Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy has been through Ranger school, served in war zones and fought cage matches against seasoned MMA brawlers. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a more refined, sensitive side to him.
The Special Forces veteran is also a skilled piano player, something he talked to Military Times reporter Jon Anderson about in a recent interview about his Strikeforce middleweight title fight on Saturday. Kennedy’s mom had him take up the piano as a kid, and he learned to enjoy it. Today he still finds time to play.
Here’s the beginning of Anderson’s story:
The sheet music on Army Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy’s piano right now is Rachmaninoff’s second concerto. A hard-hitting masterpiece with an emotionally exhausting punch, it’s a long, tough piece to tame, so it’ll be there for a while.
While it may not be the “Rocky” theme, it’s a fitting soundtrack for a man on his way to the fight of his life.
Read the rest of the article here.
Ranger Up has also posted a video of Kennedy showing off his , um, unique piano-playing style. Don’t try this at home.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiV5gtjkBwk[/youtube]