10-Year-Old Japanese Skateboard Prodigy Wins 2nd in World Freestyle Round-Up Competition

Meet Yuzuki Kawasaki, a 10-year-old Japanese prodigy who is making a lot of jaws drop with his freestyle skateboarding tricks.

Yuzuki, who lives in Uji, Japan has been a skateboarder for five years, according to World Round-Up.

The fifth-grade student at Kitamakishima Elementary School became interested in the sport when he met one of Japan’s top professional freestyle skaters, Isamu Yamamoto.

 

After teaching him the “walk the dog” trick, Yuzuki continued to skate with Isamu and the two eventually became like brothers.

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The boy then tried to learn the Coconut Wheelie, which is considered one of the hardest tricks to do. Accomplishing the trick made Yuzuki want to continue skating.

Yuzuki also listed down some of his other professional idols including Yuta Kikuchi, Mitsuhiro Yasumoto, Masanori Yoshida, and his mentor Toshiaki Fujii.

The 10-year-old takes his skating very seriously. Yuzuki said that he always tries to practice at least an hour and a half during weekdays, and on the weekends and holidays he practices all day.

Yuziki won first place in the Kids and Amateur class during the 2016 TSUKUMA CUP Freestyle Championships; first place open and first place Kids class at the 2017 MEGANE CUP Freestyle Contest; first place in the Amateur class at the 2018 World Freestyle Round-Up; and most recently coming in at second place during the 2019 World Freestyle Round-Up in Cloverdale, Canada.

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ESPN was so mesmerized by Yuzuki’s moves that they shared a video of him during the competition.

Follow Yuzuki’s Instagram to see more of his amazing freestyle skateboarding tricks.

Featured Image via YouTube / Daniel Trujillo

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