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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 »

Rafael Lovato Jr featured in Gracie Mag about his win in Abu Dhabi

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Sunday, April 10, 2011
Rafael Lovato Jr is featured yet again online at GracieMag. Check out the article! Rafael Lovato Wins in Abu Dhabi ( read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr wins the Abu Dhabi World Pro No-Gi Championships

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Sunday, April 10, 2011
Head Instructor of Lovato's Mixed Martial Arts, Rafael Lovato Jr was in Abu Dhabi this past weekend for the Abu Dhabi Pro World No-Gi Championships. Rafael fought very well defeating 3 opponents including the Absolute champion, Rodolfo Viera 4 x 2 and 2010 World Champion, Bernardo Faria. Goo read more »

2011 BJJ Pan-Am Results!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, March 28, 2011
The 2011 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pan-American Championship was held last weekend in Los Angeles, California and Team Lovato had another strong performance. There were many team members competing at their very first Pan-Ams and the experience that they gained will be very valuable for their continue read more »

Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA is Expanding!!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, March 26, 2011
We are happy to announce that this summer, Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts will be expanding! Lovato's started off more than 15 years ago in a small facility and a dream to offer the best in Martial Arts training to the Oklahoma City area. Years later, after achieving read more »

Justin Rader highlighted as one of the top non-Brazilian BJJ competitors!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, March 26, 2011
Recently, Gracie Magazine pointed out some of the top non-Brazilian BJJ competitors to keep an eye out for leading up to this years Pan-American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Newly promoted Black Belt and recent 2010 No-Gi World Champion, Justin Rader, was one of the competitors mentioned. Lo read more »

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Highlight from the 2011 Houston International BJJ Open!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, March 19, 2011
For the 2nd year in a row Team Lovato showed once again why it is one of the top teams in the country by earning 3rd place overall at the 2011 International Houston BJJ Open! Up against many teams with 50 or more competitors combined from several schools, Lovato's School of BJJ took 39 competitors  read more »

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