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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 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 Team Lovato Adult BJJ Promotions For January 2016

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, February 13, 2016
*Pictured above: Professors Rafael Lovato Jr, Justin Rader, & Jared Dopp (along with our Adult BJJ instructors) with our first jiu jitsu promotions for 2016! What an incredible day of testing at Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts! We are so very  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 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 »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Brown Belt Earns the Silver Medal at ADCC World Championships

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, August 30, 2015
*Pictured above: Jared Dopp receiving the 2nd Place trophy in the +99kg division at ADCC Sao Paulo What an incredible weekend displaying the highest levels of submission grappling, the ADCC competition in Sao Paulo has finally come to an end. We are so very proud of all our Team read more »


Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, July 14, 2015
*Pictured above, dubbed "The Four Horsemen" Sensei Xande, Professor Lovato Jr, Professor Rader, & Jared Dopp will compete at ADCC Sau Paulo. Photo credit: Victor Cantu Photography You may or may not have heard the news but looking to take the gold in Sao Paulo, Brasil on August 29th read more »

Xande Ribeiro Visits Lovatos OKC BJJ for Metamoris Camp & Teaches Seminar

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, May 02, 2015
*Pictured above Sensei Xande Ribeiro at Lovato's BJJ & MMA teaching a side control escape seminar Sensei Xande Ribeiro is back on the mats in Oklahoma City, this time to end his training camp with Professor Rafael Lovato Jr, Professor Justin Rader, Jared Dopp, & the rest of the  read more »

OKC BJJ Team Lovato Represents at Pan Ams 2015

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, March 16, 2015
After a very tough week of ups & downs, the IBJJF Pan American Championships have come to an end. We at Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA would like to first say how proud we are of the diligence, hard work, sacrifice, & heart that was displayed from our competitors. There were many reall read more »

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