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Kettlebell Instructors at Lovato's

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 04, 2010
Rafael Lovato Jr. and Justin Rader received their level 1 Instructor Certification in Kettle Bells, under the legendary Steve Maxwell this past weekend. Steve is a fellow BJJ Black Belt and a world re-known strength and conditioning coach, who is famous for becoming the first certified kettle bell i read more »

Visit from Matt Jubera

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, October 01, 2010
Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Matt Jubera, came into town from his home in Colorado to get some training in with Rafael Lovato Jr and the rest of Team Lovato. Matt Jubera is one of the head instructors at Darkhorse BJJ ( in Longmont, Colorado. Along with being an instructor,  read more »

Amercian Nationals Results

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Several of Team Lovato’s top competitors went to battle at one of the country’s biggest tournaments, the American Nationals. Team Lovato did very well winning six medals with eight competitors. Highlights of the day were James Puopolo and Zach Adamson each winning two medals! James Puopo read more »

NAGA Texas Results

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, September 24, 2010
A few Team Lovato competitors were in action at the NAGA on September 18th. Here are the results Jakeb Koop Kids No-Gi Novice 49.9 lbs. & under – 1st Place Kids Gi Beginner 49.9 lbs. & under – 1st Place Dalton Loafman Teens No-Gi Intermediate Middleweight &ndash read more »

Evolucao Thai in OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Lovato’s School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was very fortunate to have Chute Boxe Black Belt, Mauricio “Veio” Amado, here in Oklahoma City. Mauricio has over 15 years of Muay Thai experience, growing up training at the Chute Boxe academy in Brazil with the likes of Mauricio “Shogu read more »

Two Tournaments – One Day Highlight

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, September 17, 2010
Check out this highlight video of Team Lovato's awesome performance on August 14th. Team Lovato won the overall Team Title at the Grapplers Quest in Dallas, Texas and on the same day another group of 8 Team Lovato competitors won over 20 medals in Las Vegas at the Vegas Open No-Gi Nationals.  read more »

Justin Rader final from the No-Gi Nationals

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Newly promoted Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Justin Rader, won his first Black Belt division at the No-Gi Nationals in Las Vegas. Check out the video of the final where Rader was able to get the rear naked submission.  read more »

Pictures from the August Belt promotions & Grapplers Quest Texas

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, September 06, 2010
Check out the pictures from our Belt promotion ceremony where Justin Rader became the first Lovato Black Belt and 8 other students were awarded their purple belts. Special guest Xande Ribeiro was in attendance. Please join our flickr account, while you are there. read more »

Grapplers Quest 2009 World Series of Grappling Highlight Video

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, September 01, 2010
At the end of last year, Team Lovato had a dominant performance at the prestigious Grapplers Quest World Series of Grappling in Las Vegas. Team Lovato took the No-Gi title and was one of the top three teams overall with only 10 competitors. Check out the Team Lovato highlight video from the event!  read more »

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu takes overall title in Texas!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The results are in, Team Lovato takes the overall team title at the Grapplers Quest in Dallas. We are so proud of everyone's hard work and we are very excited to have won the very first Grapplers Quest in the Southwest. It should also be noted that we won over 20 medals in Las Vegas on the same day  read more »

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Rafael Lovato, Jr. is the most decorated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter in America, but his skill set as a leader, mentor, instructor and coach to his loyal students are truly what set him apart from the rest. His dedication to his students is probably one of the purest forms I've ever seen and their t... read more
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