[div class=”notice” class2=”icon”]The following is from an article on DstryrSG, part of the MiddleEasy Network.[/div]
While the rest of us were on a 4-day food eating-food digesting-food eating bender, Raphael Lovato Jr. was busy winning everything (weight class and absolute, brown/black belts) at this past weekend’s San Antonio, TX Trials for the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championships 2012.
First off, the tournament needs to shorten its name to something like the World Pro or even the WPJJ or something. Second, and more importantly, thanks to the bros at TXMMA.com, we get tons of great video content of Raphael Lovato Jr. doing his thing (I really wanted to say “thang,” but it just sounds lame when I do it).
If you haven’t yet had a chance to peruse these, check out all of RLJ’s matches below. DSTRYR/SG has always been a big supporter of Lovato Jr. His lineage from Xande and Saulo Ribeiero is evident in his disciplined, methodical and cerebral style. It’s not flashy, but it’s exceedingly effective and definitely something to aspire to for all grapplers. He’s on a roll, having won his 2nd consecutive No-Gi World title only a few weeks ago.