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OKC BJJ Team Lovato Takes On IBJJF Houston Open

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, February 10, 2015
We at Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA are so proud of our team's performance last weekend at the Houston Open! Here is a list of individual results for our team, with 27 competitors, we took home 30 medals! Jaison Poole - Bronze White Belt Jeff Roden - Bronze White Belt Nathan Smith - B read more »

OKC Adult Jiu Jitsu Belt Promotions for January

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, January 31, 2015
January has been an incredible month at Lovato’s Academy of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial arts! We are proud of our newly promoted Adult Jiu Jitsu students, each and every one of them has put in diligent work and earned their new ranks. Great job everyone, we are ver 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 »

OKC BJJ Instructor Earns the #3 Best Submission in MMA for 2014

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, December 31, 2014
AXS TV Fights awarded Oklahoma City-based BJJ Blackbelt, Professor Raphael Lovato Jr. the #3 Best Submission of 2014 for his remarkable Pro MMA Debut performance at Legacy 35. Congrats Professor, everyone at Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA and Hyena Muay Thai are very proud of all your har read more »

OKC Kids Martial Arts Team Victorious at BJJ Tournament

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, December 13, 2014
Our Lovato's Children & Teen Warriors Program took the challenge to compete in Sapulpa, OK and came out victorious winning both the Kids Gi & No Gi Titles which allowed them to win the Kids Overall Team Title at the American Grappling Federation Nationals Tournament! We at L read more »

Team Lovato BJJ OKC Road to ADCC 2013 Part 2 (Video)

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, October 04, 2013
The second episode of our 3 part series "The Road to ADCC 2013" has been released! Team Lovato starts to feel the effects of all the training and James Puopolo arrives for a week of intense training with the rest of the team. Enjoy all the action!  read more »

Former UFC Fighter and ADCC Champion, Vinny Magalhaes, Training at Lovato's BJJ OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, October 02, 2013
You might recognize Vinny Magalhaes ( from his time on The Ultimate Fighter ( or while he was fighting for the UFC ( Vinny is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and is the 2011 ADCC champion in 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 »

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 Becomes the Largest American Team To Go to ADCC!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 08, 2013
With the recent invite received by Justin Rader Team Lovato now has 4 representatives at the 2013 ADCC World Submission Grappling Championships. Rafael Lovato Jr. received his invitation earlier this year, while James Puopolo and Jared Dopp both won their divisions at the North American Trials read more »

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