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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 »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Blue Belt Competes at IBJJF Chicago Open 2016

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, April 04, 2016
*Pictured above: Dylan Nguyen - Silver Medal - Adult Blue Rooster Weight @ IBJJF Chicago Open 2016 Another great example of our students taking competition seriously as we had one of our very own Lovato Jiu Jitsu blue belts take to the journey to Chicago, IL to compete. We would read more »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Takes On IBJJF Houston Open

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, February 22, 2016
What an incredible weekend for Team Lovato as we had an incredible group take the journey to compete at the IBJJF Houston Open! There were 21 competitors & we were able to bring back: 7 gold, 7 silver, & 6 bronze medals! The results are as following: Tara Lawrenz read more »

OKC Lovato BJJ Blue Belt Competes in IBJJF Atlanta Open 2016

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, February 06, 2016
*Pictured above: James Gillette Jr with the silver medal at the IBJJF Atlanta Open 2016 Starting the year off with a bang, one of our Team Lovato warriors took the journey to Atlanta, Georgia on his own to compete in the IBJJF Atlanta Open! James Gillette Jr, a very avid, young, 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 »

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 »

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