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Robert
Last Name: Lovi
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City: San Diego
State: CA
Country: USA
School: GracieSD
www.GracieSD.com
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1. Submitted by Johann Eyvindsson on Friday February 27, 2009 5:21 AM
Rob Lovi has been a guest instructor at my academy many times and I have taken a lot of private lessons with him. I will have to say that Rob Lovi is a very technical instructor and an awesome person with playful approach to his Jiu Jitsu creating a great environment in the class room.


2. Submitted by Halldór Sveinsson on Friday February 27, 2009 5:51 AM
I had the honors of meeting Rob Lovi during a seminnar he heldi here in Iceland 2008. During that time I realised that Robs passion for jiu jitsu has no limit. His teaching technique are great and he teaches what he knows as good as he can leaving no detail out. Halldór Sveinson - blue belt


3. Submitted by Will Hendrik on Friday February 27, 2009 8:27 AM
great teacher and instructor. really nice guy and very comfortable to learn from. 10 stars here.


4. Submitted by Jeffrey Manalansan on Friday February 27, 2009 1:51 PM
Great Instructor and friend. I brought Rob Lovi to my school in Spain. All of my students loved his instruction and are asking for him back. I have trained with him several times and learn more and more every time. He has helped me take my game to new levels. He is very to the point and teaches so anyone can understand the concept of the technique not just the movements. Pedro Sauer 3 Stripe Blue Belt.


5. Submitted by Alex Gray on Friday February 27, 2009 3:02 PM
Rob is the best instructor I've trained under. The guy is a technician on the mat. He doesn't hold back moves and he has a zen-like approach to Jiu-Jitsu. Robert Lovi is amazing and he has a passion for BJJ.


6. Submitted by Master Pedro Sauer on Friday February 27, 2009 4:27 PM
One of the best instructor you ever see, very nice and with a lot of knowledge, keep up with the great work, Lovi, I'm proud of you and thanks to be part of our association, Pedro Sauer


7. Submitted by israel gomes on Friday February 27, 2009 5:03 PM
Very nice guy, technical instructor, great atmosphere. The real deal... 10 stars.


8. Submitted by Alex Munoz on Friday February 27, 2009 8:24 PM
Excellent instructor! Rob is very technical and is able to teach in a way where anyone can do BJJ. He holds nothing back and loves to help his students grow, without any intimidation. It is a privilege to train under him. 10 stars without a doubt.


9. Submitted by Greco on Friday February 27, 2009 10:59 PM
Definitely Rob is a very good guy and an excellent instructor. He takes the time to explain clearly everything and always pays attention to each of his students. I have always enjoyed learning and training with Rob. Keep it up Rob! Greetings from China!! Greco


10. Submitted by kenney on Saturday February 28, 2009 12:23 AM
Rob is a really great teacher of the gentle art. He is gentle but tough, technical but not boring, and reads a class VERY well. Awesome guy, too. 10+ from me!


11. Submitted by Thiago Corazza on Saturday February 28, 2009 12:25 AM
I ve met Robert back in october 2008, and had the opportunity to train under his supervision! Besides great personality, Robert has great experience and knowledge of the sport! Great intructor on my books! Thanks for that sweep Rob, I am still working on it...lol


12. Submitted by rodrigo medeiros comprido on Monday March 2, 2009 12:03 PM
Robert is a gret frend and a gret instroctor


13. Submitted by Felipe Costa on Wednesday March 18, 2009 6:25 PM
I know Robert since he is a purple belt, he has always being very focus on techn ique instead of pure strengh. Today as a black belt he has grown so much as a teacher that it reflex on his students that are very technical. I give him 10 stars for sure


14. Submitted by Kai Sells on Sunday May 22, 2011 12:54 AM
One of the most technical instructors ever !


15. Submitted by Brent Lundell on Monday December 12, 2011 8:20 PM
I've known Robert a very long time. He is a good instructor and a fine person. Any parent would be lucky to have him work with their child. Adults are fortunate to have his skills being taught at any time.


16. Submitted by jeffrey manalansan on Wednesday December 14, 2011 6:17 PM
A fine instructor. Professor lovi has an abundent on knowledge and skill. Am honored to call him professor and even more so to call him a friend


17. Submitted by Brandon Burton on Thursday December 15, 2011 8:56 AM
A great instructor, very technical and fun to learn from.


18. Submitted by Darryl Johnson on Thursday December 15, 2011 2:09 PM
Rob is a very technical instructor and teaches a great class. I enjoy the way he keeps the atmosphere of training serious yet fun. :-)


19. Submitted by Hbizzle on Thursday December 15, 2011 2:35 PM
The best of the best.


20. Submitted by Thomas Hebert on Thursday December 15, 2011 3:25 PM
Rob is the best! Super chill guy with massive knowledge of his craft. He has great attention to detail in his instruction. The way he breaks every move down and simplifies it is far superior to any other BJJ instructor I've ever worked with.


21. Submitted by Lou d on Thursday January 19, 2012 12:24 AM
Pure Genius on the Mat


22. Submitted by Ruben Garner on Friday February 3, 2012 12:31 AM
This guy has a gift and it's getting his point across !


23. Submitted by Daniel on Wednesday March 28, 2012 5:58 PM
Rob is a hidden gem within the San Diego BJJ scene. He is one of the most technical instructors I have trained with and really cares about your jiu jitsu. I highly recommend training with him if you get the chance!


24. Submitted by Armando V Hamer on Wednesday April 17, 2013 4:27 AM
The guy is pure genius ! I just found out about him here in Hawaii and he blew my mind. Unbelievable. Mat movement is some if the best I've seen minus like the Vieira Bros but top level. He is pretty funny and charismatic too.


25. Submitted by Jason Miller on Friday October 25, 2013 5:38 AM
Glad to have you back in California sir. Lovi is like some pure old New York hardcore or punk rock band and following. Not your average guy. Not typical. But very smart and very cool. He is not about marketing and money so he does not get the recognition he deserves. Believe you me , he deserves it. He gets a bad rap at times for not being as " expected " as "usual" if that makes sense ? His knowledge of putting together. Or rather taking apart jiu-jitsu. Is world class. Self the most underrated in Cali.


26. Submitted by Anonymous on Tuesday November 12, 2013 1:38 PM
Rob can be moody at times to a point where class atmospheres are ruined. With that said, the days where he is ready to teach, he is stellar. He has rarely, if ever, left my questions unanswered and almost always answers them in a manner that reveals the fundamental workings of a technique (i.e. why it works). I have heard many rumors about Rob, some of them true, others not, all of them irrelevant. At the end of the day, Rob is a very technical instructor who most importantly, knows how to communicate his understanding. He taught me that my greatest weapon was my mind, not my body; that technique and timing trump all else. Learn as much as you can from him and decide for yourself.


27. Submitted by Tom Hebert on Saturday November 16, 2013 5:50 PM
I think the poster before me was basically trying to say that Rob is human much like everybody else has good days and bad days that being said is a very genuine human the most endearing real person you're going to meet who is also jitz instructor or anyone else for that matter. Refreshing to be around someone who genuine and will not bullshit you or Let you lie to yourself but is truly focused on helping you improve yourself. Technique instruction is second to none and he's not greedy like most other Brazilian jujitsu instructor's. I am happy to call Rob one of my closest friends and my jujitsu instructor.


28. Submitted by Matthew Howa on Tuesday October 11, 2016 5:16 AM
Awesome Imstructor. Total ninja ! Welcome to Vegas Professor ! Glad to have you. Best Yet !

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