Manny Borbon began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in September 2015 and was recently promoted to blue belt. Manny found jiu jitsu as part of his ongoing recovery from a horrific motorcycle accident he suffered several years earlier, that left him severely injured, in a coma and forced to relearn many of his basic motor skills. Manny is retired United States Marine Corps and has found great motivation and fulfilment competing in jiu jitsu. He most recently won Silver at the 2017 AZSBJJF State Championships, he also won Silver at the 2017 Copa De Bangkok Thailand, Bronze at the 2017 NAGA Phoenix Open, Silver at the 2017 NABJJF Grand Canyon Open, Gold at the 2017 AZSBJJF Arizona Open, Gold at the 2017 D.A.N. Tournament, Bronze at the 2016 AZSBJJF Arizona Masters Cup, and Silver at the 2016 AZSBJJF Southwest Classic. Anytime a nearby tournament comes up, Manny’s response is always the same; “I’m gonna sign up and compete”. Manny’s still loves to ride his motorcycle and he’s always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, just ask the many students he’s helped with car or home repair issues. Manny recently said that finding jiu jitsu has been a blessing in his life and we feel that Manny finding Primero has a blessing for Primero. Manny is a genuine and sincere human being who is a class act on and off the mat. We are honored to have Manny as part of the Primero family, we congratulate him on all of his accomplishments and we wish him continued success.