In this week’s edition, Black Belt World Champion Talita Alencar breaks down one of her favorite guard passes:
Who is Talita Alencar?
Talita was interested in sports from an early age. Growing up in brazil she took up surfing, skating, swimming, and triathlons at an early age. At age 14 Talita added BJJ as a way to learn how to defend herself and siblings. After receiving the blue belt, Talita moved to Rio where she would train with BJJ legends Theodoro Canal and Julio Cesar Pereira. She would stay training with GFT through the black and achieve many victories and titles with the team. Always dreaming of the California lifestyle, Talita accepted an offer from another BJJ legend Cobrinha to live and train with his team in Los Angeles in 2016.
Known for her rounded BJJ game. Talita is known to be one of the few high-level competitors at the lighter weights who can pressure pass, takedown and Judo throw her opponents. She truly has complete Jiu-Jitsu, devastating pressure passing paired with dynamic outside passing, Judo throws and a slick single-leg, back attacks from bottom combined with an unorthodox leglock game. Her game has been sharped through the experience of achieving World Championship titles in Gi and No-Gi at the black belt level.