Tim Kennedy: Soldier, pro fighter, piano player

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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.

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