Red Bull – Tokuda – Freestyle Footballer

Tokura is a 25-year-old who lunges, flips and makes other acrobatic moves that most freestyle footballers haven’t yet perfected. Because of his nimble footwork and nation of origin, most international media dubbed his technique the ‘ninja style’. Watch his freestyle football skills filmed on his trip to India.

One of the most exciting tricks up Tokuda’s sleeve is the backflip catch — a finishing move in which he tosses the ball in the air and catches in between his knees while performing a perfect backflip.

Red Bull athlete Kotaro Tokuda, better known as ‘Tokura’, is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in Freestyle Football and has a long list of achievements in the sport. A local celebrity across Japan, Tokura became an international sensation when he became Red Bull Street Style World Champion in 2012, taking home the gold medal at the finals in Italy. Since then, Tokura has become one of the busiest athletes on the Red Bull roster and has travelled the world extensively, performing his signature “ninja” style tricks and jaw-dropping acrobatic moves such as the “backflip catch” at hundreds of high profile events over the past few years.