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FloGrappling Names OKC Based BJJ Black Belt Americas Most Successful of All Time

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, June 03, 2016
Our friends at FloGrappling ( have compiled an article discussing several names that could be considered for the title of America's Most Successful Black Belt of All Time. The list included the likes of UFC fighter BJ Penn, Bill Cooper, Robert Drysdale, & of cour 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 Jiu-Jitsu OKC Brazilian Nationals Highlight (Video)

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, September 05, 2013
Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. and Coach Shiloh made the journey to Brazil in April to compete in the Brazilian Nationals. Rafael took gold in the absolute becoming the first American to win a major absolute title at the adult black belt level, and Shiloh took gold in his brown belt masters divisi read more »

Oklahoma City Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Featured in Gracie Magazine After Making History in Brazil!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, June 13, 2013
That's right, Rafael Lovato Jr. ( is featured in the newest issue of GracieMag (! Rafael did an in depth interview right after winning the Brasileiro absolute title. The article discusses what he had to go through in order to become the first no read more »

Video Interview With Lovato About Becoming the Brasileiro Absolute Champion

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Rafael Lovato Jr. shares his experience of winning the absolute at the 2013 Brasileiro. You don't want to miss the insight he provides in this video!  read more »

Video: Rafael Lovato Jr. Interviewed by SportTV in Brazil

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, May 10, 2013
Check out this awesome video of Rafael Lovato Jr. being interviewed by a Brazilian sports station before his historic showing at the 2013 Brazilian Nationals!  read more »

Team Lovato BJJ OKC Makes History in Brazil!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, May 01, 2013
The Brazilian Nationals, possibly the toughest tournament of the year due to the amount of competitors and it's location. This year Team Lovato sent two representatives to compete in this tournament. The leader of Team Lovato, Rafael Lovato Jr. himself, and brown belt, Shiloh Roberts, made the read more »

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