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Lovato Jiu Jitsu Featured in The Oklahoma Daily

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Friday, November 19, 2010
( Ryan Gerbosi Friday, November 19, 2010 Justin Rader, health science graduate student, knows what it takes to succeed. He has a bachelor’s in health and exercise science from  read more »

Rafael visits Oregon and hands out new belts

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Monday, November 15, 2010
Rafael Lovato Jr has been in Oregon since the No-Gi World Championships on Nov. 7th. He started his week by visiting the team in Oregon; James Puopolo (, Ben Baxter ( read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr Featured on GracieMag!

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Friday, November 12, 2010
Head Instructor and owner of Lovato's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Rafael Lovato Jr ( was featured on ( From GracieMag: Rafael Lavato, a Saulo and Xande Ribeiro team black belt, overcame heavyweight opponents read more »

Heartland Team Judo Tournament

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Thursday, November 11, 2010
Heartland Team Judo Competition On October 30th, the Lovato Jiu Jitsu Team had two members compete in a local Team Judo ( Competition. Travis Serna ( (Lovato Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt and Judo Black Belt under Sensei Brian  read more »

2010 IBJJF No-Gi World Championships

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Monday, November 08, 2010
This past weekend in Long Beach, CA a group of the Lovato Jiu Jitsu team ( competed in the 2010 No-Gi World Championships ( The team has been training very hard leading up to this tou read more »

James Head is headed to Las Vegas for TUF tryouts

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Thursday, November 04, 2010
James Head ( is currently in Las Vegas at the tryouts for the reality television show "The Ultimate FIghter (" produced by the UFC ( The UFC is the top organization in Mixed Martial Arts ( read more »

October Belt Promotions at Lovato's

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Sunday, October 31, 2010
This past week saw a lot of students ( earn new belts at Lovato's. After a long hard day of testing, Abby Dressler, Dalton Loafman, Austin Shroyer, Kevin Turcios, Long Nguyen, Robert Bebout, Brad Trent, and Brandon Crumm all earned their blue belts. All of these stu read more »

James Head victorious at Bricktown Brawl (MMA) Video

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Sunday, October 31, 2010
Here is a video of Lovato Jiu Jitsu purple belt and striking ( instructor, James Head ( at his last fight. This mixed martial arts ( bout was held on June 25th, 2010 at the Bricktown Braw read more »

Saulo Ribeiro in Oklahoma City at Lovato Jiu Jitsu

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Thursday, October 21, 2010
Rafael Lovato Jr. Interviews 6X Black Belt World Champion Saulo Ribeiro. While visiting Oklahoma City for the annual Ribeiro Jiu JItsu Association Tournament, Saulo took a little time out of training and teaching to talk about the training in Oklahoma City, what is going on with the Ribeiro Jiu  read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr talks about how stacked the mats can get in Oklahoma City

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Monday, October 18, 2010
Here Rafael Lovato Jr shows you what the mats look like at Lovato Jiu Jitsu in Oklahoma City when people drop in to visit. Included in this video are Saulo Ribeiro, Matt Jubera, Brian Picklo and Justin Rader. With such high level competitors dropping in all the time our mats are always filled.  read more »

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