I'll teach you everything I know about systematic MMA training!
MMA is one of the youngest sports in the world, any many still struggle with how to properly train it. Especially if you don't have access to high level coaches and training partners.
You see all those guys doing well in competition and training, and you cannot approach that level for some reason, but you know you have it in you. You also know that something is missing.
Or you’ve gotten close to winning every time, but for some reason your opponent somehow manages to get the W, leaving you shattered in the locker room. Afterwards, you binge-watch motivational speakers on Youtube, hoping to regain your confidence.
How I raised myself from failure with a systematic approach to training.
Things weren’t always going well for me. In fact, I’ve failed to reach my Judo goals miserably.
I couldn’t even make the adult national team, nor become a national champion.
I did win medals, but it was rarely gold.
On top of that, I’ve amassed quite a collection of injuries and surgeries from all the hard training I’ve had over the years. Unnecessarily hard.
People praised my physical attributes, my technique but the results were just not there as something was missing.
I could no longer concentrate on Judo as I was getting older and wanted to give MMA a try. I felt it calling me for, and I did my best to shut that voice up for years so I could concentrate on Judo. But it was not meant to be.
When I finally made the switch, something happened that made all the difference in the world.
I’ve never had a true expert as a coach during my time as a Judoka and had to figure things out for myself. And there are many things to figure out in training, and many dead-end roads.
My experience in MMA was very different. Armed with the knowledge of what I did wrong during my Judo days, and by finally having access to a high-level expert, I progressed very quickly.
Assisting my coach August Wallen during one of his instructor's courses
I met August in Gothenburg, Sweden and that changed everything. Among many things, he taught me the importance of systematic training which made all the difference in the world. If only I had a coach like him during my Judo days….
To make a long story short – I retired from MMA undefeated, started coaching and trained hundreds of people. I refined the methodology I learned, and effectively teach it to my students.
During my Judo days, I saw glaring mistakes from my “coach” (mostly a guy with a timer), and I wish he could have done things differently. The older I got, the more I became aware of what needed to be changed and what the right approach to training is.
Only timing the rounds isn't coaching
I swore to myself that when I have my own academy, things will be different. That I will NOT do what all of my so-called Judo coaches have done. That I will provide a PROVEN SYSTEM and the best training environment for my students so they can reach their full MMA potential.
It doesn’t just have to mean training 3 x day and competing in the UFC. If that is your goal, then yes. But for many people it will mean training as smart as possible with the limited time you have in your schedule, and getting as best as the possibly can.
Why waste your hours, days, months and years in training just to have sub-par results?
There is a better way – enter MMA Mastery Course.
While techniques are widely available, this is not exactly the case with MMA methodology. Not a lot of people know how to train properly. Even after years of hard work.
I created this course so you can have the benefit that I didn’t have, or as my father used to say to me: “so you can skip over the holes I fell into”.
Setting the right expectations will make or break your MMA training and fighting experience. Do it wrong and you will either become depressed, stop training altogether or not reach your full potential.
Do it right and your every training becomes a clear milestone to mastery.
Titanium screws in my knee
MMA is dangerous as it is, and there is no denying it. Why make it even more dangerous by being stupid with your training and injuring yourself more than necessary?
I was always injured during my Judo days. I might be more prone to injuries than others, but a lot of it had to do with my stupidity and it could have easily been avoided if I knew few simple training principles. Don’t be like me. Save yourself from YEARS of rehabilitation, multiple surgeries and struggling not to get depressed.
You will most likely have “an AHA” moment when I teach you those few principles, but the real breakthrough will come when you start implementing them in your training. And your dumbfounded training partners will most likely ask you how you got so good after a while.
This is often overlooked, but it should be the first thing you look at. As you will be spending a lot of the time in the gym, it should be a place where you feel good. A place with no meatheads looking to brawl. Hard sparring (more about that later) – yes, but no idiotic brawling.
There is a saying in my country: “fish stinks from the head down”, meaning that the heads of the organization are always responsible for the atmosphere. In our case, that is the coach. The way he does things will trickle down to the students. Not just his methodology but his values too. If you don’t find the right one, your whole experience with MMA will suck, and you will never get to the level you’re capable of.
You need a gym with the right culture, and I will show you how to find it. If you don’t have one in your city, no worries, there is a solution.
“Be the student of the game” – we hear this all the time, but what does it really mean? Nobody explained it properly. That is until now.
I will show you what methods I used to skip light years ahead of my competition and my team mates.
Just being there is not enough. We all have 24 hours available during the day. But not all of us use it wisely.
In fact, most of the people waste time away. And there is nothing more precious than time. Money can be lost and made again, but once time is gone, it is gone forever.
It is in your best interest to maximize it not just during training, but also afterwards, so you can get the results you want. That is exactly what I’ll teach you.
Or you can do it the way you use to do it, and envy others that have progressed while you seem to stay the same alway
It’s very easy and logical, but for some reason most people don’t use it. I’ve seen not just beginners and intermediate students struggle with it, but pros too.
Master this basic principle of education and skill development, and you will be among the very few that “get it”. You can use this principle with any technique or concept of training. In fact, without this principle, you will NEVER master anything to a great extent.
You might learn a technique here and there, but to be able to use it in different situations, with different types of resistance, or with various opponents – no way. You will not be able to flow from one technique to another, or from one position to another.
If you learn this principle and integrate it properly, you will see your skills skyrocket.
Get these wrong and you can kiss your MMA improvement goodbye. I deliberately omitted the usual drills like the boxing pad drill or the Muay Thai pad drill. They are very common and I show them in another instructional.
Here I only concentrate on the core MMA drills which you absolutely MUST master. Without these, there is no MMA training.
Once you incorporate them in your training, you will start the “see the Matrix” and understand the true nature of MMA.
Many gyms get this one wrong and train “separate islands”. Meaning they train striking, wrestling and grappling separately.
While you should sometimes train just those elements alone, you MUST know how to transition between them seamlessly.
By embedding a transitional rule in your sparrings, and by drilling specifically for transitions, you will be 5 steps ahead of your competition, leaving them bewildered and “not able to compute” what is going on, while you “glide” through the fight.
No brain damage, no concussions, no broken bones but still hard and realistic. Yes, it’s possible.
One of the most common situations in training is gym wars. People sparring 100% with strikes. This not only creates a testosterone-fueled, ego-driven and toxic atmosphere, but dramatically shortens careers (for competitors), and destroys brain cells. You will not only live in your twenties. Think about your life in thirties, forties, fifties and beyond. You don’t want to end up like Mohammed Ali, all shaking and suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
There is a way to spar as hard as possible without taking and giving brain damage. And it doesn’t involve 100% striking power.
Just because you don’t want to hurt your training partner, and don’t hit him as hard as possible, it doesn’t mean you will spar and drill soft as an old lady would. Hell no.
There are several ways of introducing realism to your MMA training, and one of them is called the “body language of a killer”.
Wondering what is the right approach? Training weaknesses more or strengths? I will show you what I think is right and it ties directly to time management.
How much training intensity do you need per week and how and when you should use shark pool/tank sparring. Get this wrong either get over-trained and injured, or stagnate.
I will show you 5 mistakes that can cost you dearly and throw a wrench in your training gains. You will recover like a champ and see your team mates fading every week of the training camp more and more. Unless you share what you’ve learned here and they take your advice.
How to go about this and find the right manager. And how to get fights even without a manager. One of the biggest mistakes is fighters accepting fights with anyone, and you want to avoid that. That’s why you need someone (you or the manager) that will not “throw you to the wolves”.
The first goal is to instill in you the SMART training principles. Hence “train smart – then hard” motto of MMACoach.net. There is however a second (hidden) goal that permeates this instructional, and is achievable through the use of two Judo principles.
Becoming a “bad-ass” only is shallow and immature. There is nothing wrong in wanting to be a strong and dangerous man. As Jordan Peterson says: “you can only be good if you’re a monster”. Meaning if you can restrain yourself despite knowing your fighting capabilities, you can consider yourself good.
But only being dangerous is not wholesome. You should strive to become a better person, and that is not in opposition to becoming a good fighter. It is in fact the opposite. By minding about your training partners, and by observing good etiquette, you will actually become more dangerous.
I only want you to buy this instructional if you’re serious and willing to put in the work.
This instructional is downloadable only (size: 9 GB).
I wish I had this info when I was younger. It could have saved me a lot of injuries, surgeries, years of rehab, heartache and depression.
I had to suffer brutally to know what I know now, but you don’t have to. I’ve spent tens of thousands of dollars on my travels, on coaches, and on medical bills. I’ve broken multiple bones, tore ligaments, had my face re-arranged by a knee and undergone multiple surgeries. Most of that that could have been avoided if I had someone to show me how to approach fighting the right way.
Right after my second elbow surgery. I've also had 3 knee surgeries and many other serious injuries that could have been avoided if I knew how to train properly.
Let me guide you around the traps and pitfalls of MMA training and competition, so you can become your best MMA self.
If you’re already fighting or thinking about it, this instructional will help you approach competitions the right way.
I see fighters make the same mistakes over and over expecting different results. Which is BTW the definition of insanity. Don’t throw away your youth and health by “winging it”. MMA is not a game and it’s dangerous. Don’t make it more hazardous than it already is.
I will teach you this “analytical method on steroids” that will give you an unfair advantage over the competition. They will be the ones going to the hospital bloody and concussed, while your girlfriend hugs you as you step away from the octagon as the winner. He will be dealing with depression after a loss, while you will receive likes and praises on social media.
If you’re a coach, you want to make sure you’re training your students using the best possible and modern methodology. Don’t get stuck in stone-age of MMA training and destroy your student’s careers and youthful dreams. It happened to me during my Judo days because of my so-called coaches.
As a leader, you must be willing to learn and improve all the time. Don’t get left behind.
By using this methodology, your students will progress beyond what you’ve though is possible. Be prepared for some of them to surpass you in fighting skills. It happened to me a couple of times and it made me very proud.
There is a misconception about MMA being only for young hot-shots who want to compete. In my academy, I’ve turned that notion upside-down many, many times, and have trained people in their 40s and 50s.
Most of them have drastically changed their lives by starting MMA “late”. It is never too late, and I believe a well-structured MMA program is one of the best things a man can experience at any age.
I use exactly the same methodology when training competitors and enthusiasts. The only difference is the intensity and volume. That means that you and a UFC fighter will train the same techniques, tactics and drills, but your training will be adjusted to your needs and capabilities. That way everybody gets to enjoy MMA.
If you've read this far, that means you're serious about your MMA goals and improvement.
Look, I'm not promising to make you into the next Jon Jones.
That would be unprofessional of me. And downright misleading. I'm not one of those shady marketers that promise you the world. God, I hate that.
I'm however telling you that I can help transform you into your best MMA self, whatever that may be. If you’re willing to put the work in.
Let me take you under my digital wing and show you how to achieve your MMA goals.
If I had a proper expert guiding me during my Judo days, I would have probably been a national adult champion, and my more talented teammates could have been European or World champions.
We are not all the same, and we don't possess the same talents, capabilities and potential.
Whoever is saying that any of us can become UFC champion is a liar or brainwashed.
I will not insult your intelligence and make the same claim. People are different, and some of us are definitely more talented than others.
On the other hand, you might be the one to become the next superstar if several factors align. But you will never achieve that goal if your training system sucks, no matter how much you try.
I sometimes think about "what could have been if only I had a good Judo coach...". Fortunately, when I transitioned into MMA, I met a great one, although late. And it made all the difference in the world.
By that time, I was already full of injuries and didn't want any more surgeries and rehab. So, I retired undefeated from MMA.
I retired undefeated after this fight (2008)
You don't have to go through the same thing as I did. Unless you're a masochist.
To use the quote from the Matrix:
“You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” - Morpheus
I have done martial arts for over 28 years and spent over $55.000 in order to get this knowledge. It's not just a result of me sparing no expenses, traveling all over the world and learning from the best coaches and fighters. That's just a part of it. I also tested everything in the hardest competitive environment, often times gotten hurt, tested again and refined the system. To say it was hard would be an understatement.
After MMA sparring at Lloyd Irvin's academy in Maryland
Ground & pound from side control during my last fight
I've bled for this knowledge, had five surgeries, my face rearranged (my nose was broken and ended up on one side of my face), muscles on the left side of my body stopped working almost entirely due to nerve damage, and I also had many other injuries. My friends call me “extremist”, but that’s just me. I needed to test everything and left no stone unturned. The cost was high and I learned the hard way.
But you don’t have to and I’ll save you the time and suffering.
As I explained previously, the true price for this knowledge is extremely high, but I planned on selling it for $197 so everybody can afford it. However, I’m not going to do that.
I will discount it even more and you can currently get it at 50% off, just like all my other products, and it will only cost you $98.5.
This instructional is downloadable only (size: 9 GB).
I have spent more than 34 years in martial arts. Originally Karate and then Kick Boxing. For many years I have been doing Russian Systema, I’m an international instructor and travel all over the world doing seminars. Two years ago I created my own system called Homo Ludens (Playing Man) which is based on Russian Systema and also incorporates other martial arts and especially MMA which is my greatest love. The first time I had contact with MMA was in early 90’s in USA, and today I think it is the “axle” of modern martial arts. It is actually an “epicenter” of modern combat.
Mark Lajhner is my friend and coach with whom I train MMA 3 x per week privately. He has helped me tremendously, keeps me in great shape and I incorporate parts of MMA into my system. What I find very important and what keeps me coming for more is his exceptional precision as a coach, he is a professional who is on the path of continual education and constant improvement. He is sometimes rigorous and I like that.
His methodology is outstanding and precise, and Mark is constantly evolving in his knowledge and methodology. If you're interested in ground fighting, I highly recommend that you buy this instructional. You won't be disappointed.
Alexander "Alex" Kostic
Homo Ludens Martial Art
Mark Lajhner is one of those rare occurrences in the world of martial arts, where an elite level athlete manages to evolve into an exceptionally good coach. I have been working in athletic performance enhancement for quite a few years and my main focus is the development of the most effective teaching methods to accelerate learning in combat athletes, so it is quite hard for me to get impressed by an instructor's teaching skills. Still, when I visited Mark's Kaizen MMA Academy and had the opportunity to train there, I was mind-blown by how incredible an educator Mark is.
He explains techniques with just the right ratio of explanation to demonstration and breaks them down to partial skills, gradually progressing from easy to hard, simple to complex, known to unknown. The result is something I have rarely seen in my twenty five years of martial arts training: all the students seem to absorb the knowledge and get his point simultaneously!
If you want to build your MMA game on a solid basis that allows you to constantly improve, I'd say you can't do better than train with Mark in person, in the Kaizen MMA Academy or in one of his summer camps. If this is not an option, his instructional DVDs is the next best thing. You will be surprised by how good you can be in the MMA game - I guarantee that!
Mark is, in my opinion, definitely one of the best coaches in Serbia generally, not just in martial arts. I haven't gone to other clubs except Kaizen MMA, but I went to many kickboxing clubs in Belgrade, Kraljevo and Kragujevac - and I also visited several Boxing and Karate clubs in various cities in Serbia, but never have I met such a well thought-out training like I did in Mark's academy. At least not in Serbia.
What I really like is the methodology and logic of training, Mark's continuous development and improvement of his own coaching/didactic/pedagogical abilities, and indeed this is not often the case in our region. Many of the things I learned from Mark I apply to coaching in my academy in Basel, because his method of transferring knowledge and skills may be easily and successfully applied to other martial arts as well.
I began competing rather late, at the age of 34. Rather than physical attributes, I always emphasized skill, tactics and an open mind always ready to learn and improve. In my first MMA team, I immediately established a great cooperation, that last even today, with coach Mark Lajhner, who was also a fighter at the time. In him I recognized an expert who was knowledgeable and to the point, precise and clear, something I was aiming for.
Mark has helped me to become one of the best Serbian MMA fighters, despite being a lot older than most competitors. He can help you too!
Dragutin "Beli" Milosevic
I'm a completely different guy after 3 years.
I started my martial arts journey around 8 years ago at Mark's MMA Academy. What drew me in was the enormous MMA knowledge Mark possesses, and the seamless way he passes it on. Over the years, I have cross-trained with different coaches in various disciplines, but found Mark's system to be easiest to understand and implement. MMA is a complex sport, and requires an extremely skilled and experienced individual to teach it the right way, which Mark definitely is.
Working with Mark has elevated my game to another level, got me several amateur gold medals and amazing experiences. If you are looking to embark on the martial arts journey, get fit and strong, Mark is one of the best coaches to guide you.
Kaizen MMA Akademija
In the MMA Mastery Course, what you will be getting is my experience of over 30 years in combat sports distilled in a 3.5 hour instructional. No fluff, just the essence.
I value yours and my time too much to bore you with unnecessary details.
What is unique about this instructional is that it deals with MMA training methodology and not individual techniques. That is what separates it from our other products. This one has almost no explanations of individual techniques.
I only show drills and explain how you should train MMA to gain the most benefits from spending time in the gym. In some videos I just talk, in others I talk and you also watch the demonstration in the background, and there is also a drill section where I demonstrate all kinds of drills and sparring types.
Besides videos, you will also get an audio version so you can listen on the go, and a readable document if you prefer reading on your device.
Since it is still a young sport, MMA's training methodology is still a mystery to many, and in this instructional I'm going to reveal exactly what you should do to master it.
Do not be fooled by its relatively short duration compared to some of my other instructionals, because this one is a must-have for practitioners looking to improve in MMA. In fact, its length is one of its strengths.
As a coach, I’m always looking for ways to explain the most concepts in fewer words, so my students can have more exercise time. If an expert cannot explain what he knows in simple terms, he’s not really an expert, or is a poor teacher.
Take the first step towards your MMA excellence and order now.
P.S. What if you don’t improve? What if the program doesn’t make you your best MMA self?
It’s no accident that my proven system has helped hundreds and hundreds of men become lean and mean MMA machines. But there are always a few guys who it just doesn’t work for.
Best case scenario: You become unrecognizable in 6 months, your training partners are in awe of how much you progressed, you’re winning fights and you gain the understanding and experience of the real MMA training methodology. Either as a fighter, coach or enthusiast.
Worst case scenario: As much as I’d like, I cannot help everybody. If you feel that my program has not produced any result after one month, and you have done at least 30 minutes 4 times a week of it (drilling, not just watching it), email me and I will refund you a full 100% refund of every penny you paid with no questions asked.
We will part as friends, you get to keep the course and the knowledge from it.
But I have a feeling that will not be the case if you use the course as intended.
P.P.S. I will not insult your intelligence and tell you that you will take 2 weeks or something. No, on average it will take you 6 months to massively improve using my system. If you practice more than 30 minutes per day, you will improve quicker.
What if you’re already training in some club during specific hours? How can you drill the course material then?
My suggestion is to ask your coach to come 30 minutes early to drill, or stay 30 minutes after training. Whatever works for you. This is what I did with my competitors. You can also drill in your garage, park (please avoid ground fighting and wrestling on hard surfaces) or wherever you can find an appropriate spot.
Just do the math: even if you just practice 4 x week for 30 minutes, that is 2 hrs/week, about 8.6 hrs/month, 51.6 hrs/6 months or 103.2 additional training hrs/year.
Don’t tell me that will not make you better.
Stop “winging” your training. Order now and become your best MMA self.