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Xande Ribeiro Seminar at Lovato OKC BJJ Plus Promotion

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, September 14, 2017
It has been amazing to have Sensei Xande Ribeiro on the mats at Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts as our leaders prepare for the very prestigious ADCC World Championship. We were very honoured to have Sensei Xande take a break from the grueling training to teach a  read more »

OKC BJJ Black Belt Continues Winning Streak at Fight To Win Pro 19

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, December 05, 2016
Another weekend bringing another challenge, & our very own Lovato Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Professor Justin Rader continuing his winning streak coming out with the victory at the Fight To Win Pro 19 event in Tulsa, OK. Professor Rader who has just had recent success in the cage at Legacy FC 62, read more »

OKC Based BJJ Black Belt Wins Invite to 2017 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Professor Justin Rader has been putting in work, fresh off his Legacy FC 62 Pro MMA victory just a couple weeks ago has just continued with such great momentum leading into this past weekend where he was able to secure the Gold medal in the -66kg category at the ADCC East Coast trials in Bayvill 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 »

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 »

BJJ Black Belt Braulio Estima Inverted Triangle & Kimura Seminar at Lovato BJJ MMA in OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, August 15, 2015
We at Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts are always focused on being able to teach & give the highest levels of knowledge to our students. Today was an incredible day for our school in Oklahoma City, OK as we were able to host Professor Braulio Estima & have  read more »

OKC Based BJJ Black Belt Interview Featured in Latest Edition of Gracie Mag

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, August 01, 2015
*Pictured above: Professor Rafael Lovato Jr's interview in Gracie Mag If you haven't seen yet, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr was recently interviewed for August's edition of Gracie Mag. In this article, he discusses his road to recovery in addition to his return into the competitio read more »


Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, July 14, 2015
*Pictured above, dubbed "The Four Horsemen" Sensei Xande, Professor Lovato Jr, Professor Rader, & Jared Dopp will compete at ADCC Sau Paulo. Photo credit: Victor Cantu Photography You may or may not have heard the news but looking to take the gold in Sao Paulo, Brasil on August 29th read more »

OKC Based BJJ Black Belt Wins Double Gold in Brazil

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, June 25, 2015
After coming off of a nine month injury, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr decided to step back on the mats not only get back into his competition mode but to kick off his ADCC training camp. What better place for him to do that than in Brazil where he will be looking to take gold at this year's ADCC.  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 »

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