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Oklahoma City Jiu Jitsu gears up for IBJJF Dallas Open

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Team Lovato is wrapping up training for the 2014 IBJJF Dallas Open on Saturday, September 13th. Our athletes here at Lovato's BJJ in Oklahoma City have trained hard and are ready for the challenge. Here is a Highlight video of our Oklahoma City Jiu Jitsu team in action.  read more »

Jared Dopp from OKC wins Silver in Purple Belt Worlds BJJ

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Jared Dopp of Lovato's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Oklahoma City, took the silver medal in the Purple Super Heavyweight division for the 2nd year in a row, winning 3 matches by submission and 1 match by decision, 12-0. He lost a hard fought match in the finals 4-2. You can lear read more »

Team Lovato OKC Wins At The European BJJ Championships

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, May 05, 2014
January 26, 2014 was a great day for Lovato's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ( in Oklahoma City, OK. History was made with the first American father and son Black Belt to compete at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation ( 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 »

Lovato's BJJ OKC Master and Seniors Worlds 2013 Results

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The Lovato Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team from OKC ( had 6 competitors represent at the IBJJF ( Master and Seniors Worlds this year and they left with 3 medals! Professor Rafael Lovato Sr. was able to bring home the bronze medal in his Black  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 »

Team Lovato OKC Has a Great Showing in Chicago!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, August 19, 2013
Four dedicated members of Team Lovato flew to Chicago for the IBJJF ( Chicago International Summer Gi/No-Gi Open. The competed under the Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu banner in order to help the team win points, and were joined by Ribeiro affiliates from Ohio and Canada. Our 4 members read more »

Shiloh Roberts Represents Team Lovato OKC at New York Open!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, July 19, 2013
Shiloh Roberts was representing the team at the IBJJF ( New York Summer Open last weekend. He was able to secure 2nd place in his division and 3rd place in the absolute. There were a lot of tough competitors on the mats, especially in the brown belt divisions. Shi read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr. Adds Two New Black Belts to Team Lovato!!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 15, 2013
The Adamson brothers, who run BJJ Seaside ( in Oregon, received their black belts from Rafael Lovato Jr. ( this weekend! Nathan and Zach Adamson have been running their own academy and coaching their students, while competing in the biggest tournamen 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 »

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