Subscribe via RSS

News and Announcements

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 »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Promotes 4 New Blue Belts

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, October 31, 2015
For our last Adult BJJ belt testing of the year, it was also our last Blue Belt testing for the year, & Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA are proud to announce the addition of 4 new Lovato Jiu Jitsu blue belts! It was a very incredible day of solid technique & heart displayed by everyone  read more »

OKC Team Lovato Promotes 3 New BJJ Black Belts

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, October 06, 2015
An incredible event took place last night on the mats at Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts. The evening started with an All Ranks BJJ class ran by Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. We had all our mat spaces packed with students coming to learn the amazing techniques taugh read more »

OKC Based BJJ Black Belt Rafael Lovato Jr Wins 2nd Pro MMA Fight at Legacy FC 46

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, October 02, 2015
*Pictured above: Professor Lovato moments after his submission victory at Legacy FC 46, photo credit: Mike Calimbas Photography An incredible weekend here in Allen, TX for Legacy FC 46 where Professor Rafael Lovato Jr saw his second Pro MMA fight against Kevin Holland. The fight lasted  read more »

OKC BJJ Team Lovato and Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Dominates IBJJF Master Worlds

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, September 26, 2015
*Pictured above: Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu with both the Male & Female Team Titles, photo credit: Victor Cantu Photography Our great news keeps on coming, as we have just gotten the final results from the IBJJF Master Worlds! We had several students take the challenge to compete in Las Vega read more »

Team Lovato Blue Belt Aaron McKenzie Victorious in Pro MMA Debut at ExciteFight

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, September 26, 2015
In addition to all the great news we've been having, Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA's very own Aaron McKenzie saw his Professional MMA debut September 26th at the Thunderbird Casino hosted by ExciteFight MMA. For those of you who may not know, Aaron came to us already as a mixed martial arts f read more »

OKC BJJ Team Lovato Competes in IBJJF Dallas Open

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, September 20, 2015
*Pictured above: Dylan Nguyen - 2nd Place (left photo), Professor Rader & Vinny Saenz - 1st Place (top photo), Dallas Niles & Jared Dopp close out Brown Ultra Heavy (bottom right photo) After an incredible weekend of competition, we have finally come to an end for the IB read more »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Brown Belt Earns the Silver Medal at ADCC World Championships

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, August 30, 2015
*Pictured above: Jared Dopp receiving the 2nd Place trophy in the +99kg division at ADCC Sao Paulo What an incredible weekend displaying the highest levels of submission grappling, the ADCC competition in Sao Paulo has finally come to an end. We are so very proud of all our Team read more »

RSS Subscribe via RSS

Recent Posts


Tornado Relief Eddie Kone Tarsis Humphreys Tournament United Way Ultimate Absolute NYC grappling Atlanta American National Championship Salem Kizer BJJ Academy highlight KOP 53 heartland Edmond Outlook Ceremony texas WinStar World Casino & Restort Oklahoma F2W Pro 35 UFC Europe Forrest Griffin Legacy FC special Mauricio Amado Jr Strength & Conditioning Instructor Justin Rader Blue school Tulsa Nick Foust Jiu-Jitsu Magazine Zebra kickboxing Finland UAEJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Expo John McCowen Hotel Black Belt Legacy AGF Lovato's Zach Oklahoma Daily Houston Open Fight Brown Metro Invitational Bricktown Brawl SRJJA Donation App Dylan Nguyen Video awards NY Pro Trials Nate New York Xande" market Jared Dopp Moore Atlanta Open Legacy Fighting Championships Reunion Firelake Grand Casino Legacy FC 46 SKBJJ Rage In The Cage AXS TV Fights Rafael Lovato Sr. Andre Dida The Criterion Oklahoma Wresting Academy Tryouts Jeff Glover Tanner Rice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu US Martial Arts Hall of Fame Ribeiro Mauricio Veio dallas health Pro Jiu Jitsu Josh Rosenthal new year kids New York City, NYC magazine UAE Jiu Jitsu KnockOut Promotions Brian Picklo Brazil Jesse Sunderman ADCC trials Grappler's Quest PMA 2013 bjj Gerald Harris Muskogee Xtreme Fight Night Mixed Martial Arts Dallas Niles Hurricane Bob Barry Jr. closed world championships Vinny Magalhaes Evolucao Thai Trigger KO Team Legacy FC 62 2017 No Gi World Championship Gracie S7 Abu Dhabi Pro F2W Pro 11 James Puopolo Austin Adkins Eddie Saenz Zach Coffee Team Lovato schedule Kayron Gracie Recovery Mauricio Rua Top Ten Chris Holdsworth James Head Kingdom Jiu Jitsu Nationals Shiloh Roberts Brasileiro Johannes Wieth Smoke & Guns Inverted Triangle ADCC US Commerce Association StriKing National Tournament TUF Oklahoma City MMA Best Ginastica Natural Master & Senior Worlds No-Gi Johnny Hendricks Harrah Bellator 181 Volunteer Testimonial Dallas Open Austin, TX Darragh O'Conaill Rafael Hyena Muay Thai IBJJF 2015 Annual Shawnee Victor Estima Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championships Steve Maxwell Torque Xande Ribeiro New Breed submission wrestling Robert Harper Shogun Aaron McKenzie Garland customer service flograppling seminar ORBJJ Pan Ams Youth holiday Austin Shroyer Jiu-Jitsu disabled grappler Legacy 62 iPhone Legacy 54 2011 Performance Martial Arts Houston Green Strength Zach Adamson Lovato's School of Kettlebell AXS TV Herb Dean Purple LJJA Casino Seaside Belts Gracie Mag City Beat News Luke Tirey F2W Pro 19 2014 Instructional Brazilian Nationals charity Lucas Leite Christmas Ginastica Lovato Pro Division banquet Europa OKC charity event Saulo Ribeiro Helsinki Adamson Bros BJJ Expanding Chris Savarese 2016 flexibility Braulio Estima Alexandre " MMA debut The Ultimate Fighter Rob Wood Bellator Chute Boxe Samir Chantre competition Kickapoo Casino Tulsa Hard Rock testing Super Fight Andrew Waldon Worlds Jared Hess Midwest Submission Challenge fitness OnTheMat NAGA Cox Convention Center Nick Diaz Anti-Bullying European Open Bobby Mayhew Lovato Jiu Jitsu Association St. Louis one-arm Mark Beecher New York Open Fight To Win American National Spectrum Award Keenan Cornelius Robert Bebout Pro MMA debut RJJA 2012 Lightweight No Gi Champion Interview Rome Harris training Metamoris Phil Davis Kize Concepts Best Submission iTunes The Fightworks Podcast yoga technique Tyler Elerick Firelake Grand Arena Tornado Pro MMA Travis Serna Curitiba Open boxing King of the Cage android Norman Amanda Graves Children Rafael Lovato Jr. martial arts judo Vinny Saenz Matt Jubera WinStar World Casino superfight kimura Omoplata Oregon Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Ben Baxter F2W Pro 3 Edmond Muay Thai ExciteFight MMA Las Vegas Best Submission of 2014 Adamson Maxbells


Children's Classes


Our new Warriors program is exclusively for kids and helps your child build self confidence while developing their physical and mental strength.

Learn more about our martial arts for kids. »

30 Day free trial


Lovato’s is a great place to learn Jiu-Jitsu, stay in shape, and have fun. The variety of classes works well with my hectic schedule. I am never bored and the instructors are amazing. Unlike a traditional gym, at Lovato’s I am a part of a team that really motivates me to train hard.... read more
Katie Bryant-Hudson
Graduate Student