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Submission Wrestling | Grappling | No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Submission Wrestling (also known as submission fighting, submission grappling, sport grappling, or simply as no-gi) is a general term describing the aspect of martial arts and combat sports that focuses on the clinch and ground fighting, with the aim of obtaining submission holds. The term "submission wrestling" usually refers only to the form of competition and training that does not use a "jacket" or "gi" or "combat kimono" often worn with belts that establish rank by color. Submission fighting is a major element involved with Mixed Martial Arts. Submission wrestlers or grapplers usually wear shorts, skin-sticky clothing such as rashguards, and mixed martial arts clothes that do not rip off in combat.

At Lovato’s you will learn BJJ with and without the gi. In No-Gi training you cannot grab your opponent’s uniform, therefore, you will learn the proper ways to control your opponent using a blend of BJJ and wrestling that does not require gripping the gi. We are home to two ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championship veterans! The Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) World Submission Wrestling Championship is the most prestigious submission wrestling tournament in the world, taking place every two years, by invitation only. It is extremely rare to have one veteran of this competition and we are very luck to have two, Rafael Lovato Jr. and Justin Rader.

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News & Information

  1. Oklahoma City based Black Belt Rafael Lovato Jr will compete in Metamoris 5 Rafael Lovato Jr. 11-Oct-2014
  2. OKC BJJ Brown Belt wins World No-Gi Gold Rafael Lovato Jr. 09-Oct-2014
  3. OKC BJJ Adults take 1st in Tournament Rafael Lovato Jr. 07-Oct-2014
  4. OKC BJJ Kids compete at Five Grappling Tournament Rafael Lovato Jr. 07-Oct-2014
  5. OKC BJJ Professor Rader wins 3rd Pro MMA bout Rafael Lovato Jr. 01-Oct-2014

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Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the academy you look for in Oklahoma. The Lovato Family has been training and teaching martial arts for the past 20 years. Now Lovato's is runned by Rafael Jr, the best BJJ fighter in the USA. Besides being a great champ, Rafael Jr is a great coach and mento... read more
Xande Ribeiro
2 x Absolute BJJ Champion and 4 x Heavyweight BJJ Champion