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2011 BJJ World Championships Now in Progress!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, June 02, 2011
Team Lovato is currently in Long Beach, California competing at the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament on the planet, the BJJ World Championships. The IBJJF World Championships started in 1996 and were held in Rio de Janeiro every year, until 2007 when the tournament moved to the Pyramid, read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr. Featured on Gracie Magazine Website and Blog!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, May 30, 2011
Rafael Lovato Jr. has been getting a lot of press lately. Along with the strong performances Rafael has been putting on this year, he has also led his team to some great results, and expanded the Lovato Jiu-JItsu and Mixed Martial Arts headquarters in Oklahoma City. The famous Gracie Ma read more »

Amazing week of training at Lovato's!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, May 29, 2011
(Picture of James Head UFC training session with Rafael Lovato Jr., Xande Ribeiro, and Mauricio Veio) Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts is dedicated to providing its students with the best instruction and training as possible! Besides for the World Clas read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr. Featured in European BJJ Magazine!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The brand new European BJJ magazine, Jiu-Jitsu Style, has been getting a lot of notice since it's launch in April. The magazine is very high quality and has many great articles, techniques, and interviews with Jiu-Jitsu greats. In their second issue, Jiu-Jitsu Style, has a featur read more »

Watch this Amazing BJJ Match featuring Rafael Lovato Jr!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, May 07, 2011
Rafael Lovato Jr. is the only American to have won the BJJ Pan-American Championships in the adult Black Belt category. In 2008, after what was referred to as the greatest match of the tournament and one of the best of all times, Rafael was able to capture his 3rd Black Belt Pan-American title. Watc read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr. invited to compete at the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, May 07, 2011
The 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships will take place September 24th & 25th, in Nottingham, England. This competition is considered the Olympics of Submission Wrestling, taking place only once every two years. The 16 competitors, in each of the 5 weight classes, ar read more »

Check out this technique video from Rafael Lovato Jr!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, May 05, 2011
Rafael Lovato Jr. always tries to keep his fans happy and recently Rafael released a new technique video for his facebook fans, check it out! Become a fan of Rafael and like his facebook fan page here (! 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 »

Watch Rafael Lovato Jr. win the Abu Dhabi World Pro No-Gi Championships

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Check out the 92 kg division finals between, Lovato's head instructor, Rafael Lovato Jr. and Rodolfo Viera, at the Abu Dhabi World Pro No-Gi Championships last weekend. Rodolfo is one of Brazil's rising stars and was the absolute champion at the event. This marks the 3rd World title Rafael Lovato  read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr wins the Abu Dhabi World Pro No-Gi Championships

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Sunday, April 10, 2011
Head Instructor of Lovato's Mixed Martial Arts, Rafael Lovato Jr was in Abu Dhabi this past weekend for the Abu Dhabi Pro World No-Gi Championships. Rafael fought very well defeating 3 opponents including the Absolute champion, Rodolfo Viera 4 x 2 and 2010 World Champion, Bernardo Faria. Goo read more »

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