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Awesome Highlight Video of Team Lovato!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, December 24, 2010
Check out this incredible video of Team Lovato at the 2010 No-Gi World Championships! Team Lovato made history at this event with Rafael Lovato Jr. and Justin Rader both winning their Black Belt divisions and capturing 9 medals overall.  read more »

Interview with the 2010 Black Belt No-Gi World Champions, Rafael Lovato Jr. & Justin Rade

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Saturday, December 18, 2010
Interview with the 2010 Black Belt No-Gi World Champions, Rafael Lovato Jr ( & Justin Rader ( Rafael Lovato Jr. and Justin Rader made history as the teacher and student duo became part of the few American Black Belt No-Gi World Champions read more »

Great article by Rafael Lovato Jr.

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, December 16, 2010
Check out this article ( two time World Champion, Rafael Lovato Jr., wrote about keeping a training journal. It is a very good read! read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu iTunes App Now Available!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The wait is over! The highly anticipated BJJ instructional iTunes application by Rafael Lovato Jr. has been released! This app is the first of a three part series which focuses on the Omoplata technique. In the first series, Rafael details some different set-ups and grips that you can use to achi read more »

Lovato's gets a German visitor!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, December 13, 2010
Lovato's School of Brazilian JIu-JItsu was very happy to have BJJ brown belt, Johannes Wieth, spend nearly two weeks training with us here in Oklahoma City. Johannes is Germany's most accomplished Brazilian JIu-Jitsu competitor having won the World Championships as a purple belt. Johannes read more »

Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Association Annual Tournament Highlight

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, December 09, 2010
Check out the highlight video about the 2010 RJJA Annual that was hosted here in Oklahoma City by Rafael Lovato Jr. It was an awesome weekend with over 15 black belts coming here to meet and exchange techniques and ideas. There was also a tournament with all the best athletes in the Ribeiro Jiu-Ji read more »

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 »

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