Rafael Lovato Jr nominated in the Ground and Pound Awards

The 6th annual “Ground and Pound Awards” from “Ground and Pound” has nominated Rafael Lovato Jr for Grappler of the Year. These awards also include nominations of “Best Fighter of the Year”, “Best Boxer of the Year”, “Cult Fighter of the Year” and others.  Congratulations to Rafael for this nomination. Be sure to vote!


2010 No-Gi World Championship Highlight

Check out this Highlight featuring the Lovato Competition Team. This highlight includes training and competition footage.


Rafael Lovato Jr and Justin Rader Interview

Check out this interview with the two time Black Belt World Champion Rafael Lovato Jr (’07 Gi Worlds, ’10 No-Gi Worlds) and the recently promoted Black Belt Featherweight Champion Justin Rader (’10 No-Gi Worlds). The interview contains a lot of history from the Oklahoma Martial Arts Academy – Lovato Jiu Jitsu – as well as [...]

Rafael Lovat Jr Omoplata App Menu

Rafael Lovato Jr’s App is NOW Available

Taken from Combs’ Blog: It is here!  Sweet! This much anticipated iTunes app (iPod, iPhone, iPad) was released by the Apple store last night.  As soon as I found out it was available I snatched it up (insert ‘Snatchin Yo People Up’ joke here).  Needless to say, I wasn’t disappointed.  Let’s start from the beginning. [...]

Rafael Lovato Jr and Justin Rader

Fightworks Podcast interviews Xande, Lovato Jr. and Rader

Fightworks Podcast has once again interviewed members of the RJJA: Xande Ribeiro, Rafael Lovato Jr, and Justin Rader. Caleb (fightworks podcast) starts off the interviews by talking with Xande about the recent release of his Instructional series (Blu-Ray and DVD) and his future plans.  If you don’t know, Xande and his brother Saulo are two [...]

Justin Rader and Rafael Lovato Jr - Black Belt No Gi World Champions

Lovato Jiu Jitsu Featured on The Oklahoma Daily

Two of Lovato’s Martial Arts  instructors were featured on the Home Page of The Oklahoma Daily.  Head Instructor and Owner Rafael Lovato Jr. and Black Belt Justin Rader were recently interviewed by Ryan Gerbosi about their experiences at the 2010 No Gi World Championships where they both came home with the Gold Medal in their [...]

Justin Rader Celebrating his 2010 No Gi World Championship

New Black Belt Justin Rader wins big at the 2010 No Gi World Championship

Justin Rader Celebrates his 2010 No Gi Black Belt Championship with Coach Xande Ribeiro – Picture by John Lamonica Newly promoted Lovato Black Belt Justin Rader has been on a tear!  Since receiving his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt from Rafael Lovato Jr in August, Rader (as he is usually called) has already won two [...]

2010 No-gi World Champion - Rafael Lovato Jr

Rafael Lovato Jr is close to releasing his Omoplata App

Rafael Lovato Jr has confirmed that his highly anticipated Omoplata App is in it’s final stages! This app is the first part of a three part series which will be all about the Omoplata position.