Get your pitchforks ready, haters — singer and BJJ blue belt Demi Lovato has once again promoted jiu-jitsu and its benefits to her 71.5 million followers.
Lovato, who is one of BJJ’s most well-known celebrity practitioners and has been training for about three years, shared a post on Instagram proclaiming her passion for the art and saying how it has helped her feel “confident” in her self-defense abilities.
“Idk what to caption this.. reality is I’m sitting at the gym post jiu jitsu feeling high on life and drinking my post workout shake. I’m sweaty and not looking this glamorous right now but **** I feel awesome and posting this feels empowering because I like this pic where I feel sexy and I can also defend myself from anyone that ever tries to attack me. Any size, any shape, any gender. I have security but in the moments I’m alone I feel confident (no pun intended) that I can hold my own against an attacker and hope everyone finds something they become as passionate about as I feel about jiu jitsu. #BJJ#BlueBelt#HowDidThisEndUpBeingAboutBJJ ”
Lovato regularly keeps her fans updated about her jiu-jitsu journey, recently sharing the news that she’d received two stripes on her blue belt. Last month, she also revealed that she got to train with UFC fighter Brian Ortega.
We love that this singer is helping to promote the positive effects of jiu-jitsu to so many people.