Brown Belt Talita Nogueira seems almost unbeatable this year with her first place finishes at the Brazailian ADCC Trials, then the Brasiliero and finally rounded out by her upset over Penny Thomas for the Gold at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships earlier this year and she’s looking to continue her win streak!Preparations for ADCC 2011 were held at Talita’s academy in Sao Paulo with her instructors and teammates. The prevailing belief at her academy is that no one is able to achieve success without the others supporting them along the way. This is the true definition of a team.
For this tournament, Talita decided to clean up her diet a bit even though she doesn’t have to make a set weight (she claims to be addicted to junk food, haha!). Again, like so many other of the top ladies, she has to work a regular career each day before being able to put in time in her grappling career, but she still finds time to train around 22 hours per week!
Talita knows that there is no easy road to Gold at this year’s ADCC and with a first round “re-“match against Penny, she knows she will have to be on her game to deal with Penny’s desire to make up for her loss at the Worlds.