had continuously been a champion for ten years in a row in one or another fighting style. Back in Holland. he started preparing for life “after” his professional fighting career.
2006-2008. Back in Holland, while most of his attention went to his studies, he still managed to become World Muay Thai Champion in 2006 for the fifth time. In 2008, Jerry finished his study at the CIOS sports academy and graduated as a Sports and Movement Manager. Directly after graduating from the sports academy, Jerry started his internet sports shop, The Ringfighter Shop. Six months later, Jerry opened his own Muay Thai kickboxing center in Amsterdam, named Ringfighter Gym. In 2008, Jerry got a taste of the Israeli defense form, Krav Maga. Jerry figured this all-round fighting form to be a good addition to the fighting knowledge he allready had.
2010 to 2012. In 2010, Jerry received his instructor’s license from Krav Maga Worldwide Europe. In 2011, Jerry graduated as a physical education teacher and received his bachelors of Sports and Education. In 2012, Jerry opened a Krav Maga school named First Defense Krav Maga. Jerry is now a dedicated teacher in Muay Thai and Karav Maga in his own sports center. It’s his passionate goal to serve as an example for the Aruban, Antillean, and Suriname youth. He hopes to train future champions whether in Muay Thai Kickboxing or something else, such as a doctor, lawyer, or writer. His motto is "Once discipline is understood, goals are within reach".