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Rafael Lovato Jr.: “Jiu-Jitsu Taught Me How To Stay Positive”

Image Credits: GrappleCulture To start winning – both in BJJ and life alike – it won’t be enough to learn the moves and the techniques. Rather, you’ll need to develop a positive, go-get-it...

Rafael Lovato Jr.: “As Long As You Keep Showing Up, You Can Do Anything”

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Sure, there are many lessons out there that can (and will) be learned as you walk along, but what is the greatest...

Rafael Lovato Jr. Talks Retirement from IBJJF Competition: “I Feel Like I Have So Much To Say”

Rafael Lovato Jr. has retired from IBJJF competition at the last, 2022 World Championships. Some days have passed since, before Lovato decided to voice his thoughts and emotions about the...

Rafael Lovato Jr. & Xande Ribeiro Retire From IBJJF Competition

The 2022 IBJJF World Championships have been emotional, and not just because of the results. Rather, it’s also because two legends decided to retire from IBJJF, gi-oriented competition –...

Rafael Lovato Jr.: “There’s No Winning Or Losing In Training, Only Learning & Improving”

BJJ students often focus on “how well they’re doing in training”, but are focused on the wrong things. Namely, their rate of success is directly related to how many times...

IBJJF European Championships: Rafael Lovato Jr. Wins First European Title at 38 Years Old

This year has started off with a bang! The 2022 IBJJF European Championships (February 15-20), which took place in Rome (Italy), were extraordinarily exciting… With the “cherry on...

Raw Grappling Championship: Rafael Lovato Jr. Beats Adam Wardzinski

The first edition of the Raw Grappling Championship took place last Sunday, November 14, in London. The event featured a lot of local blue and purple belt match-ups, as well as a black belt grand...

Rafael Lovato Jr.: “I Have 346 Matches as a BJJ Black Belt”

One of the most important things you could do for your BJJ progress is to compete as much as possible. Gaining plenty of competition experience at each belt level will spotlight the things you need...

F2W 180 Results: Rafael Lovato Jr. Keeps the No Gi Title

The Fight To Win (F2W) 180 event was stacked with exciting matches! In the main event – the No Gi light heavyweight title match – Rafael Lovato Jr. got the win against Gabriel Arges. And...

Fight To Win 177: Rafael Lovato Jr. Faces Alexandro Ceconi

Image Credit: Fight To Win (Instagram) Rafael Lovato Jr. is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend. He is a black belt under Carlos Machado and the most accomplished American Jiu-Jitsu athlete of his...