Born in Split, Croatia, Paolo began training as a kick boxer in 1997. As a Dutch style kick boxer, Paolo has a strong kicking technique and a great counter fighting style. Paolo is a National champion and former captain of the Croatian National Team.
Paolo has acted as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for K-1, training champion Branko Cikatic. He has also trained MMA fighters including Mirko “Cro-Cop” Filipovic, and the Croation military.