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OKC Based BJJ Black Belt Dominates at IBJJF Master World Championship

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, August 28, 2016
Pictured above: Coach John McCowen with the Silver Medal at the IBJJF Master World 2016 Championships Such an incredible week has come to an end here at the IBJJF Master World Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada! We had a very strong group of competitors take the challenge to compete a read more »

Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA Voted Best Martial Arts Training in Oklahoma City

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, March 11, 2016
*Pictured above: Lovato's BJJ & MMA's award for Best Martial Arts Training in Oklahoma City 2016 Some exciting news just came in this week as Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA has been recognized as OKC's number one Martial Arts School, voted the Best Martial Arts Training in Oklaho read more »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Brown Belt Earns the Silver Medal at ADCC World Championships

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, August 30, 2015
*Pictured above: Jared Dopp receiving the 2nd Place trophy in the +99kg division at ADCC Sao Paulo What an incredible weekend displaying the highest levels of submission grappling, the ADCC competition in Sao Paulo has finally come to an end. We are so very proud of all our Team read more »

BJJ Black Belt Braulio Estima Inverted Triangle & Kimura Seminar at Lovato BJJ MMA in OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, August 15, 2015
We at Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts are always focused on being able to teach & give the highest levels of knowledge to our students. Today was an incredible day for our school in Oklahoma City, OK as we were able to host Professor Braulio Estima & have  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 »

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 »

New Year Sign Up Special at Lovatos MMA in OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, January 03, 2015
A new year means a new set of goals! Whether those goals are to lose weight, enroll your child or children in martial arts, learn self defense, or just have fun in a proactive environment Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts has the tools to help you achieve each and eve read more »

Xande Ribeiro teaches OKC BJJ students

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Professor Xande Ribeiro ( will be visiting Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Oklahoma City, OK on September 24th to hold a seminar. Professor Xande Ribeiro is a 6 time World Champion IBJJF Blackbelt in Jiu-Jitsu. Lovat read more »

OKC BJJ Instructor Makes Top 10 All Time Heavyweight Fighters

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, June 13, 2014
OKC BJJ ( Instructor Makes Top 10 All Time Heavyweight Fighters List. Professor Rafael Lovato Jr is ranked number 7 on the All Time Heavyweight BJJ Fighters. This list includes fellow University of Jiu Jitsu ( Heavyweights Sens read more »

Lovato's BJJ OKC Road to ADCC Pt. 3 Video

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The time has come and Team Lovato is on their way to the 2013 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships ( in Beijing, China! Team Lovato is making more history as they are the largest American team to ever be represented at the ADCC World Championships, which is consi read more »

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