In India, freestyle playing is still considered just a style or art form rather than a sport. But Bengaluru is changing that.
The capital city of Karnataka has become India’s new hotspot for freestyle football and skateboarding.
Freestyle football has garnered a lot of attention from sport enthusiasts across the world, especially for its fancy yet sophisticated style. Interestingly, the art of performing tricks with a football using any part of the body has picked up a massive impulse in India as well over the past few years.
Since Bengaluru is a hotspot for freestyle football, an adventure sports channel, 4Play, recently made a documentary on Satish, better known as Satish ‘Sean’ in the professional football freestyle circuit, the winner of the Best Freestyle Footballer 2015 title.
The video, titled ‘Chakkar Ghumyo Art of Revolution (Freestyle Football, India)’, features Satish doing his tricks to a musical number. The video not just shows Satish’s freestyle football skills, but also presents Bengaluru city at its best.
Satish, inspired by Arnaud Sean Garnier, a French freestyle footballer, is a self-taught football freestyler.
He is known for his flamboyant style and can perform over 200 tricks with a football keeping the audiences captivated for hours. It is said that he practices for 4-5 hours every day, working on his choreography and his tricks, and said he has the desire of setting a Guinness World Record for eye stall, head stall and side stall tricks.
Watch him in action here:
This is not the first video that 4Play has done on Bengaluru. The team had on an earlier occasion shot a video about the spirit of skateboarding in the city.