My name’s himanshu, I am 25 years old, I come from bangalore and I’ve been practicing freestyle football since May 2015, more or less for 5 years.
How did I get into the sport? I used to play football, my technical control over the ball was normal, but I once met a kid who asked me if I was able to do the “around the world” , one of the most basic tricks of lowerbody freestyle. My answer was no, and believe it or not this hurt, because this 9 year old kid apparently was able to do it with no effort.
I said to myself, “damn, this is not supposed to happen” , and the day after I started to practice it.
I got it in around one week, but I had a feeling that freestyle football was a lot more than that, so I started to look for some more information and videos on the Internet.
One of the first real videos of freestyle that I found was the classic 2010
Soufiane Touzani video, that guy was on a whole different type of level compared to any other I had seen before. I was shocked.
After more research, I found a freestyle series called “What Freestyle Has Become” , by Linde, it looked like it was a lot of fun so I decided that was what I wanted to do. I took it seriously from then.