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Talita Alencar is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Theodoro Canal and Júlio César Pereira. As an athlete Talita built her career in the lower belt divisions of the sport, competing under the GF Team banner for whom she earned important titles such as the IBJJF World Championships (Gi and No-Gi) and American Nationals. Shortly after she earned her black belt (2016) Talita Alencar swapped teams, moving to the Alliance Academy hub in Los Angeles, where she joined forces with Rubens Charles “Cobrinha”.

Talita Alencar Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Ana Talita de Oliveira Alencar

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir SalomãoJulio Cesar Pereira > Theodoro Canal > Talita Alencar

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2017/2016)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2017)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi Champion (2017)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF American Nationals Championship 2nd Place (2016)
  • IBJJF American Nationals Championship 3rd Place (2016*)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship 3rd Place (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF World Champion (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2014 purple)
  • IBJJF American Nationals Champion (2014 purple)
  • IBJJF Rio International Open Champion (2013 blue)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship Runner-up (2016** brown)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship Runner-up (2016 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship Runner-up (2012 blue)
  • IBJJF Rio International Open Runner-up (2012 blue)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2016* brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Good Overall Game

Weight Division: Peso Pluma (53.5kg/118lbs)

Team/Association: Alliance

Talita Alencar Biography

Talita Alencar was born on October 17, 1990 in Carutapera, a city in the countryside of Maranhão – Brazil. Always a sports orientated child, Talita started swimming lessons at the age of 4, later going through triathlon (which she practised for 7 years), surfing, longboarding (skate) and even capoeira.

At 9 years old Talita moved to Fortaleza in the state of Ceará. During her early teenage years Alencar started dating Hélio Mourão, of Gracie Barra Fortaleza. In a time when she was losing the drive to compete in triathlon, Alencar became interested in her boyfriend’s activity. Talita witnessed marital abuse on many occasions within her family, actions which helped shape her decision of adding grappling classes to her training schedule, starting in 2004 at Pirillo Roriz’ academy.

When her relationship with Hélio ended, Talita carried on training at Academia Blec of instructor Bruno Leandro. It was Bruno who promoted Talita Alencar to blue belt, just before Alencar moved to Rio de Janeiro.

In Rio de Janeiro, Talita Alencar carried on her mat life at Theodoro Canal‘s academy – GF Team Recreio. One of the best gyms in the country, where she earned her purple belt after 4 hard fought years.

Canal supervised most of Talita’s training, being one of the driving forces behind her continuous success leading up to black belt. A belt tied around Alencar’s waist for the first time by Júlio César Pereira at the podium of the 2016 IBJJF World Championship, with the consent of Canal (who could not be present).

Though extremely loyal to GF Team, Talita Alencar dreamt of moving to California, and living in the United States as a jiu jitsu athlete. This ambition was not compatible with her academy, given that GFT lacked a strong headquarters in the Golden State. For that reason, after a good talk with her coach Theodoro Canal, Talita agreed to a proposal made by the Alliance Academy to join their headquarters in Los Angeles, also known as Cobrinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Fitness – on August 2016.

Cover photo by William Burkhardt of BJJ Pix.

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