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Lovato Jiu-Jitsu OK Team Heading to the 2012 BJJ No-Gi World Championships this weekend!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 29, 2012
Professors Rafael & Rader with their Gold Medals in 2010 The 2012 IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi World Championships ( are being held this weekend at the Pyramid in Long Beach, California! No-Gi is a term to describe Jiu-Jitsu competition without the traditional  read more »

OKC Jiu-Jitsu Instructor, Rafael Lovato, submits Gracie at Metamoris Pro!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Professor Lovato after he got the submission victory! This past Sunday was a very historic day for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The very first Metamoris Pro event took place, matching the top BJJ athletes in the World against each other, and it was an amazing show with many spectacu read more »

OKC Martial Arts Instructor, Rafael Lovato, Countdown Show for Match Against Gracie!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 08, 2012
Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA's own head instructor, Rafael Lovato Jr., will be facing Kayron Gracie, son of Carlos Gracie Jr., at a huge BJJ event in San Diego this Sunday! Professor Lovato Jr. is America's most accomplished BJJ fighter and he will once again be looking to ma read more »

Awesome week of Muay Thai and MMA Training with Professor Mauricio of Evolucao Thai!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, August 02, 2012
Trainer of champions and creator of Evolucao Thai, Professor Mauricio Veio, once again visited Oklahoma City to teach and train at Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA. Professor Mauricio is a Muay Thai Black Belt from the famous Chute Boxe team in Brazil and he is the creator of the Evoluca read more »

Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. Inducted into the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, July 26, 2012
Professor Rafael receiving his induction into the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame! Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA head instructor, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr., was inducted into the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri on July 21st. Once a year, some of the bi read more »

Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. Launches First Instructional Series!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Screen shot of Professor Rafael's new digital instructional series The long heavily anticipated wait for an instructional series from Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. is finally over! The Gi & No-Gi Black Belt World Champion will be sharing all of his competition test read more »

Team Lovato Brings Home Hardware from the World BJJ Championships!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. with the victory! The 2012 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship was the largest World Championship to date, with over 2,600 competitors from all around the World competing for the most prestigious title in BJJ over the course of 4 days! Team Lov read more »

Team Lovato headed to the 2012 BJJ World Championships!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The 2012 World BJJ Championships ( start this Thursday at the Pyramid, in Long Beach, California, and Team Lovato has been hard at work training for the biggest event of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu season! In the video above, you can get an inside peak at just ho read more »

Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. Wins at World Jiu-Jitsu Expo!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, May 16, 2012
In a tight and very technical match, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. was victorious over Lucas Leite by a score of 2-0 in their super fight at the very first World Jiu-Jitsu Expo! This was the first time the two top competitors, who both happen to be Gi & No-Gi Black Belt World Champion read more »

Watch Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. Compete Live at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, May 11, 2012
Originally slated to face Kayron Gracie, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. will now face former World Champion, Lucas Leite, after Kayron Gracie was forced to pull out due to injury. Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. is very happy to have this opportunity to compete at the very first World  read more »

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