Banner, (aka GERONIMO) was born, 1972, on Christmas Day, in a city named Le Havre,
located in the province of Normandy, about 2 hours west of Paris. Jerome
started training in judo at the age of 6 and continued until he was 14 then
turned to Jeet Kune Do, being a fervent admirer of
Bruce Lee. This
is how he got his south paw guard, which he maintains till now, despite
the fact that he is right handed. Basically he can adopt both sides, which may
surprise his opponents. Remember in traditional Thaï style, they can switch
from left to right guard, despite their favoring one side more. When you know
about Jeet Kune Do,
Bruce Lee’s style, it’s no wonder that Jerome built his
own style, and eventually joined Full Contact boxing competitions.
In 1998, he signed for Don King, Tyson’s manager, to fight in Thaï style and standard style, as well.
Thanks to Jean Paul
MAILLET, Jerome was
introduced in the house of K1, for the GRAND PRIX 95, which was a selection for
the finals to be held at the end of the year.
Jerome's career is impressive. He is tall and strong as a bull. He has defeated legends like Ernesto Hoost and Rick Roufous.
(Source: Capt. Bob- webmaster of Jerome Le Banner the official website )