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OKC Jiu-Jitsu Instructor, Rafael Lovato, submits Gracie at Metamoris Pro!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Professor Lovato after he got the submission victory! This past Sunday was a very historic day for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The very first Metamoris Pro event took place, matching the top BJJ athletes in the World against each other, and it was an amazing show with many spectacu read more »

Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. Inducted into the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, July 26, 2012
Professor Rafael receiving his induction into the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame! Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA head instructor, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr., was inducted into the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri on July 21st. Once a year, some of the bi read more »

Professors Rafael Lovato Jr and Justin Rader look to defend thier NoGi World titles.

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 24, 2011
Nov, 5th in Long Beach, California, the 2011 NoGi World Championships of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will be held and it just so happens that both Professor Rafael and Professor Rader are 2 of the defending champions. This is one of the most prestigious grappling events held in the entire Wor read more »

Justin Rader invited to compete at the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, July 14, 2011
After an incredible performance last weekend where he was crowned "America's Best Lightweight", Justin Rader, got the attention of the ADCC committee and today he was formally invited to compete at the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships. The ADCC Submission Wrestling World  read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr featured in Gracie Mag about his win in Abu Dhabi

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Sunday, April 10, 2011
Rafael Lovato Jr is featured yet again online at GracieMag. Check out the article! Rafael Lovato Wins in Abu Dhabi ( read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr wins the Abu Dhabi World Pro No-Gi Championships

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Sunday, April 10, 2011
Head Instructor of Lovato's Mixed Martial Arts, Rafael Lovato Jr was in Abu Dhabi this past weekend for the Abu Dhabi Pro World No-Gi Championships. Rafael fought very well defeating 3 opponents including the Absolute champion, Rodolfo Viera 4 x 2 and 2010 World Champion, Bernardo Faria. Goo read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr headed to Abu Dhabi for the Professional World Cup

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Rafael Lovato Jr headed to the Abu Dhabi World Pro Cup Lovato's head instructor is headed to Abu Dhabi to compete in the World Pro Cup. This weekend he will be competing in a no-gi tournament and will stay another week to compete in the Gi tournament. Rafael has trained hard for these competitions read more »

Justin Rader highlighted as one of the top non-Brazilian BJJ competitors!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, March 26, 2011
Recently, Gracie Magazine pointed out some of the top non-Brazilian BJJ competitors to keep an eye out for leading up to this years Pan-American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Newly promoted Black Belt and recent 2010 No-Gi World Champion, Justin Rader, was one of the competitors mentioned. Lo read more »

World Class Instructors at Lovato's!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, March 19, 2011
Lovato's is home to many World Class instructors who teach everyday. How can this get even better? Well, the World Class instructors of Lovato's have many friends who are also World Class instructors that love to visit OKC and share their knowledge with the students of Lovato's. Recently, Lov read more »

Team Lovato has another representative at ADCC!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, March 12, 2011
The ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships is the most prestigious grappling event in the world! Every two years, 16 of the best grapplers on the planet come together to battle for the world title in 5 different weight classes. There are only three different ways to get into the tournament, read more »

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