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OKC Kids BJJ Team Victorious at Local Tournament

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, March 05, 2016
*Pictured above: Professor Justin Rader with Coaches Austin Adkins & Tyler Elerick for the 1st Place Kids Gi & No Gi Titles at the AGF OKC Open Lovato Jiu Jitsu was in full force this weekend at the American Grappling Federation Oklahoma City Open! Saturday was a full da read more »

OKC Based BJJ Black & Brown Belts Dominate at Fight To Win Pro 3

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, March 04, 2016
*Pictured above: Professor Rafael Lovato Jr with his guillotine submission victory at the F2W Pro 3 Main Event (Photo credit: Mike Climbas Photography ( ) The Fight To Win Pro 3 ( event in Austin, Texas was an incredible show from beg read more »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Takes On IBJJF Houston Open

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, February 22, 2016
What an incredible weekend for Team Lovato as we had an incredible group take the journey to compete at the IBJJF Houston Open! There were 21 competitors & we were able to bring back: 7 gold, 7 silver, & 6 bronze medals! The results are as following: Tara Lawrenz read more »

OKC Team Lovato Adult BJJ Promotions For January 2016

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, February 13, 2016
*Pictured above: Professors Rafael Lovato Jr, Justin Rader, & Jared Dopp (along with our Adult BJJ instructors) with our first jiu jitsu promotions for 2016! What an incredible day of testing at Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts! We are so very  read more »

Team Lovato BJJ Black Belt Zach Adamson Victorious at Metro Invitational Super Fight

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, February 06, 2016
*Pictured above: Professor Zach Adamson with the victory at the Metro Invitational Super Fight against Samir Chantre Our good news for the beginning of the year doesn't stop with the amazing results at the IBJJF Atlanta Open, but one of our Lovato Jiu Jitsu Association Black Bel read more »

OKC Lovato BJJ Blue Belt Competes in IBJJF Atlanta Open 2016

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, February 06, 2016
*Pictured above: James Gillette Jr with the silver medal at the IBJJF Atlanta Open 2016 Starting the year off with a bang, one of our Team Lovato warriors took the journey to Atlanta, Georgia on his own to compete in the IBJJF Atlanta Open! James Gillette Jr, a very avid, young, read more »

Lovatos School of BJJ & MMA Now Offering Yoga in OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, January 16, 2016
*Pictured above: Amanda Graves with our group at Lovato's in our first ever yoga class of 2016! We at Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts are very proud to announce that we are now offering a yoga class every Saturday starting at 12PM taught by the very talen read more »

Lovato OKC BJJ Promotes New Black Belt

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, November 21, 2015
As if all our good news could stop, this past weekend Professor Rafael Lovato Jr went to Garland, TX to teach a remarkable seminar at Lovato Jiu Jitsu Association affiliate academy Kingdom Jiu Jitsu! The mats were packed with good energy, strong focus, & amazing technique. But what also made read more »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Dominates UAE JJ Abu Dhabi Pro Trials in Houston TX

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, November 08, 2015
*Pictured above: Professor Rafael Lovato Jr with our Team Lovato competitors at the UAE JJ Abu Dhabi Pro Trials in Houston, TX As many of you may know, we had two groups of competitors representing Team Lovato & Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu this past weekend. One group traveled to California t read more »

OKC BJJ Team Lovato Purple Belt Dominates at IBJJF No Gi Worlds

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, November 08, 2015
This past weekend we had two groups of Team Lovato warriors competing, one group led by Professor Rafael Lovato Jr traveled to Houston, TX to compete at the UAEJJ Abu Dhabi Pro Trials (check out our other article to learn about the results of this tournament) & the other led by newly promote read more »

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