Meet Isamu Yamamoto (山本勇), an 11-year-old Japanese boy from Shiga Prefecture who became a sixth grader at the start of this month. Like most 11-year-olds, Isamu enjoys dabbling in the arts, spending time on his burgeoning fashion sense, and tearing it up on the competitive freestyle skateboarding scene. 

Wait, what??

After watching Isamu skate, you may feel like rethinking some of your life choices. It’s obvious even to an untrained eye that this kid’s got talent, and it’s going to take him places in life. And just to reiterate, he’s still only eleven! 

Speaking of which, am I the only one who thinks he looks even younger than his age?

▼Just look at him rockin’ that skater style!

But don’t let his size fool you–he makes up for it with incredible agility and deftness in his sport.

Isamu’s skateboarding legacy began in the second grade, a time when most children are still playing tag and horsing around on the playground. He entered the competitive scene with a bang by winning the 2014 JFSA All Japan Championships Freestyle Skateboard Contest in the amateur division as an eleven-year-old. Since then, he’s competed at and won several other contests, including the 2014 World Freestyle Round-Up in British Columbia, Canada.

▼Isamu’s winning run in the amateur division at the 2014 JFSA All Japan Championships Freestyle Skateboard Contest

▼Last month, he was able to add 1st place in the MEGANE Cup, held in Fukuoka, Japan, to his resume:

Here’s a compilation video of Isamu showcasing his various skills, which include balancing with ease on the edge of his skateboard:

Finally, here’s the latest video uploaded to the ISAMUism YouTube account:

By the way, we weren’t kidding about Isamu loving art–he also puts his natural ingenuity to good use by constantly sketching out new designs and working on kirigami, with a distinct skater flair:

▼He even designs patterns for his boards

Keep your eyes peeled for Isamu’s upcoming accomplishments by checking out his personal blog, official Facebook page, official YouTube channel, or official Instagram. I, for one, can’t wait to see what the future holds for this incredibly talented young athlete!

Source: CuRAZY
Images: YouTube (Daniel Trujillo)