Paige is a San Diego local who has been an athlete most of her life. After picking up jiu jitsu in 2016 she has already picked up several world-class accolades under her belt. Apart from training she is one of our leading instructors for the kids program here at Legion AJJ.
Paige Ivette Borras is a San Diego local and lifelong athlete. Before beginning her jiu-jitsu career, she dabbled in water polo, softball, and even body building by the age of 21. For several years, too, she worked in local gyms as a personal trainer helping others work towards their athletic goals.
She started training jiu-jitsu back in 2016 after being inspired to step into martial arts by female UFC legend, Ronda Rousey. Paige trained exclusively nogi jiu-jitsu with the intention of eventually fighting MMA herself, but quickly found it was not the ring that called to her, but the mats.
She dedicated herself whole-heartedly to learning and training jiu-jitsu. After earning her purple belt at the end of 2018, Paige began teaching youth jiu-jitsu classes at her academy and competing in tournaments across the country.
In the following year, she became the SOGI 2 Women’s Absolute Champion in NYC and the IBJJF Nogi Absolutely World Champion in the purple belt division.
She joined us here at Legion American Jiu-Jitsu in early 2020 where she decided to start challenging herself with training more in the gi. Unsurprisingly, she took to it like a natural. At the end of that same year she won her very first gi match against a Black Belt at a Fight2Win event in Dallas and placed 2nd at the 2020 IBJJF Pan Ams Adult Female Purple Division.
Today, she is a head coach in our Eaglets Kids Program, teaching 30+ students 2x a day, 5 days a week while also training daily herself to advance her own gi (and nogi, of course) knowledge as a part of our Legion Competition Team. Paige is a driven athlete and bright-spirited individual that we are grateful to have as a part of the Legion AJJ family.