With a focus on linguistics, Max advances AWA Wrestling globally
Max’s excellence wasn’t limited to the mat. Askren was also a 4-year Academic All-American as an Interdisciplinary Studies major. Focusing on linguistics, Max’s fluency in Japanese, French, and Russian, as well as his sporadic Spanish and impeccable English, has allowed the AWA to expand beyond the domestic realm, advancing the Askren approach to wrestling globally. Additionally, his ability to communicate on an international level has introduced him to an infinite number of styles and approaches, allowing for the expansion and development of his own understanding of wrestling tactics, proving useful in the development of “total wrestling”, one of the basics the AWA style is based upon.