Guenter Mokulys

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Guenter Mokulys
Guenter Mokulys Tuck Knee Spacewalk New York.jpg
Guenter Mokulys demonstrates a trick he developed, the Tuck Knee Spacewalk, at Madison Square Garden in New York City]].
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Native Name

Günter Mokulys
Nickname "The German Smile"
Division Pro
Nationality Flag of Germany.png German
Location Munster, Germany
Home Town Bonn, Germany
Stance Regular
Pushing Method Regular Push
Company Marshall Skateboarding, Skateboarder-shop.de
Born (1963-05-15) May 1963 (age 55)
Skating Since 1982
Deck Models Guenter Mokulys Decks
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Guenter Mokulys (born October 30, 1963 in Bonn, Germany) is a German professional skateboarder. He is an 11-time freestyle skateboarding world champion. He has participated in more than 100 competitions worldwide and is one of the most successful skateboarders of all time.

Biography

Guenter grew up in Dortmund, and currently lives in Berlin. Guenter began skateboarding at the age of 18 and moved to Munster, training up to nine hours a day. His training ground there was one of the first outdoor skate parks in Germany.

In 1984 and 1985, he was part of a training camp that had coaches and skateboarders like Rodney Mullen, Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain and Per Welinder in Täby, Sweden. Motivated by this experience, Guenter decided to spend more time skateboarding.

After three years of training, Guenter won the 1986 amateur freestyle skateboarding world championships in the "Transworld Skateboard Championships", in Vancouver, Canada[1] and the "Münster Monster Mastership" contest in Münster, Germany[2].

In 1987, he turned pro, under contract with Titus Dittmann's "Titus Skates" team. He continued to skate in approximately 50 other European competitions and show performances, until 1992.


Also in 1987, Guenter decided to write his first German skateboarding book. He wrote six books from 1987 to 1994. These were initially ridiculed, but they later became successes.

In 1991 Guenter won the professional division world championships in Münster, Germany[3].

Guenter Mokulys skating in the "Munster Mastership contest in Münster, Germany.

In 1994, the popularity of skateboarding fell to a low point in the US and Europe. With virtually no competitions taking place, Guenter quit skateboarding. Then in 2002, while in Cologne, he came back to skateboarding. After a year of training, Guenter entered and won the 2003 Freestyle World Championships in Würzburg, Germany[4]. Another 50 worldwide competitions followed.

In 2004 and 2007, Guenter wrote more books on skateboarding and founded his own publishing house, Sir Marshal Publishing (SIR-MARSHALL-VERLAG).

In 2009, Guenter and his friend Eddie Hawk (a skateboard street artist) founded the "Skateboard Masters" show team, which has performed worldwide and has celebrated success on stage, in variety shows and on TV. Some major successes include "Die große Chance" (The Great Chance)(2013), "Got to Dance" (2014) and "To Tell the Truth" (2016).

Skateboardmasters TV-Show - 2013-01-21

To Tell the Truth Show

In 2015, at the age of 51, he set a new record for being the oldest champion [5] to win the world championships at the 2015 World Freestyle Round-Up in Vancouver, Canada.

At age 54, Guenter remains one of the world's best freestyle skateboarders and still completes globally, earning the respect and appreciation of his fellow skaters, with his near flawless runs.

Most recently, he won the Big Rio Freestyle Contest in January 2017, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[6]

In addition, he also runs an online skateboard shop where he also sells his own brand "Marshall Skateboarding"[7].

Guenter Mokulys is considered one of the most successful skateboarders in Europe.

He has been nicknamed "Der mit dem Skateboard tanzt" and "The German Smile".

World Championships Won

Year World Championship Place Photo
1986 Transworld Championship Vancouver, Canada 1
1991 World-Championship Münster, Germany 2
2003 World-Championship Würzburg, Germany 3
2004 World-Championship Pasadena, United States 4
2005 World-Championship São Paulo, Brazil 5
2006 World-Championship Birmingham, United Kingdom 6
2008 World-Championship São Paulo, Brazil 7
2009 World-Championship Tokyo, Japan 8
2010 World-Championship Philadelphia, United States 9
2013 World-Round-Up Vancouver, Canada 10
2015 World-Round-Up Vancouver, Canada 11

Tricks Developed

Books

  • Guenter Mokulys (1987) (in German), Freestyle Skateboard Book, Münster: Monster Verlag, ISBN 3-927328-00-6
  • Guenter Mokulys (1988) (in German), Streetstyle Skateboard Book I, Münster: Monster Verlag, ISBN 3-927328-01-4
  • Guenter Mokulys (1989) (in German), Streetstyle Skateboard Book II, Münster: Monster Verlag, ISBN 3-927328-03-0
  • Guenter Mokulys, Thilo Nawrocki (1990) (in German), Miniramp Skateboard Book, ISBN 3-927328-04-9
  • Guenter Mokulys, Thilo Nawrocki (1991) (in German), Halfpipe Skateboard Book, ISBN 3-927328-05-7
  • Guenter Mokulys (2004) (in German), Flatland Skateboard Book, Köln, ISBN 3-00-0125485
  • Guenter Mokulys (2008) (in German), Streetskating & Game of S-K-A-T-E Book, Berlin: Sir-Marshall-Verlag, ISBN 3-00-015615-1

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