We are sharing our recent interview with mixed martial artist Pawel Kozlowski.

Pro Media Mag : First of all tell us about the start of your professional career.
Pawel Kozlowski :
I started with playing soccer when I was 8 years old and played until I was 16. My father always wanted me to be a professional soccer player but I had to quit because I went to a boarding school 600 km from home. I started to practice some Jiu Jitsu techniques with a friend on some mats at the boarding school. When I came back home I signed in to a mixed martial arts school. In the beginning I struggled a lot because I wasn’t really talented and got disappointed every training and also in competitions but I kept pushing and after almost 2 years of training I won my first competition. After this win everything changed and I was unstoppable. A few months after this win I got 2nd Place at the IBJJF European Championship and from there on I won over 100 Tournaments and I made almost 500 Fights in Jiu Jitsu. I also have 4 professional MMA Fights which I all won through Submissions in the first round.

Pro Media Mag : Who or what inspired you to get into mixed martial art?
Pawel Kozlowski :
My first Coach Lincon Rodrigues. He was a Bouncer at a nightclub and me and some friends always talked to him when we passed by and he invited me to train with his team. Then I saw him fighting at a 16 man MMA Tournament and there i saw him beating and submitting guys weighting 120kg but he was just about 80kg. That was the reason why I wanted to start training MMA.

Pro Media Mag : Tell us about your achievements as mixed martial artist?
Pawel Kozlowski :
At Pro MMA I am unbeaten with a record of 4-0-0 and all wins through submission in the first round. In Jiu Jitsu I’m an 6 times European Championship Medalist and I won over 100 championships with about 400 Jiu Jitsu Fights all around the world.

Pro Media Mag : You are founder and owner of 5 different companies/ academies, Our readers would like to know more about that?
Pawel Kozlowski :
I’m the owner of Alpha Jiu Jitsu Academy, the Academy where we create Champions and help Athletes to live a better live through Jiu Jitsu or MMA. Alpha Athletics is a BJJ Sports and Lifestyle Brand which will launch in the end of 2020. Austrian Athletic Competitions are the Jiu Jitsu tournaments which we organize in Austria. Alpha Nutrition will be a supplements brand which will probably launch in 2021 and the Lionheart Foundation will be a project to help people in need and I hope I can launch this project as well in 2021. So yeah there’s a lot work to do beside me being a father, husband and pro Athlete 🙂

Pro Media Mag : How do you manange all that, you must have sacrificed your personal and family life for that?
Pawel Kozlowski :
You need to be dedicated and obsessed to manage all of this but if you are then you will achieve everything you can imagine and you will be able to live your dreams

Pro Media Mag : What’s the best part of being a martial artist?
Pawel Kozlowski :
You learn new skills, confidence, respect, discipline, you get to know a lot of great people through the sport and the best part is that it will reveal your charakter

Pro Media Mag : Have you set any goals to achieve?
Pawel Kozlowski :
I always set very high goals and on the road to those goals I set a lot of small milestones which keep me motivated as I achieve them. Without goals there is no direction

Pro Media Mag : Tell us about your upcoming events and competitions?
Pawel Kozlowski :
Now because of Corona I don’t know when I will compete again but I will keep on training to be prepared for all future events