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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 »

Cool Graciemag article on Professor Rafael Lovato Jr!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, November 17, 2011
Graciemag has long been the top monthly publication of brazilian jiu jitsu and professor Rafael Lovato Jr has been the source of many articles over the years, check out the latest one featuring our awesome professor commenting on his second No Gi World Championship title. RAFAEL LOVATO  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 »

Watch Professors Lovato Jr and Justin Rader compete this week in England!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, September 21, 2011
This week in England is a special week, it is the 2011 installment of the ADCC which happens to be the absolute most prestigious submission wrestling tournament in the entire World with the top grapplers in the World fighting only through earning a spot through one of the trial  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 »

Incredible Xande Seminar and ADCC Prep

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The past week at Lovato's was spent with one of the most incredible legends of brazilian jiu jitsu, Xande Ribeiro. Xande came down for two reasons, first off to teach all the students at Lovato's some incredible jiu jitsu! Xande has such a powerful and simplistic style of classi 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 »

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