Instructor team

Mark Lajhner

Mark Lajhner is the founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy. Mark comes from Judo where he produced noticeable results and was a national team member. He made his debut in MMA in December 2005. and ever since then makes excellent results. He spent many months in Gothenburg, Sweden where he learned MMA and Submission Wrestling from August Wallen who is considered to be one of the world’s most renowned MMA experts. There he also trained together with some of the best European and world fighters. He retired in May 2008. undefeated and as the best 84 kg.

Serbian MMA fighter. He also competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission Wrestling (Grappling) and Freestyle Wrestling and won many medals in those sports.

Mark Lajhner is a black belt in Judo and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is a certified MMA, Submission Wrestling (Grappling) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor.

Mark is also an NLP Practitioner.

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Pavle Tomić

Before starting MMA, Pavle Tomić was a long time Taekwondo competitor and a black belt. He is a student of faculty of sport and physical education, and apart from MMA he also coaches and trains Thai Boxing. Pavle is a successful amateur MMA fighter and has won a gold medal in Combat Grappling 2011 (Amateur MMA) in Zagreb, Croatia.

Jovan Antonović

Jovan Antonović is one of the best technicians in Kaizen MMA Academy and his combat insights have helped many students to master techniques fast. Although he is one of the lighter students in the advanced group, his technique is on a high level. Jovan is an MMA and Muay Thai instructor, and he is a traffic engineer by trade.

Andreas Chaidoussis

Andreas Chaidoussis is an MMA instructor with excellent knowledge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He was given a blue belt by Alesandro Nascimento. Andreas is one of the best grapplers in Kaizen MMA Academy, and apart from coaching he is studying to be a veterinarian.

Boško Savić

Boško Savić has been in Kaizen from day one and is one of Mark Lajhner’a first students. Boško used to train boxing and kick boxing with experienced coaches and champions of former Yugoslavia, and wrestling in Radnički before switching to MMA. He is one of the most talented students in Kaizen and possesses refined striking technique, excellent wrestling, great ground skills and top notch athletic attributes. He is an advanced university student of faculty of security studies.