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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 »

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 »

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