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Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, May 29, 2011
Team Lovato Jiu-Jitsu & MMA standout, Rob Wood, was recently featured on the popular BJJ & MMA site, to talk about how he feels as he heads into the World BJJ Championships next week. Rob is a highly decorated BJJ & Submission Wrestling competitor, having won read more »

New Belts & Stripes Awarded!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, May 17, 2011
After a great display of technique and determination during their testing, the next generation of Lovato Jiu-JItsu Blue Belts were awarded. Congratulations to Shane Barnett, Avery Holmes, Tyler West, Sean Ly, Chris Foust, & Jeff Hicks for earning their Brazilian JIu-Jitsu Blue Belts read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr. Featured in European BJJ Magazine!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The brand new European BJJ magazine, Jiu-Jitsu Style, has been getting a lot of notice since it's launch in April. The magazine is very high quality and has many great articles, techniques, and interviews with Jiu-Jitsu greats. In their second issue, Jiu-Jitsu Style, has a featur read more »

Team Lovato Has An Incredible Performance at the 2011 Dallas International BJJ Open!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The 2011 Dallas International BJJ Open was one of the largest BJJ events ever held in the Southwest with many big teams competing as a last chance warm-up for the World Championships to be held in June. Team Lovato had an amazing performance winning 31 medals with 34 competitors and taking read more »

Watch this Amazing BJJ Match featuring Rafael Lovato Jr!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, May 07, 2011
Rafael Lovato Jr. is the only American to have won the BJJ Pan-American Championships in the adult Black Belt category. In 2008, after what was referred to as the greatest match of the tournament and one of the best of all times, Rafael was able to capture his 3rd Black Belt Pan-American title. Watc read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr. invited to compete at the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, May 07, 2011
The 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships will take place September 24th & 25th, in Nottingham, England. This competition is considered the Olympics of Submission Wrestling, taking place only once every two years. The 16 competitors, in each of the 5 weight classes, ar read more »

Check out this technique video from Rafael Lovato Jr!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, May 05, 2011
Rafael Lovato Jr. always tries to keep his fans happy and recently Rafael released a new technique video for his facebook fans, check it out! Become a fan of Rafael and like his facebook fan page here (! read more »

Team Lovato wins 1st Place!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, April 22, 2011
On April 16th, Team Lovato was back in action at the first edition of the Zebra Tournament Series in Oklahoma City. The tournament had adult & children competitors, with Gi & No-Gi divisions, and Team Lovato shined throughout. Team Lovato managed to earn a massive 654 points, more read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr. leaves Abu Dhabi with 2 medals!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Rafael Jr. had a very successful campaign in Abu Dhabi at the 2011 World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Gi & No-Gi Championships. After a grueling week of competition, Rafael managed to leave with a gold and bronze medal. Rafael was the champion of the 92 kilogram, Black Belt No-Gi division a read more »

Watch Rafael Lovato Jr. win the Abu Dhabi World Pro No-Gi Championships

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Check out the 92 kg division finals between, Lovato's head instructor, Rafael Lovato Jr. and Rodolfo Viera, at the Abu Dhabi World Pro No-Gi Championships last weekend. Rodolfo is one of Brazil's rising stars and was the absolute champion at the event. This marks the 3rd World title Rafael Lovato  read more »

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