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Rafael Lovato Jr & Justin Rader 2011 No-Gi Worlds Highlight Video!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, December 27, 2011
In 2010 Rafael Lovato Jr & Justin Rader made history by being the first American blackbelt student and teacher duo to have won the no-gi Worlds of brazilian jiu jitsu. In the 2011 No-Gi Worlds they made history again. Rafael Lovato Jr won his weight division and this time Justin Rader came i read more »

Lovato's Kids programs awards banquet was a blast!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, December 12, 2011
This past Thurday all the Lovato's kids program students and parents met up a Gatti Town for a fun night full of games, food, and awards. The kids program saw a remarkable year in 2011 set by new kids programs and a record number of new students and the staff at Lovato's could not be any h read more »

Awesome Week of Muay Thai at Lovato's!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Last week was an awesome week of Muay Thai & MMA training at Lovato's BJJ & MMA! Master Andre Dida taught some amazing classes, sharing the same techniques he has worked on with fighters like Anderson Silva, Shogun Rua, and Wanderlei Silva, to the Lovato's students. We can't wa read more »

Team Lovato Has An Amazing Weekend At The Grapplers Quest & UFC Fan Expo

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, October 14, 2011
The Grapplers Quest/UFC Fan Expo event on Oct. 7th & 8th was a monumental weekend for Team Lovato! So many great things happened that weekend including both Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. & Professor Rader winning their superfights, Professor Rafael receiving his Hall of Fame awar read more »

2011 ADCC Results

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, October 02, 2011
The ADCC has come and gone with some exceptional performances especially from Professor Rafael Lovato Jr who sustained an injury to his leg in the tournament and went ahead and fought valiently for 3rd place reguardless of the pain. Professor Rafael was one of only 4 Americans who qua read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr. & Justin Rader ADCC Interview

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, September 15, 2011
Check out this great interview ( with Professors Rafael Lovato Jr. and Justin Rader as they head to the UK next week for the 2011 ADCC Submission Wres read more »

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 »

New promotions this month at Lovato's!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, August 25, 2011
This was a big month at Lovato's, with a ton of new promotions! Many tested and did an excellent job earning new stripes and getting themselves closer to thier next rank! This past Saturday Chandler Hagen and Mai Huynh tested and earned their Blue Belts and right after Chris Watson and Jarret  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 »

James Head's Next UFC fight Announced!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, August 05, 2011
Team Lovato MMA fighter, James Head, will make his 2nd appearance in the UFC this November against Mark Scanlon. James will be looking to get his first win inside the Octagon after a tough 3rd round stoppage in his debut against Nick Ring. That experience has been a great motivation & lear read more »

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