He was born in 1981 in Zagreb. Martial arts fascinated him from an early age. In kindergarten, his best friend trained karate, so he tried it too, but he gave up after only three training sessions. The next attempt followed when he persuaded his mother to buy him the book "Summer Ninja Training", but he was more interested in looking at the photo on the cover and playing with the golden Shuriken sticker that came with the book as a gift. The predominant interest throughout elementary and high school was building computers and playing video games, of course.
At the age of 18, he started working and thinking a little more like a grown-up, so he realized that some physical activity would come in handy. Some friends went to the gym regularly, so he joined them, which worked pretty well. When their schedules changed and he had to train alone, he quickly lost interest.After a long break, he decided to try martial arts. It seemed like something that would be more exciting than the gym, so he tried Shorinji Kempo and Thai boxing. He also became interested in the mystical, so he passed two levels of a Reiki course and a course in Transcendental Meditation. Another break followed, but it was interrupted when he came across the Kempo Basic Course. It sounded more interesting than anything he had tried up to that point, that is, like everything combined into one. The summary of the Course mentioned martial arts, meditation, yoga, massage, and some kind of Path.