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OKC Based BJJ Black Belt Wins Double Gold in Brazil

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, June 25, 2015
After coming off of a nine month injury, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr decided to step back on the mats not only get back into his competition mode but to kick off his ADCC training camp. What better place for him to do that than in Brazil where he will be looking to take gold at this year's ADCC.  read more »


Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, June 20, 2015
This weekend saw an incredible showing of technique & heart by our Adult & Kids BJJ programs! We had a large number of students take the challenge to compete at the New Breed Ultimate Challenge. Both the adult & kids Brazilian jiu jitsu programs achieved the Overall Team Titles for t read more »

Xande Ribeiro Visits Lovatos OKC BJJ for Metamoris Camp & Teaches Seminar

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, May 02, 2015
*Pictured above Sensei Xande Ribeiro at Lovato's BJJ & MMA teaching a side control escape seminar Sensei Xande Ribeiro is back on the mats in Oklahoma City, this time to end his training camp with Professor Rafael Lovato Jr, Professor Justin Rader, Jared Dopp, & the rest of the  read more »

OKC Team Lovato MMA Represented at Smoke & Guns 2 Charity Event

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, April 25, 2015
Smoke & Guns is a non profit organization that holds an annual one night charity MMA & Boxing event that pits the best of Oklahoma's local heroes, firefighters & police officers, to battle in the cage to raise money for the Oklahoma Firefighters Burn Camp & Special Olympics Oklah read more »

OKC BJJ Team Lovato Represents at Pan Ams 2015

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, March 16, 2015
After a very tough week of ups & downs, the IBJJF Pan American Championships have come to an end. We at Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA would like to first say how proud we are of the diligence, hard work, sacrifice, & heart that was displayed from our competitors. There were many reall read more »

OKC Martial Arts School Dominate BJJ Tournament in Oklahoma

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, March 14, 2015
*Pictured above is our Adult BJJ Program competitors, as well as Professor Justin Rader & Coach Austin Adkins We would like to congratulate all of our Team Lovato's students both the kids & the adults that competed at the American Grappling Federation tournament held in No read more »

Ginastica Natural Creator Alvaro Romano Teaches Seminar at Lovatos in OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Despite the extreme weather we had been experiencing, Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA was able to host Ginastica Natural creator Professor Alvaro Romano. He taught a remarkable seminar that was easily understandable and immediately effective for those of all skill & body type. If you'r read more »

OKC BJJ Team Lovato Takes On IBJJF Houston Open

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, February 10, 2015
We at Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA are so proud of our team's performance last weekend at the Houston Open! Here is a list of individual results for our team, with 27 competitors, we took home 30 medals! Jaison Poole - Bronze White Belt Jeff Roden - Bronze White Belt Nathan Smith - B read more »

OKC Martial Arts Kids Team Win Big at BJJ Tournament

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, January 31, 2015
The Lovato's Children & Teen Warriors were in action at the American Grappling Federation Arkansas Jiu Jitsu Open putting on an incredible performance. Our warriors placed 2nd in the Gi Division & 3rd in the No-Gi Division! There were seven competitors who took the challenge read more »

OKC Muay Thai Students Earn New Promotions for January

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, January 31, 2015
Starting off the new year strong, Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts is proud to announce our newly promoted Hyena Muay Thai students with their new ranks. This group of individuals have been consistent in their training, always focused and working hard. N read more »

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When I first walked in the doors of Lovato’s, I intended to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and get in better shape. What I have actually received is so much more. I posses a confidence, comradeship, and pride that can only come from achieving something difficult. This success is the child of the L... read more
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