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Xande Ribeiro Stops by Lovato's BJJ OKC to Help With ADCC Training!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 14, 2013
One of the greatest BJJ competitors of all time, Xande Ribeiro, flew to OKC to put the final touches on Team Lovato's ADCC 2013 training camp. Xande is one of few men to win the IBJJF Gi and No-Gi Worlds at black belt, as well as winning the ADCC. Xande also led an amazing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu  read more »

Lovato's BJJ OKC Master and Seniors Worlds 2013 Results

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The Lovato Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team from OKC ( had 6 competitors represent at the IBJJF ( Master and Seniors Worlds this year and they left with 3 medals! Professor Rafael Lovato Sr. was able to bring home the bronze medal in his Black  read more »

New Lovato's OKC BJJ & Muay Thai Promotions!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Congratulations to everyone who recently tested in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai! We are very proud of everyone's performance! Yellow Belt Michael Coppock Shak Nemovi Shaina Post Fang Zhou Amy Kennedy Brad Gatlin Green Belt Alan Michael Chow J read more »

Team Lovato BJJ OKC Road to ADCC 2013 Part 1 (Video)

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, September 17, 2013
As you all know, Team Lovato will be sending 4 representatives to this year's ADCC in Beijing, China! Three of those competitors train at our headquarters in Oklahoma City; Rafael Lovato Jr., Justin Rader, and Jared Dopp. James Puopolo runs his own academy in Oregon. In honor of being the big read more »

Listen to What People Are Saying About Lovato's BJJ & MMA in Oklahoma City (Video)!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Have you heard what people are saying about Lovato's? Watch these testimonials and learn what it's like to be a part of Oklahoma City's premier martial arts academy!  read more »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Justin Rader vs Denny Prokopos Video!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, July 26, 2013
Check out the video of Justin Rader's super fight with Denny Prokopos at the Midwest Submission Challenge in St. Louis, MO. Rader met Prokopos on June 15th and submitted Denny after 11 minutes of action with a short-arm D'arce.  read more »

Team Lovato OKC Gets Another Purple Belt!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Bobby Dhimmar was promoted to purple belt by Rafael Lovato Jr. ( on Monday night, since he was unable to attend the most recent belt testing. He is our newest purple belt and a welcome addition to the ranks. Bobby competes regularly and has done very well at blue belt,  read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr. Adds Two New Black Belts to Team Lovato!!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 15, 2013
The Adamson brothers, who run BJJ Seaside ( in Oregon, received their black belts from Rafael Lovato Jr. ( this weekend! Nathan and Zach Adamson have been running their own academy and coaching their students, while competing in the biggest tournamen read more »

Lovato BJJ OKC Promotes 7 New Blue Belts!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, June 24, 2013
It's the middle of the year and Lovato's had their biggest belt promotion of the year. Four new yellow belts were promoted: Justin Howard Jose Roman Jose De Leon James Kinzie Seven new orange belts were promoted: Sara Thomas Jonathan Morales Daniel Lam read more »

OKC BJJ Professor Lovato Jr. Metamoris Pro Countdown Video

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, June 04, 2013
This Sunday, June 9th, Metamoris ( will hold their second event ever at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. BJJ ( World Champion Rafael Lovato Jr. ( was invited to compete once again, this time against fellow World Champ read more »

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At Lovato’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, I like the fact that the instructors and students compete in numerous national and international competitions. Through their experiences, they are able to pass along technical knowledge that is both practical and effective.... read more
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