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Team Lovato OKC BJJ Competes in IBJJF Austin Open

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, July 26, 2015
The weekend has finally come to an end & we would like to congratulate all our students who competed at the IBJJF Austin Open! Win or lose, there was tons of heart & amazing performances from each & every one of our competitors. Here's the list of athletes that took home some hardwar read more »

Adult OKC BJJ Belt and Stripe Promotions for July

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, July 18, 2015
*Pictured above, Professors Rafael Lovato Jr & Justin Rader with newly earned belt promotions for July Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts sends a heartfelt congratulations to all our students who tested & earned their next rank in our Adult Jiu Ji read more »


Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, July 14, 2015
*Pictured above, dubbed "The Four Horsemen" Sensei Xande, Professor Lovato Jr, Professor Rader, & Jared Dopp will compete at ADCC Sau Paulo. Photo credit: Victor Cantu Photography You may or may not have heard the news but looking to take the gold in Sao Paulo, Brasil on August 29th read more »

OKC Based BJJ Black Belt Wins Double Gold in Brazil

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, June 25, 2015
After coming off of a nine month injury, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr decided to step back on the mats not only get back into his competition mode but to kick off his ADCC training camp. What better place for him to do that than in Brazil where he will be looking to take gold at this year's ADCC.  read more »


Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, June 20, 2015
This weekend saw an incredible showing of technique & heart by our Adult & Kids BJJ programs! We had a large number of students take the challenge to compete at the New Breed Ultimate Challenge. Both the adult & kids Brazilian jiu jitsu programs achieved the Overall Team Titles for t read more »

Xande Ribeiro Visits Lovatos OKC BJJ for Metamoris Camp & Teaches Seminar

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, May 02, 2015
*Pictured above Sensei Xande Ribeiro at Lovato's BJJ & MMA teaching a side control escape seminar Sensei Xande Ribeiro is back on the mats in Oklahoma City, this time to end his training camp with Professor Rafael Lovato Jr, Professor Justin Rader, Jared Dopp, & the rest of the  read more »

OKC Team Lovato MMA Represented at Smoke & Guns 2 Charity Event

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, April 25, 2015
Smoke & Guns is a non profit organization that holds an annual one night charity MMA & Boxing event that pits the best of Oklahoma's local heroes, firefighters & police officers, to battle in the cage to raise money for the Oklahoma Firefighters Burn Camp & Special Olympics Oklah read more »

OKC BJJ Team Lovato Represents at Pan Ams 2015

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, March 16, 2015
After a very tough week of ups & downs, the IBJJF Pan American Championships have come to an end. We at Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA would like to first say how proud we are of the diligence, hard work, sacrifice, & heart that was displayed from our competitors. There were many reall read more »

OKC Martial Arts School Dominate BJJ Tournament in Oklahoma

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, March 14, 2015
*Pictured above is our Adult BJJ Program competitors, as well as Professor Justin Rader & Coach Austin Adkins We would like to congratulate all of our Team Lovato's students both the kids & the adults that competed at the American Grappling Federation tournament held in No read more »

Ginastica Natural Creator Alvaro Romano Teaches Seminar at Lovatos in OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Despite the extreme weather we had been experiencing, Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA was able to host Ginastica Natural creator Professor Alvaro Romano. He taught a remarkable seminar that was easily understandable and immediately effective for those of all skill & body type. If you'r read more »

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