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Lovato's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu OKC Has First Testing of the Year Promoting 4 New Blue Belts!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, March 04, 2013
March 2nd was our first scheduled belt testing of the new year and was a huge success! 15 people received promotions with 4 of those being new blue belts! Lovato's is very proud of the students who tested and would like to welcome Zack Hudson, Greg Morris, Josh Giza, and Jason Parker to the Ad read more »

Team Lovato Kids Martial Arts Oklahoma City Dominates at NAGA Tournament!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Professor Justin Rader and Coach Austin Adkins took a team of 17 Total kids to the NAGA Tournament in Tulsa, OK this past weekend. Between all competitors they earned 13 Gold Medals, 7 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals. Jacob Absher - Gi Division Champion Josiah Absher - Gi Division Cha read more »

Team Lovato OKC Jiujitsu Youth Martial Arts Competitors Shine at Kids Pan

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, February 11, 2013
This past Sunday (February 10) was the Kids Pan Ams and Team Lovato sent it's first team ever with great results! Rayden Musgrove and Cache Haggard represented our team from OKC. Both competitors had an amazing performance with Cache taking home a bronze medal! Also, there was another group of gr read more »

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu OK Team Heading to the 2012 BJJ No-Gi World Championships this weekend!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 29, 2012
Professors Rafael & Rader with their Gold Medals in 2010 The 2012 IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi World Championships (http://ibjjf.com/) are being held this weekend at the Pyramid in Long Beach, California! No-Gi is a term to describe Jiu-Jitsu competition without the traditional  read more »

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Takes 2nd Place Overall at the Dallas International BJJ Open!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, May 07, 2012
Team Lovato has another amazing performance at one of the largest BJJ tournaments in the Southwest, the 2012 Dallas International BJJ Open! At the end of the day, after so many great individual performances, Team Lovato left the competition with the 2nd Place Overall Team trophy, losing  read more »

Professor Justin Rader Highlight Video!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Check out this amazing highlight video of one of Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA full time Black Belt instructors and Black Belt World No-Gi Champion, Professor Justin Rader!  read more »

Amazing Weekend for Team Lovato

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, March 01, 2012
This past weekend was an insane weekend of action for Team Lovato! Team Lovato was in full effect making their presence known in 4 different cities across the US! Here is the breakdown: New York City, NY - Professor Justin Rader competed in what was the most stacked lightweight no-gi read more »

Professor Justin Rader Set to Compete in NY at Huge Pro Invitational Tournament!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Professor Rader in action en route to winning the 2010 Black Belt No-Gi World Championships Professor Justin Rader of Team Lovato, will once again be showcasing his skills against some of the Greatest Grapplers in The World! Professor Rader will compete in New York City this  read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr & Justin Rader 2011 No-Gi Worlds Highlight Video!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, December 27, 2011
In 2010 Rafael Lovato Jr & Justin Rader made history by being the first American blackbelt student and teacher duo to have won the no-gi Worlds of brazilian jiu jitsu. In the 2011 No-Gi Worlds they made history again. Rafael Lovato Jr won his weight division and this time Justin Rader came i read more »

Team Lovato Has An Amazing Weekend At The Grapplers Quest & UFC Fan Expo

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, October 14, 2011
The Grapplers Quest/UFC Fan Expo event on Oct. 7th & 8th was a monumental weekend for Team Lovato! So many great things happened that weekend including both Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. & Professor Rader winning their superfights, Professor Rafael receiving his Hall of Fame awar read more »


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