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Team Lovato Edmond & OKC Kid's Martial Arts Team Dodgeball Party!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 14, 2013
The Team Lovato OKC Kid's Martial Arts ( program led by Professor Justin Rader has had so much success lately that we decided to reward them with a dodgeball party! The competition results this past year speak for themselves, but people don't see what happens  read more »

Xande Ribeiro Stops by Lovato's BJJ OKC to Help With ADCC Training!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 14, 2013
One of the greatest BJJ competitors of all time, Xande Ribeiro, flew to OKC to put the final touches on Team Lovato's ADCC 2013 training camp. Xande is one of few men to win the IBJJF Gi and No-Gi Worlds at black belt, as well as winning the ADCC. Xande also led an amazing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu  read more »

Team Lovato BJJ OKC Road to ADCC 2013 Part 2 (Video)

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, October 04, 2013
The second episode of our 3 part series "The Road to ADCC 2013" has been released! Team Lovato starts to feel the effects of all the training and James Puopolo arrives for a week of intense training with the rest of the team. Enjoy all the action!  read more »

Team Lovato BJJ OKC Road to ADCC 2013 Part 1 (Video)

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, September 17, 2013
As you all know, Team Lovato will be sending 4 representatives to this year's ADCC in Beijing, China! Three of those competitors train at our headquarters in Oklahoma City; Rafael Lovato Jr., Justin Rader, and Jared Dopp. James Puopolo runs his own academy in Oregon. In honor of being the big read more »

Team Lovato Dominates at AGF in Tulsa!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, August 19, 2013
Team Lovato was active all over the place this weekend, but the big story is from the AGF ( (American Grappling Federation) in Tulsa, OK. Professor Justin Rader ( and Coach Austin Adkins took 30 kids to Tulsa, and  read more »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Justin Rader vs Denny Prokopos Video!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, July 26, 2013
Check out the video of Justin Rader's super fight with Denny Prokopos at the Midwest Submission Challenge in St. Louis, MO. Rader met Prokopos on June 15th and submitted Denny after 11 minutes of action with a short-arm D'arce.  read more »

Team Lovato Becomes the Largest American Team To Go to ADCC!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 08, 2013
With the recent invite received by Justin Rader Team Lovato now has 4 representatives at the 2013 ADCC World Submission Grappling Championships. Rafael Lovato Jr. received his invitation earlier this year, while James Puopolo and Jared Dopp both won their divisions at the North American Trials read more »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Professer, Justin Rader, Defeats Denny Prokopos in Super Fight!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, June 17, 2013
That's right, Justin Rader and Denny Prokopos met in a 20 minute submission only super fight on June 15th in O'Fallon, IL put on the Midwest Submission Challenge ( tournament circuit! The match lasted 11 minutes and 6 seconds before Rader caught Denny i read more »

Justin Rader's Superfight with Denny Prokopos is This Saturday!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, June 10, 2013
Justin Rader, Rafael Lovato Jr.'s first black belt, will be meeting Denny Prokopos, 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu's first black belt, in a 20 minute submission only match. The match is being put on by Midwest Submission Challenge, a new tournament circuit that is based in the Midwest region of the Unit read more »

Team Lovato Jiu Jitsu OKC Kids and Adults Put on a Show in Arlington, TX

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, May 23, 2013
Professor Justin Rader lead our kids at another successful tournament in Arlington, TX on May 18th. Here are the official results from the Torque tournament: Cache Haggard - Teen BJJ White/Yellow Belt 120-134.9lbs 2nd Place and Teen No-Gi Beginner 120-134.9lbs 3rd Place Blaise  read more »

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