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Xande Ribeiro will be back and teaching a class at Lovato's for 1 day only Sept 10th!!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Multiple time World Champion, ADCC Champion, and one of the most accomplished competitors to have ever lived, Xande Ribeiro, will be back and teaching a class at Lovato's for 1 day only!!!! Sat, Sept 10th from 11am- 1pm Xande will be showing us a ton of great techniques from his powerful Jiu- read more »

Team Lovato wins 17 medals with 17 competitors this past weekend!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, August 15, 2011
This past weekend in Dallas, TX, was the World Grappling Circut Europa Supershow Grappling World Championships held at the Dallas Convention Center. Team Lovato put on an incredibly, impressive performance winning 17 medals, with 17 adult competitors and 2 children! From white belt to b read more »

Team Lovato recieves more competition success this past weekend!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, August 02, 2011
This past weekend a few of the Lovato Competition Team members went down to Dallas, TX for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament and came back with alot of medals and great results! With only 9 competitors and the coaching of Professor Justin Rader Team Lovato took the adult overall team trophy as we read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr. & Justin Rader training hard for ADCC!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 25, 2011
Current Black Belt No-Gi World Champions, Rafael Lovato Jr and Justin Rader are in full training mode for ADCC. With the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships just a couple months away you can bet all of the Worlds best are in full swing with preparations to be sure they are  read more »

Justin Rader Interview at Grapplers Quest

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 25, 2011
Check out this interview of Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Professor Justin Rader, right after he won the "America's Best Lightweight" Pro Division at the last Grapplers Quest in Las Vegas:  read more »

Justin Rader invited to compete at the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, July 14, 2011
After an incredible performance last weekend where he was crowned "America's Best Lightweight", Justin Rader, got the attention of the ADCC committee and today he was formally invited to compete at the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships. The ADCC Submission Wrestling World  read more »

Justin Rader crowned "America's Best Lightweight"

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 11, 2011
Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and Instructor, Justin Rader, has proven once again why he is one of the greatest lightweight grapplers on the Planet! Last weekend Rader headed to Las Vegas to compete in a Professional No-Gi Invitational 4 Man Tournament, hosted by the prestigious Grapplers Qu read more »

Check out Rafael Lovato Jr.'s new website!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The leader of Lovato's School of Brazilian JIu-Jitsu and MMA, Rafael Lovato Jr., has revamped his website and it looks great! You can follow Rafael's career as well as stay updated on all of his competitions, seminars, products, and travels at (! read more »

Follow our Team Lovato Blog!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, June 20, 2011
Get more news about all of the great things happening at Lovato's School of Brazilian JIu-Jitsu and MMA by following our Team Lovato blog at (! 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 »

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