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OKC Based BJJ Black Belt Wins Invite to 2017 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Professor Justin Rader has been putting in work, fresh off his Legacy FC 62 Pro MMA victory just a couple weeks ago has just continued with such great momentum leading into this past weekend where he was able to secure the Gold medal in the -66kg category at the ADCC East Coast trials in Bayvill read more »

Lovato OK BJJ Students Compete at IBJJF No Gi World Championships 2016

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, November 07, 2016
A lot of competitors start to taper down their training towards the end of the year as the list of competitions starts to slow down, but we had a small group of Team Lovato Warriors who took on the challenge to compete at the IBJJF No Gi World Championships held in San Francisco, CA! It was an i read more »

Black Belt World Champion Tarsis Humphreys Teaches Seminar at Lovatos Plus BJJ Belt Promotions

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, July 10, 2016
We've had an amazing weekend here at Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts. Starting off with having none other than BJJ Black Belt World Champion, Tarsis Humphreys spend some time on our mats not only to prepare Professor Rafael Lovato Jr on his upcoming Main Event Sup read more »

OKC BJJ Team Lovato Purple Belt Dominates at IBJJF No Gi Worlds

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, November 08, 2015
This past weekend we had two groups of Team Lovato warriors competing, one group led by Professor Rafael Lovato Jr traveled to Houston, TX to compete at the UAEJJ Abu Dhabi Pro Trials (check out our other article to learn about the results of this tournament) & the other led by newly promote read more »

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 »

OKC BJJ Team Lovato and Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Dominates IBJJF Master Worlds

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, September 26, 2015
*Pictured above: Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu with both the Male & Female Team Titles, photo credit: Victor Cantu Photography Our great news keeps on coming, as we have just gotten the final results from the IBJJF Master Worlds! We had several students take the challenge to compete in Las Vega 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 »

Team Lovato Competes in 2014 Master World Championship IBJJF

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, November 08, 2014
The 2014 Master World Championships has come to an end. Team Lovato left OKC in force and fought with technique & character; we are very proud. The final results are as follows: Brown Belts: Coach Jesse Sunderman- Silver Coach Shiloh Roberts- double Bronze B read more »

OKC BJJ Brown Belt wins World No-Gi Gold

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, October 09, 2014
Huge congrats to Jared Dopp ( for becoming the newest Brown Belt Division IBJJF No-Gi World Champion. This is his third No-Gi title in a row, jumping a belt each year. Jared is an exceptional stud 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 »

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