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Julia Plawker

Team: Next Level

Date of Birth: May 4, 2001

Style: Shotokan

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.

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