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Rafael Lovato Jr. & Justin Rader featured in the new Gracie Magazine!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Hot off the press, the new Gracie Mag (, issue #165, is in stores and features some great pics and write up about the 2010 No-Gi World Championships. You can read about the Championship campaigns of Lovato's head instructor, Rafael Lovato Jr., and Lovato's assistant instru read more »

Podcast with Rafael Lovato Jr. & Justin Rader

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Check out the new Fightworks Podcast featuring Rafael Lovato Jr. & Justin Rader. Rafael & Rader discuss their recent success at the 2010 No-Gi World Championships where they made history as American teacher & student Black Belt World Champions ( read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr Performs the UFC Submission of the Night!

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Thursday, December 02, 2010
From Rafael Lovato Jr's Martial Arts ( Blog ( Less than two weeks ago was UFC 123 Rampage vs Machida (, and if you watche read more »

Tribute to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Check out this awesome video which pays tribute to the beautiful art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! In the video you can see clips of Rafael Lovato Jr., as well as Saulo & Xande Ribeiro.  read more »

Lovato Jiu Jitsu Featured in The Oklahoma Daily

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Friday, November 19, 2010
( Ryan Gerbosi Friday, November 19, 2010 Justin Rader, health science graduate student, knows what it takes to succeed. He has a bachelor’s in health and exercise science from  read more »

Rafael visits Oregon and hands out new belts

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Monday, November 15, 2010
Rafael Lovato Jr has been in Oregon since the No-Gi World Championships on Nov. 7th. He started his week by visiting the team in Oregon; James Puopolo (, Ben Baxter ( read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr Featured on GracieMag!

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Friday, November 12, 2010
Head Instructor and owner of Lovato's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Rafael Lovato Jr ( was featured on ( From GracieMag: Rafael Lavato, a Saulo and Xande Ribeiro team black belt, overcame heavyweight opponents read more »

Gracie Magazine Article about Rafael Jr. & Rader!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Gracie Magazine wrote a nice article about the special accomplishments of Rafael Lovato Jr. and Justin Rader at the 2010 No-Gi World Championships last weekend. You can read the article here ( read more »

2010 IBJJF No-Gi World Championships

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Monday, November 08, 2010
This past weekend in Long Beach, CA a group of the Lovato Jiu Jitsu team ( competed in the 2010 No-Gi World Championships ( The team has been training very hard leading up to this tou read more »

James Head is headed to Las Vegas for TUF tryouts

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Thursday, November 04, 2010
James Head ( is currently in Las Vegas at the tryouts for the reality television show "The Ultimate FIghter (" produced by the UFC ( The UFC is the top organization in Mixed Martial Arts ( read more »

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