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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. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lo 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 »

Team Lovato wins over 50 medals in one day!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, August 23, 2010
On August 14th, Team Lovato had two teams in action. One group at the Grapplers Quest in Dallas, Texas and another at the Las Vegas Open. It was an incredible day with the team in Dallas winning over 30 medals and the team in Las Vegas winning over 20! We are very proud of everyone who compete read more »

Special Promotions

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, August 08, 2010
Last week was a very special week at Lovato's. We were very fortunate to have Xande Ribeiro teaching classes for a few days and to wrap things up, we had a school party and promotion day at the end of the week. It was a historic day for Lovato's as we had eight students receive their Purple Belts an read more »

Congratulations to James Popoulo!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 12, 2010
One of the standouts from the Lovato Oregon Team, James Popoulo, is having a great competition year. In his first year as a brown belt, James won the silver medal at the Pan-Ams and two bronze medals at the World Championships. James recently visited Oklahoma City for some training before he took of read more »

Justin Rader wins Grapplers Quest Pro

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 05, 2010
Just one week after competing at the BJJ World Championships, Justin Rader headed to the East Coast to challenge himself yet again, this time without the gi. Rader won his lightweight no-gi pro division, submitting 2 out of 3 of his opponents. In the finals, Rader was able to submit last years champ read more »


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