Most people can kick a football and manage a keep-up or two, but Arnaud Séan Garnier can do a whole lot more and then some. The French freestyle soccer expert possesses the skills to make a football dance.
Garnier started out with dreams of becoming a full-time professional soccer player, but he suffered a series of injuries early on in his career and decided to become a coach instead. That turned out to be an astute decision, as he soon discovered a new passion that combined breakdancing and football: the urban art of freestyle football.
Séan quickly found his groove, developing his own style and unique set of skills. Within two years, he went from demoing on the streets of Paris to the world stage, and in 2008 was crowned World Champion at the inaugural Red Bull Street Style World Finals in São Paulo, Brazil, the spiritual home of freestyle.
Séan’s style is about much more than just ball tricks. He’s combined music, breakdance and basketball in his many winning routines, ousting the likes of respected Japanese freestyler Yosuke Yokota and his trademark somersaults. With a host of French Championships and podium finishes under his belt, Séan strives to develop the creativity of freestyle football, pushing boundaries together with his team, Street Style Society.Read more