Professor Roberto “Tussa” Alencar is the head instructor of Gracie Barra New Mexico. With over 16 years of experience in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Professor “Tussa” has been teaching since he was a purple belt. Having a lot of enthusiasm, professionalism, and determination he is growing a huge army of Jiu –Jitsu practitioners across New Mexico. Besides his career as a professor, Roberto Alencar has earned many titles as a competitor including 4 time NO GI world champion, 2009 NO GI absolute division World Champion, 2012 Heavy weight Pro League champion,Pan American Champion, 2 x World Runner-up, two time Brazilian national champion.
Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials (2013)
4x IBJJF World No Gi Champion (2009, 2008, 2007,2012)
IBJJF World Silver Medalist (2007)
IBJJF Pan American Champion (2009)
IBJJF World No Gi Champion Absolute Division (2007)
3x IBJJF World Bronze Medallist ( 2008, 2010,2012)
2x IBJJF Pan American Bronze Medallist (2010, 2007)
Pro League Heavy Weight Champion ( 2012)
Abu Dhabi Pro Trials Champion (2012)
Abu Dahbi Pro Silver Medalist (2012)
IBJJF European Silver Medalist (2012)
IBJJF No Gi Pan American Champion (2012)
IBJJF World Champion Masters Division (2012)
ADCC Brazilian Trials 3rd Place
IBJJF No Gi Pan American Silver Medalist
IBJJF Pan American Silver Medallist (2008)
IBJJF Brazilian National Open Weight silver medalist (2004)
We seek to train the body, mind and spirit for the highest level of instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We think of it as a vehicle for individual development and strengthening the family spirit, going beyond the philosophy of win-lose or dispute.
Gracie Barra is one of the most trusted names in martial arts today. Our values, commitment to excellence and dedication to Jiu-Jitsu have set us apart as a leader in the Rio Rancho martial arts community.
Gracie Barra is no ordinary martial arts organization. Students enjoy access to over 700 Gracie Barra Schools worldwide, professional-quality Jiu-Jitsu gear and online resources to further their training. We promote a holistic perspective to Jiu-Jitsu, including physical and mental wellness. All GB Schools are supervised by a Gracie Barra certified instructor, who supports students and helps each one achieve their potential through challenging training programs. Each class at Gracie Barra Rio Rancho is customized to offer maximum benefit for the students in attendance.