Larry Wells

Stats

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

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.