Roberto “Tussa” Alencar is a Brazilian born Jiu Jitsu black belt under Carlinhos Gracie from Gracie Barra. Today residing in the United States, this World Nogi and Pan American champion is famous for his flying triangle chokes and for being one of the strongest competitors in BJJ.
Roberto Tussa in Detail
Full Name: Roberto Camargo de Alencar
Nickname: “Tussa” is short for “dentuça” (the letter “ç” is read out as “ss” in Portuguese), which means “Big Teeth”. The nickname was given by his friends as a child because of his grill.
- 4x World Nogi Champion (2009, 2008, 2007, 2012)
- Pan American Champion (2009)
- World Silver Medallist (2007)
- Pan American Silver Medallist (2008)
- Brazilian National Open Weight Silver Medallist (2004 brown)
- 2x World Bronze Medallist (2010, 2008)
- 2x Pan American Bronze Medallist (2010, 2007)
Weight Division: Peso Pesado 94kg-207lbs (also fights at Super Pesado)
Favourite Position: Flying Triangle
Team/Association: Gracie Barra
Roberto Tussa Alencar Biography
Roberto Alencar was born on the 15th of May, 1981 in Brasília (Distrito Federal). He started training Jiu Jitsu when he was 14 years old, influenced by Royce Gracie’s performances in the UFC. Tussa’s first coach was Gabriel Ramos in Brasilia, though his time with Mr Ramos was short-lived. His tuition was then picked up by the famous “Jucao” aka Ailson Brites. He received his blue and purple belts from Brites, though his brown belt was given by Eliezer Dutra (also a member of the Gracie Barra family), finally, his black belt was handed by the Gracie Barra leader himself, Carlinhos Gracie.
In 2006 Roberto Tussa decided to move to the United States of America, encouraged by one of his former coaches, Fábio Costa. Since the move to Atlanta – US, Fábio had realized the potential of bringing a fighter and coach of the calibre of Roberto Alencar to the country, and after a little persuasion, Tussa finally made up his mind and moved, settling himself in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he runs a Gracie Barra affiliated gym.
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Roberto Tussa vs Rodrigo Ribeiro
Roberto Tussa Flying Triangle
Roberto Tussa Flying Triangle 2