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Team Lovato BJJ Goes to Battle at IBJJF Dallas Fall Open

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 02, 2017
It's time once again for the IBJJF Dallas Fall Open & Lovato Jiu Jitsu came to represent in full force! We had a phenomenal showing from our Adult BJJ students. It was a long two day, Gi & No Gi weekend full of so much technique, heart, & dedication. There were numerous medals won,  read more »

Team Lovato BJJ Competes At IBJJF Master World Championship

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, August 28, 2017
Another incredible week has come to an end at the IBJJF Master World Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada. We had many competitors come together from all over the Lovato Jiu Jitsu Association to represent our martial arts family on one of the biggest stages for our sport. We at Lovato's School of  read more »

Lovato OKC BJJ Team Dominate at IBJJF Austin Open 2017

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 24, 2017
Our Lovato Jiu Jitsu Association came together with representatives from Kingdom Jiu Jitsu in Texas, The Kompound Training Center in Colorado, as well as from our own academy to go to battle at the IBJJF Austin Open this past weekend. With warriors from all academies mentioned previously, we we read more »

Lovato OKC BJJ Blue Belts Represent at IBJJF American National Championship 2017

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 10, 2017
*Pictured above: Rome Harris (2017 IBJJF American National Blue Heavy Champion) We've seen such incredible dedication throughout the year, & nothing about that has changed as two of our Lovato Jiu Jitsu Adult blue belts took the challenge to compete at the IBJJF American National C read more »

Team Lovato BJJ Competes at IBJJF Dallas Spring Open 2017

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, May 01, 2017
Pictured above: Professor(s) Rafael Lovato Jr, Jared Dopp, Shiloh Roberts, Eddie Saenz, Brad Nico, Paul Coffee, & team The IBJJF Dallas Spring Open was an amazing tournament that saw many of our Lovato Jiu Jitsu competitors. With a total of 25 competitors, we were able to bring h read more »

Lovato BJJ Team Victorious At IBJJF Houston Open 2017

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, February 13, 2017
*Pictured above: Coach Dylan Nguyen - Adult Blue Rooster Weight Champion Team Lovato had a small group of competitors take the journey to compete at the IBJJF Houston Open this past weekend & the results were nothing less than expected! Such an incredible showing from all our athlet read more »

Lovato OK BJJ Students Compete at IBJJF No Gi World Championships 2016

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, November 07, 2016
A lot of competitors start to taper down their training towards the end of the year as the list of competitions starts to slow down, but we had a small group of Team Lovato Warriors who took on the challenge to compete at the IBJJF No Gi World Championships held in San Francisco, CA! It was an i read more »

Team Lovato Represents at IBJJF Dallas Open 2016

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, September 19, 2016
*Pictured above: Zach C (Top L), Dallas N (Bottom L), Dylan N (Top R), Von Wood (Middle R), & Tyler E (Bottom R) It's that time of year for the IBJJF Dallas Open, & this year we had several competitors make the journey to test themselves. We would like to recognize all our warri read more »

OKC Based BJJ Black Belt Dominates at IBJJF Master World Championship

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, August 28, 2016
Pictured above: Coach John McCowen with the Silver Medal at the IBJJF Master World 2016 Championships Such an incredible week has come to an end here at the IBJJF Master World Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada! We had a very strong group of competitors take the challenge to compete a read more »

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 »

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