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OKC Team Lovato Promotes 3 New BJJ Black Belts

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, October 06, 2015
An incredible event took place last night on the mats at Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts. The evening started with an All Ranks BJJ class ran by Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. We had all our mat spaces packed with students coming to learn the amazing techniques taugh read more »

Team Lovato Blue Belt Aaron McKenzie Victorious in Pro MMA Debut at ExciteFight

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, September 26, 2015
In addition to all the great news we've been having, Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA's very own Aaron McKenzie saw his Professional MMA debut September 26th at the Thunderbird Casino hosted by ExciteFight MMA. For those of you who may not know, Aaron came to us already as a mixed martial arts f read more »

OKC BJJ Team Lovato Competes in IBJJF Dallas Open

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, September 20, 2015
*Pictured above: Dylan Nguyen - 2nd Place (left photo), Professor Rader & Vinny Saenz - 1st Place (top photo), Dallas Niles & Jared Dopp close out Brown Ultra Heavy (bottom right photo) After an incredible weekend of competition, we have finally come to an end for the IB 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 »

Team Lovato Adult & Kids Team Successful at BJJ Tournament in OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, August 08, 2015
Team Lovato is proud to announce that this past weekend we've had an incredible performance at the American Grappling Federation Oklahoma City Open in downtown Oklahoma City, in the spectacular Cox Convention Center! Both our Adult BJJ program as well as our Lovato's Children & Teens Warrior read more »

OKC Based BJJ Black Belt Interview Featured in Latest Edition of Gracie Mag

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, August 01, 2015
*Pictured above: Professor Rafael Lovato Jr's interview in Gracie Mag If you haven't seen yet, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr was recently interviewed for August's edition of Gracie Mag. In this article, he discusses his road to recovery in addition to his return into the competitio read more »

Adult OKC BJJ Belt and Stripe Promotions for July

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, July 18, 2015
*Pictured above, Professors Rafael Lovato Jr & Justin Rader with newly earned belt promotions for July Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts sends a heartfelt congratulations to all our students who tested & earned their next rank in our Adult Jiu Ji 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 »

OKC Based BJJ Black Belt Wins Double Gold in Brazil

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, June 25, 2015
After coming off of a nine month injury, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr decided to step back on the mats not only get back into his competition mode but to kick off his ADCC training camp. What better place for him to do that than in Brazil where he will be looking to take gold at this year's ADCC.  read more »


Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, June 20, 2015
This weekend saw an incredible showing of technique & heart by our Adult & Kids BJJ programs! We had a large number of students take the challenge to compete at the New Breed Ultimate Challenge. Both the adult & kids Brazilian jiu jitsu programs achieved the Overall Team Titles for t read more »

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