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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 »

OKC BJJ Team Lovato and Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Dominates IBJJF Master Worlds

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, September 26, 2015
*Pictured above: Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu with both the Male & Female Team Titles, photo credit: Victor Cantu Photography Our great news keeps on coming, as we have just gotten the final results from the IBJJF Master Worlds! We had several students take the challenge to compete in Las Vega read more »

OKC BJJ Team Lovato Competes in IBJJF Dallas Open

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, September 20, 2015
*Pictured above: Dylan Nguyen - 2nd Place (left photo), Professor Rader & Vinny Saenz - 1st Place (top photo), Dallas Niles & Jared Dopp close out Brown Ultra Heavy (bottom right photo) After an incredible weekend of competition, we have finally come to an end for the IB read more »

OKC BJJ Blue Belt Represents Team Lovato at Atlanta Open

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, August 29, 2015
Along with all the other exciting things (ie. ADCC & the Santa Cruz Pro) happening this weekend, the IBJJF Atlanta Summer Open also took place. We had our very own, James Gillette take home the 3rd place medal for the Adult Blue Belt Medium Heavy division! He took the challenge to test himse 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 »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Competes in IBJJF Austin Open

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, July 26, 2015
The weekend has finally come to an end & we would like to congratulate all our students who competed at the IBJJF Austin Open! Win or lose, there was tons of heart & amazing performances from each & every one of our competitors. Here's the list of athletes that took home some hardwar read more »

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