(405) 466-5255
4419 NW 50th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Lovato Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts

Spark the adventure of self-discovery, empowerment,
and unlimited potential while getting in great shape!

Welcome to Lovato Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts

The 5 Life-Changing Gifts of Martial Arts For Kids


Bet you thought our Oklahoma City martial arts school was just a super cool place to get fit and learn self-defense... the truth is it's so much more.

As you get physically fit, you’ll also experience some changes most of our students are NOT prepared for. Especially our younger students. They are absolutely blown away by the subtle changes that happen when you train in our programs.

Below are a handful of those life-changing experiences people walk away with. We can’t wait to hear what kind of positive experiences you can add to the list as well!

#1 More Confidence

One of the first things both children AND adults notice when training with us is a big boost in confidence. And it makes sense when you think about it.

After all, martial arts is challenging. Yet when you persevere in the face of challenge, and come out on top, you realize you're stronger and more capable than you thought.

Realizing that makes you feel more confident. You feel more sure of your ability to handle whatever other challenges life throws your way.

This goes for kids, too. Their confidence boosts quickly as well.

#2 Increased Focus & Mental Clarity

Since the techniques are new, they require your full attention. As you concentrate hard on listening to the instructor, following along with what they taught you, and then remembering what you learned when you get home...

...the intense concentration starts to naturally flow. It pours into all other areas of your life including work, school, and even other activities and sports you do for fun.

Adults are able to focus better at work, reaching goals easier while kids report doing better in school all around.

#3 Head to Toe Fitness

Each class is jam-packed with fun and challenging exercises. But because you're so focused on practicing the moves, and having a blast, you hardly notice it. Before you know it, the class is over, and not only did you learn exciting martial arts, you just got a great workout, too! 

Being physically fit also increases energy, attention span and improves your self-esteem.

#4 Community Closeness

We're a tight-knit group here. And our members and instructors are all about support and friendship. We provide the kind of environment that fosters friendship, encouragement, and motivation to be your best.

Your classmates will cheer you on when you master your new tasks because they know how hard you’ve worked for it. Now extend that mindset into a wide network of martial artists, practicing, struggling, seeing improvements, and accomplishing great things just like you.

There's a reason Martial Artists typically greet each other as "brother" or "sister" and it's so gratifying to see that camaraderie between students.

#5 More Fun Than You Can Imagine

Working out and having fun? You bet! Our classes are a blast! Martial arts is a way of life for us and we want you to have a successful life too. We work hard, but we play hard too.

Did you know that the average adult laughs only about 20 times per day? Our classes strive to make you a high achiever (and smile more) in every way - including your mental well-being.

Laughing and smiling are part of every class here, as are cheers and TONS of support.

So what do you say? Ready to give us a shot?

Just scroll up to the top of this page and click on the program that's right for your child.

You'll learn more, and have the chance to grab our amazing web special.

Or don't hesitate to give us a call if you're more comfortable signing up over the phone: (405) 466-5255

Looking forward to meeting you in person!

Rafael Lovato Jr

Rafael Lovato Jr
Lovato Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts
(405) 466-5255

Muay Thai is an extremely well-rounded and versatile form of kickboxing. It uses all of the standard kick and punch techniques of kickboxing, but adds in an array of elbow and knee strikes for even more power and opportunity.

These Oklahoma City Muay Thai classes will help you master all "eight" of your limbs: knees, elbows, fists, and feet. You'll also get a great blend of cardio and resistance workouts for a strong, toned body. Click now!

We mix a perfect blend of fun activities and games in all our kids martial art classes to keep kids' attention. But at the same time, we go beyond the traditional martial arts techniques to impart discipline and a deeper sense of respect to our students. As a result, kids become better-behaved everywhere they go and perform better in school. That's why parents are crazy about our classes too, not just their kids.

Kids of all ages love these martial art classes...they enjoy the fun activities and games while improving and learning new martial art techniques.

Our Oklahoma City Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) classes teach you how to handle yourself. No matter what your size is….or the size of your opponent!

Wrestling techniques, body leverage, and joint locking will show you how to level the playing field. Heart pumping cardio & circuit drills ensure you have what it takes to outlast any attack, better any opponent, or simply get in the best shape of your life! Powerful grappling and submission techniques will tone your body while friendly instructors guide you to successes.

If you wish to learn the best of Muay Thai, kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and tons of other self-defense techniques, our Oklahoma City Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) program has what it takes, and then some! Learn how best to use knees and elbows in striking ferocity from Muay Thai or how to utilize powerful techniques from kickboxing for punches and kicks.

Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques will help you master combat when standing up or laying on your back. You will have a better toned and conditioned body too through our powerful conditioning drills and exercises which will hep you gain lean muscle and great strength. Join our program today and learn more!

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Welcome to Lovato Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts! Lovato's has been in business for over 25 years, providing the residents of Oklahoma City with world-class martial arts instruction.

Started by Rafael Lovato Sr., the school began as an accredited Jeet Kune Do (JKD) school, focusing on Boxing, Thai Boxing, and Filipino Martial Arts, under former Bruce Lee student, Richard Bustillo. Rafael Lovato Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps and is now the full-time owner and operator of Lovato's, as well as being a world-class competitor, instructor, and coach.

Lovato’s was inspired by a love of the martial arts, particularly BJJ, and the desire to bring fitness, self-defense and valuable life skills into your life. Whether you’re 4 or 44, it’s not easy living in this crazy world these days, as we all face a lot of stress and pressure.

Learning martial arts and practicing modern self-defense techniques does AMAZING things for your body, body, and spirit. It gets your body in incredible shape, strengthens and empowers your mind and gives you the necessary tools to take full advantage of your unique gifts – no matter what age you are.

Our awesome instructors are excited to help you on your journey to martial arts and life success with every kick, punch and grappling technique you learn! Not only will every class challenge you, you’ll also have A LOT of FUN!

Our top-notch classes are designed to teach you how to do all this and more…

So, what’s it like here? Well, it’s as easy as 1-2-3 to remember because we’re focused on: 1) You and your FAMILY; 2) Your top FITNESS; and 3) Your self-defense and workout FUN. Where else can you get so many positive, empowering things without spending a fortune? Answer: Nowhere.

You should check out the AWESOME Web Special that’s going on right now! Not only is it an Amazing Deal, it also comes with our 100% Moneyback Guarantee! Classes fill up Fast, so be sure to reserve your spot Today!

Are you new to BJJ, MMA or nervous about starting? We LOVE beginners and there’s nothing to worry about at all! Our caring instructors are highly-trained and experienced and will make sure that not only will you feel safe, you’ll be safe. Your goals are our goals and we’ll help you accomplish them on your terms and at your pace.

Before you know it, your goals will become accomplishments… your imagination and ideas will increase… and your dreams will come true. All because of the exceptional martial arts training you’ll get at Lovato’s.

We can’t wait to train with you, watch you excel on the mats and experience success in ALL parts of your life!

Head Instructor: 

Rafael Lovato was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in June of 1983. Following the influence of his father, Rafael began studying martial arts when he first started walking.

Rafael’s path began by studying Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Escrima, Boxing, and Thai Boxing under his father and Richard Bustillo. Rafael was very competitive, and he soon held titles in Escrima and was well on his way to a promising boxing career.

At the early of age of 13, Rafael found his passion when his father introduced him to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). After early competition success, Rafael made a serious commitment to BJJ at the age of 15.

In August of 2004, shortly after turning 21, Rafael became the youngest American at that time to receive a black belt in BJJ. In receiving his black belt, Rafael also accomplished another feat, as he and his father became the first American father and son black belts.

Rafael has continued to make history in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, becoming the most decorated American BJJ competitor today. In 2007, Rafael achieved the incredible feat of winning the four most prestigious BJJ events all in a row.

He became the first American to win the Brazilian National Championships (Brasileiro) at the Black Belt level and the 2nd American, after BJ Penn, to win the World Championships as a Black Belt.

These accomplishments earned Rafael the prestigious BJJ Competitor of the Year Award for 2007. Additionally, Rafael is one of only a few Americans to ever be featured on the cover of the famous GRACIEMAG.

In 2009, Rafael was honored for his accomplishments when he was inducted into the prestigious Grapplers Quest Hall of Fame.

Rafael is currently a Middleweight contender for Bellator’s MMA division.

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