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Team: Next Level
Date of Birth: May 4, 2001
Specialty: Creative and Traditional Forms and Weapons, Point Fighting
Hometown: Westfield, NJ
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Experience: 12 Years
Leagues: NASKA, WKC
Julia Plawker of Team Next Level is one of the top contenders in the women's division for several events. She is most well-known for her creative kama routines that feature a variety of difficult releases and a signature move in which she balances one kama on her foot while holding a side kick position. Plawker also has a solid reputation for her performances in the traditional divisions and is a talented point fighter.
Her efforts in all of these disciplines have resulted in seven NASKA world championships and ten WKC world championships. Aside from competing, Plawker is a student at the University of Michigan where she is majoring in Biopsychology, Cognitive Science, and Neuroscience. She works as a research assistant in the MiND (Michigan Neurogenetics and Developmental Psychopathology) laboratory. She is interested in cultural psychology and investigating how environmental factors influence development.