Jerry Morris

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Jerry Morris
Jerry Morris.JPG
Born (1970-01-19) January 19, 1970 (age 53)
Aruba, San Nicolas
Other namesStone
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Welterweight
  • Super welterweight
  • Middleweight
Fighting out of80
Professional boxing record
By knockout36
By knockout3 TKO

Jerry Morris born (1970) in Aruba, Dutch Antilles, is a professional fighter, author, motivational speaker, and personal coach and trainer.[1] He competed in various championships and earned numerous titles and accolades along the way.[2]

Early life and education

Jerry Morris was born in 1970 in Aruba, Dutch Antilles, as the second child of Jacqueline Morris. When he was just five months old, he moved with his mother and elder brother Renaldo to Holland. At the age of thirteen in 1983, Jerry started Muay Thai kickboxing under the guidance of the then-renowned World Champion, Luciën Carbin, and his senior pupils, Paul Pengel and Cor Marengo. In 2008, he graduated as a Sports-manager from the CIOS sports academy. In 2010, Jerry received his instructor’s license from Krav Maga Worldwide Europe, an Israeli self-defense form he found to be a good addition to his existing fighting knowledge. In 2011, Jerry graduated as a physical education teacher and received his bachelor's in Sports and Education.


Kickboxing career

Jerry Morris began his kickboxing training at thirteen under the supervision of the renowned World Champion Luciën Carbin and his senior pupils, Paul Pengel and Cor Marengo. After winning his first three amateur fights, he moved to the semi-amateur category, where he won six muay thai fights, losing only one by close majority decision.[3]

In 1991, with only nine fights to his credit, Jerry turned professional and shocked everyone by knocking out the then-current World Kickboxing Champion, Andre Masseur, in the second round. He trained at the famous Mejiro Gym from 1992 to 1993, sparring with top fighters like Rob Kaman, Andre Manaart, Bob Schrijber, Leo Snoo, and Tommy van de Berg. He teamed up with Cees van der Velden from Gym International in 1993 and won his first European and first World title in Thai kickboxing by defeating the reigning champion, Nung Moon Khot from Thailand.

Jerry took full control and responsibility of his own training preparations from 1995 to 2006, winning no less than five World Shidokan full-contact karate titles and four more World Thai kickboxing titles. Jerry left Holland in 1998 and relocated to the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten, where he opened a fitness and kickboxing gym and successfully promoted several boxing and kickboxing events, including a World Thai Boxing Championship title fight in which he was the main event, earning him his ninth world title. In 2002, Jerry returned to Holland after living in St. Maarten for nearly four years.

Jerry had been a champion in one or another style of fighting for ten years. He decided to get a degree in Sports Management and a bachelor's in sports and education, preparing for life "after" his professional fighting career. In 2006, he became World Muay Thai Champion for the fifth time.

Career as Author

Jerry obtained his bachelor's degree in Sports and Education in 2011 when he graduated as a physical education teacher. After receiving his diploma, he decided to remain in Holland and resume his career as a professional kickboxer there. But due to the abruptness and excessive intensity of his training, after a six year layoff, he ruptured his Achilles tendon and made the decision to retire. He wrote his own memoirs throughout the period that he was required to spend recovering from his disability. It took him two years to write the English version of his novel, "Dream Catcher," which was published in 2016, and then another two years to write the Dutch version, "Dromenvanger," which was published in 2018. He chose to write a book about his mindset after receiving positive responses to his first two books. The book's working title is "Mindset is the Difference Between the Best and the Rest," and it describes the mindset that enabled him to win ten World Championships titles. Two years later, he released the Dutch translation: "Mindset is het verschil tussen de beste en de rest" (2020). Jerry is now working on the second installment of the Dream Catcher book series, which is going to be named "Embracing My Destiny."


Year Championship Fight Style Weight Class
1992 Dutch Champion Thai kickboxing Middleweight
1993 European Champion Thai Kickboxing Super Welterweight
1994 European Champion Thai kickboxing Welterweight
1995 European Champion American style Full c. kickboxing Middleweight
1995 World Champion Thai kickboxing Contact Karate Welterweight
1995 World Champion Shidokan Full Contact karate Lightweight
1996 North American Champion American style full c. Kickboxing Welterweight
1996 World Champion Thai kickboxing Super Welterweight
1996 World Champion Shidokan Full Contact karate Lightweight
1997 World Champion Shidokan Full Contact karate Lightweight
1998 World Champion Shidokan Full Contact karate Lightweight
1999 World Champion Shidokan Full Contact karate Lightweight
2001 European Champion Thai kickboxing Super Welterweight
2001 World Champion Thai kickboxing Super Welterweight
2003 World Champion Thai kickboxing Super Welterweight
2003 Intercontinental Champion Shidokan karate Middleweight
2006 World Champion Thai kickboxing Super Welterweight


Year Book title Picture Note
2015 Dream Catcher Jerry Morris11.jpg ISBN: 978-94-6345-677-7
2016 Dream Catcher “The Special Edition” Jerry Morris12.jpg ISBN:
2017 Dromenvanger Jerry Morris13.jpg ISBN:978-94-6345-678-4
2019 Mindset Is The Difference Between The Best And The Rest Jerry Morris14.jpg ISBN:978-94-6345-717-0
2019 Mindset is het verschil tussen de beste en de rest Jerry Morris15.jpg ISBN:978-94-6345-715-6



  1. "Jerry Morris: personal trainer in Amstelveen -". Retrieved 20 February 2023.
  2. "Jerry Morris | Fighter Page". Tapology. Retrieved 20 February 2023.
  3. "Jerry Morris MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography -". Sherdog. Retrieved 20 February 2023.

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