News and Information

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Team Lovato ADCC Camp Reinforcements!

Team Lovato: Jared Dopp, James Puopolo, Rafael Lovato Jr., & Justin Rader The Team Lovato ADCC Camp has been going strong for a month already and things couldn't be going better! Team ..

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Watch Team Lovato's Road to ADCC China!

Check out the video below to see Rafael Lovato Jr ( and his students, Justin Rader (, Jared Dopp ( ..

Monday, July 08, 2013

Team Lovato Will Make History at the 2013 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships

At this years ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships ( held in China, Team Lovato will be represented in 4 out of the 5 male weight classes and will become t ..

Monday, March 04, 2013

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt James Puopolo Wins ADCC Trials in Ohio!

James Puopolo, instructor at Salem-Kizer Brazilian Jiujitsu ( in Oregon, won the ADCC trials at the Arnold Classic this weekend to secure his spot at the 2013 ADCC. That make ..

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Americans in BJJ Video!

Check out this video of Rafael Lovato Jr. with his 2nd Black Belt, James Puopolo, having a conversation about Americans in BJJ and what it takes to become a successful Black Belt and ways that you ..

Monday, March 26, 2012

Rafael Lovato Jr. Wraps Up Oregon Seminars & Heads to 2012 Pan!

Professor Rafael with his NW reps - Ben Baxter, Zach Adamson, Nate Adamson, James Puopolo Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. completed his last week of training before the 2012 IBJJF (htt ..

Friday, March 02, 2012

Team Lovato Has An Amazing Weekend in 4 Different Citites!!

Professor Rafael Lovato Jr.'s team had an incredible weekend at the end of February, capturing titles and making noise in 4 different cities spread across the US! This includes Lovato Black  ..

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

2011 No-Gi World Championships This Weekend!

The 2011 No-Gi World Championships are taking place this weekend at the Pyramid in Long Beach, California. This will be the 5th installment of this World Competition and Rafael Lovato  ..

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Rafael Lovato Jr. Teaches Seminars and Promotes 2nd Black Belt!!

Since ADCC, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr has been busy teaching seminars across the world including Dublin, Ireland, Houston, Texas, and Portland, Oregon. In Oregon, Rafael spent the  ..

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lovato Jr. will be joined by two students at ADCC!

Rafael Lovato Jr. will be making his 3rd appearance at the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships this year! Last time, in 2009, Rafael earned 4th place, but received an injury in his ..