Anthony Merricks

Team: Next Level

Date of Birth: April 13, 1991

Style: Ketsugen

Specialty: Point Fighting, Traditional Forms

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Location: Bronx, NY

Experience: 24 Years

Leagues: NASKA, WAKO, WKC, NBL, KRANE

Anthony Merricks is a consistent threat in the heavyweight point fighting division who can also perform solid traditional forms. He scores a lot of his points on defensive side kicks and reverse punches, but has used a full repertoire of techniques to collect eight world championships and two overall grand championships on the NASKA world tour. Merricks has also been inducted into the KRANE Hall of Fame twice and won five titles on the New England-based tour. If that wasn't enough, Merricks has also claimed five WKC gold medals and two NBL world championships in his successful career.

Aside from his competitive prowess, Merricks is known as one of the best-dressed men in sport karate. He is often seen after the finals sporting the latest fashion trends from his shoes to his jacket. In his free time, Merricks also enjoys remixing music.

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