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17 New Blue Belts and 2 Purple Belts at Lovato's BJJ in OKC!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
What a great way to end such an amazing year of BJJ in Oklahoma City! We had our last belt testing of the year on Saturday, December 7th where 17 people received their blue belt. There we also many stripes handed out to the higher ranks, as well as 2 new purple belts! Yellow Belt: Bobb read more »

Lovato's OKC BJJ and MMA Christmas Party and Awards Banquet!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, December 09, 2013
Saturday, December 7th, was the annual Oklahoma City Lovato's BJJ and MMA Christmas Party and Awards Banquet! We always celebrate the year's accomplishments with a party in December. It was a great time, once again, full of high spirits and good company. It was a great turnout, especially aft read more »

Lovato's BJJ Featured on Oklahoma City News Station KFOR

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, November 25, 2013
Oklahoma City's leading sports newscaster stopped by Lovato's BJJ ( in OKC to see what all the fuss was about. Lovato's is famous among the world of jiu-jitsu for producing top notch competitors and world champions. However, the news usually doesn't trave read more »

Team Lovato Dominates the AGF in OKC!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, November 18, 2013
On November 16th AGF came to The Cube in Oklahoma City. Team Lovato showed up en masse to take every title at the tournament. Our numbers were bolstered with local affiliates and those who made the drive from Wichita, KS. We had almost 90 competitors wearing the JR patch for this tournament!  read more »

Lovato's BJJ in OKC Produces 4 No-Gi World Champions!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, November 05, 2013
You read that correctly, Lovato's BJJ in OKC produced 4 No-Gi World Champions this year. Rafael Lovato Jr. won his third black belt No-Gi World title, Justin Rader won his second black belt No-Gi World title, James Puopolo (Salem-Kizer BJJ ( won his first black belt No-Gi  read more »

Team Lovato BJJ OKC Does Amazing at 2013 ADCC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 28, 2013
Team Lovato recently put on an amazing performance at the 2013 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships ( in Beijing, China. In fact, it was the best showing the team has ever had at the tournament. They had the largest team comprised of only Ame read more »

Lovato's BJJ OKC Road to ADCC Pt. 3 Video

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The time has come and Team Lovato is on their way to the 2013 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships ( in Beijing, China! Team Lovato is making more history as they are the largest American team to ever be represented at the ADCC World Championships, which is consi read more »

Xande Ribeiro Stops by Lovato's BJJ OKC to Help With ADCC Training!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 14, 2013
One of the greatest BJJ competitors of all time, Xande Ribeiro, flew to OKC to put the final touches on Team Lovato's ADCC 2013 training camp. Xande is one of few men to win the IBJJF Gi and No-Gi Worlds at black belt, as well as winning the ADCC. Xande also led an amazing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu  read more »

Lovato's BJJ OKC Master and Seniors Worlds 2013 Results

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The Lovato Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team from OKC ( had 6 competitors represent at the IBJJF ( Master and Seniors Worlds this year and they left with 3 medals! Professor Rafael Lovato Sr. was able to bring home the bronze medal in his Black  read more »

New Lovato's OKC BJJ & Muay Thai Promotions!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Congratulations to everyone who recently tested in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai! We are very proud of everyone's performance! Yellow Belt Michael Coppock Shak Nemovi Shaina Post Fang Zhou Amy Kennedy Brad Gatlin Green Belt Alan Michael Chow J read more »

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Video Testimonial - Brazilian Jiu JItsu Black Belt Ben Baxter talks about why he makes the trip from Oregon to Oklahoma City to train at Lovato's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; Academy of the 2007 Black Belt World Champion Rafael Lovato Jr.... read more
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