Growing up in eastern France, Kohler did not start playing pool until the age of 18, when he received a 6-foot pool table as a birthday gift from his parents. Kohler started watching exhibition videos online and trying to imitate shots in them. His influences include Mike Massey and Semih Sayginer.
He began experimenting with his own versions of trick shots, and eventually developed many new concepts, such as ball jumping, massé-ing with multiple cues simultaneously, executing jump and massé shots on moving balls, and executing very high jumps. He has set a record for highest jump shot on a moving ball, at 23 inches.