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Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. Set to Face Young Gracie at Jiu-Jitsu World Expo!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, April 29, 2012
The very first World Jiu-Jitsu Expo Event will be held May 12th in Long Beach, California. The event will feature booths of many different BJJ retailers, a tournament, hall of fame ceremonies, and it will be headlined with some big superfight matches. Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. wi read more »

Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. Takes the Bronze Medal at the 2012 World Pro BJJ Championships!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, April 18, 2012
For the 2nd year in a row, Professor Rafael stood on the podium at the World Pro BJJ Championships held in Abu Dhabi. Representing his country, Professor Rafael was one of only two Americans who reached the Black Belt podium in an event dominated by Brazilians. Professor Rafael  read more »

Team Lovato at UFC & Abu Dhabi This Week!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, April 08, 2012
Professor Rafael in action at last year's World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships This is a very big week coming up for Team Lovato! The leader of Team Lovato, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr., is on his way to Abu Dhabi, UAE to compete at the World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships which st read more »

Team Lovato Heading to the 2012 IBJJF Pan American Championships!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, March 26, 2012
Starting this Thursday, 14 members of Team Lovato will be competing to become the 2012 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pan American Champion! Everyone on Team Lovato has trained very hard for this competition, as it is the largest BJJ competition in the world and one of the most prestigi read more »

Lovato Black Belts Featured on Gracie Magazine Web Site!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, March 26, 2012
The 2012 new Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts, Robert Harper & Travis Serna offered some great advice to Gracie Magazine to help the BJJ students across the world achieve their dream of becoming a BJJ Black Belt. Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. also shared some helpful tips. Click  read more »

Team Lovato Earns 4 Medals at European International Open!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, February 03, 2012
Professor Rafael Jr. with his two medals Coach Dallas Niles and Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. competed at the 2012 European International Open and they had a great performance! Coach Dallas Niles earned the bronze medal in his super heavy blue belt division and he also helped his Americ read more »

Team Lovato Heading to Europe!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, January 23, 2012
(poster from last year's event) This coming weekend Team Lovato will be representing at the 2012 European Open BJJ Championships! Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. and Coach Dallas Niles will be getting the year started right away, competing at the first major International BJJ event read more »

Amazing Day at Lovato's BJJ & MMA - 2 New BLACK BELTS!!!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, January 22, 2012
Professor Rader, Professor Harper, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. & Sr., Professer Serna, and Jesse Sunderman Saturday, January 21st was a historical day for Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts. On that day there were many new belts awarded to som read more »

Professor Rafael Lovato Jr makes the cover of Graciemag for the 2nd time!!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Graciemag is by far the World's leading publication on brazilian jiu jitsu and submission wrestling and our professor has once again grazed it's cover! This month the feature is over the 2011 No Gi World Championships which professor Rafael won by defeating the 2010 champion and ADCC champi read more »

Team Lovato Abu Dhabi Pro Trial Results!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Team Lovato wins 8 medals at the San Antonio Abu Dhabi Pro Trials & Professor Rafael Lovato Jr won his all expenses paid trip to Abu Dhabi for the World Pro tournament in 2012! Long Nguyen took 3rd place! Jared Dopp won gold in his weight division! Nick Foust won gold in his weight divi read more »

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