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2011 BJJ World Championships Now in Progress!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, June 02, 2011
Team Lovato is currently in Long Beach, California competing at the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament on the planet, the BJJ World Championships. The IBJJF World Championships started in 1996 and were held in Rio de Janeiro every year, until 2007 when the tournament moved to the Pyramid, read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr. Featured on Gracie Magazine Website and Blog!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, May 30, 2011
Rafael Lovato Jr. has been getting a lot of press lately. Along with the strong performances Rafael has been putting on this year, he has also led his team to some great results, and expanded the Lovato Jiu-JItsu and Mixed Martial Arts headquarters in Oklahoma City. The famous Gracie Ma read more »

Amazing week of training at Lovato's!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, May 29, 2011
(Picture of James Head UFC training session with Rafael Lovato Jr., Xande Ribeiro, and Mauricio Veio) Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts is dedicated to providing its students with the best instruction and training as possible! Besides for the World Clas read more »

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt, Rob Wood, Featured on

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 »

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