A black belt in Brazilan Jiu Jitsu, Renan Borges has won multiple tournaments such as the World Championship as a blue and purple belt, the Brazilian Cup and a variety of other state championships.
Renan is originally from Corumba, Brazil, a remote town in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. He began training in Jiu Jitsu in 2002 at Acedemia Iron with Manuel Joao and Taedes Mendonca. While in Brazil, Borges regularly competed in tournaments all over the country.
In 2007, Renan moved to Boston and founded his school, Combined Martial Arts Academy, representing Brazilian Top Team and training under instructors Joao Amaral and Daniel Gazone. Renan received his black belt in 2008 and is currently not only a student, but an instructor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well.
Renan has traveled all over the United States and Europe competing in such events as the European Championship, where he placed second in the featherweight category, the New York International Open where he placed first, the Pan American Championships, where he placed third, and numerous statewide and local tournaments.
Renan is the head BJJ instructor at Roshankish Martial Arts Center in Boston, Massachusetts.