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Oklahoma City Muay Thai Students receive their next rank

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, August 23, 2014
Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts is proud our our newly promoted Hyena ( Muay Thai Students to Blue Shirt. These students in Oklahoma City put in the work and earned it. Great work Trey Swanagain, Kim Venice, Haru Ra, Marion Ra read more »

OKC BJJ Standout Jared Dopp Receives his Brown Belt

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, August 21, 2014
Huge congrats to Jared Dopp ( for becoming the newest Brown Belt for Team Lovato! Jared is an exceptional student who has dedicated so much to Jiu-Jitsu. Just a little over 2 years ago, Dopp moved read more »

Legacy signs BJJ World Champions and Instructors, Lovato Jr and Rader

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, July 10, 2014
Legacy Fighting Championship is proud to announce the signings of world champion Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitors Rafael Lovato Jr. and Justin Rader. Based out of Oklahoma and widely considered the best American-born BJJ competitor, Rafael has won multiple world championships and is the read more »

Jared Dopp from OKC wins Silver in Purple Belt Worlds BJJ

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Jared Dopp of Lovato's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Oklahoma City, took the silver medal in the Purple Super Heavyweight division for the 2nd year in a row, winning 3 matches by submission and 1 match by decision, 12-0. He lost a hard fought match in the finals 4-2. You can lear read more »

Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA Voted Best of Martial Arts Training in OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, June 12, 2014
We are very proud to announce that Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA ( has been voted OKC's number one Martial Arts school for the 4th year in a row! We have now qualified for the Oklahoma City Business Hall of Fame due to our tremendous a read more »

Clark Gracie Omoplatas Seminar

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, April 24, 2014
Professor Clark Gracie visited Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Oklahoma City, OK on April 21st and 22nd to teach his Omoplata technique. Professor Clark Gracie is world No Gi World Champion Blackbelt in Jiu-Jitsu. Lovato's BJJ in OKC routinely brings in world class ar read more »

UFC Muay Thai Coach Mark Beecher Teaching at Lovatos OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, January 13, 2014
World renown Muay Thai ( coach, Kru Mark "The Hyena" Beecher, is no stranger to Lovato's Mixed Martial Arts ( in OKC. Kru Mark actually began his martial arts training at Lovato's over 15 years ago and found his life passion in Muay  read more »

17 New Blue Belts and 2 Purple Belts at Lovato's BJJ in OKC!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
What a great way to end such an amazing year of BJJ in Oklahoma City! We had our last belt testing of the year on Saturday, December 7th where 17 people received their blue belt. There we also many stripes handed out to the higher ranks, as well as 2 new purple belts! Yellow Belt: Bobb read more »

Lovato's OKC BJJ and MMA Christmas Party and Awards Banquet!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, December 09, 2013
Saturday, December 7th, was the annual Oklahoma City Lovato's BJJ and MMA Christmas Party and Awards Banquet! We always celebrate the year's accomplishments with a party in December. It was a great time, once again, full of high spirits and good company. It was a great turnout, especially aft read more »

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Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Are you interested in learning Martial Arts, getting in better shape, and making a bunch of new friends? Come join our Martial Arts Family! Don't put it off any longer and start your martial arts journey now and save money! On top of getting your  read more »

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