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Lovato's Academy Staff & Instructors

Rafael Lovato Jr.

Head Instructor & Competition Team Coach
2nd Degree Black Belt

Rafael Lovato Sr.

Instructor - Founder of Lovato's Academy
2nd Degree Black Belt

Justin Rader

Assistant Instructor | Wrestling | Warriors Instructor
Black Belt

Robert Harper

Assistant Instructor
Brown Belt

Travis Serna

Assistant Instructor
Brown Belt | Judo Black Belt

James Head

Muay Thai/Boxing Instructor
Purple Belt

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Starting my training at Lovatos was without a doubt one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life. I was 22 years old, overweight, and pretty unhappy with myself and looking to change that. I always wanted to do martial arts since I was young, but never had the chance. I started at Lo... read more