Larry Wells


Full Name Larry Wells
Nick Name Whirl
Class Welterweight
Weight 175 lbs
Height 6'4"
Association Sport Karate, Tae Kwon Do


Larry Wells is an American Sport Karate World Champion. He is a member of the USA national Karate team and recently placed Bronze in Tuscany Italy. At a very young age Larry got involved in the martial arts, and with the tutelage from his father Larry Sr., 8th degree black belt in Tae kwon Do, he quickly became a top prospect in competitive martial arts.

Q&A Session Between Larry Wells and Elite Sports

Question: What inspires you about Sport Karate?

Answer: Going out there and being the best every time I step in the ring.

Question: Who inspires you, past or present? Why do they inspire you?

Answer: My niece, she recently lost her battle with lupus so I dedicate every match and tournament to her.

Question: What are your goals for this year? Next 3 years? Next 5 years?

Answer: I want to win as many major tournaments as possible this year. My goal for the next 3 to 5 years is to continue to perfect my craft and become successful at the highest level in the sport.

Question: How long have you been training?

Answer: 17 years

Question: How often do you train?

Answer: Everyday.

Question: Any major accomplishments you’ve been able to achieve in that time?

Answer: Different taekwondo competition won last year

Question: Do you have a go-to finishing move?

Answer: Jump spinning back kick.

Question: What do you think it takes to be a champion in your sports?

Answer: Shear passion and patience, try to improve your skills
Dedication, discipline and endurance.

Question: What sort of gear do you usually keep in your gym bag before hitting the gym? Do you have different items for specific days?

Answer: I keep my sparring equipment in my bag at all times. I also keep a set of mitts and a jump rope handy to get my heart rate up before jumping into the ring.