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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 »

Team Lovato Oklahoma City BJJ Worlds 2013 Results!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, June 03, 2013
What a crazy weekend! The 2013 World Tournament was a roller coaster ride, but Team Lovato was able to come home with some hardware. Kyle Cox from Salem-Kizer Jiu-Jitsu Academy ( was able to take 3rd place at white belt in his first trip to Worlds! Hannah Katharina  read more »

Watch Rafael's New I Make History BJJ Highlight Video!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, May 24, 2013
A new highlight video of Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts' head instructor, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. was just released! This highlight follows Rafael's career since he was a just a child and leads up to his most recent victory at the Brazilian Nationals, where  read more »

Team Lovato Jiu Jitsu OKC Kids and Adults Put on a Show in Arlington, TX

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, May 23, 2013
Professor Justin Rader lead our kids at another successful tournament in Arlington, TX on May 18th. Here are the official results from the Torque tournament: Cache Haggard - Teen BJJ White/Yellow Belt 120-134.9lbs 2nd Place and Teen No-Gi Beginner 120-134.9lbs 3rd Place Blaise  read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr. Documentary Trailer!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Rafael Lovato Jr. will soon be releasing a documentary of his life in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu titled Lovato: Building a Legacy. The documentary will follow his career, achievements, becoming the first father and son Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts, and all the big events of 2012!  read more »

Team Lovato Kid's Jiu-Jitsu in OKC Has Another Great Performance!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, March 18, 2013
Professor Justin Rader and Coach Austin Adkins took the kid's competition team to another tournament and, once again, produced amazing results! Team Lovato had 20 kids make the trip and brought 20 medals! Some of the competitors were able to leave with two medals and close out divisions with t read more »

Team Lovato Kids Martial Arts Oklahoma City Dominates at NAGA Tournament!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Professor Justin Rader and Coach Austin Adkins took a team of 17 Total kids to the NAGA Tournament in Tulsa, OK this past weekend. Between all competitors they earned 13 Gold Medals, 7 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals. Jacob Absher - Gi Division Champion Josiah Absher - Gi Division Cha read more »

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