In addition to being a wildly successful singer, songwriter, and actor, Demi Lovato is a blue belt in the art of BJJ. During her appearance on episode 1625 of the Joe Rogan Experience, Demi Lovato and Joe Rogan discussed her love of BJJ. In this article, we examine some of the highlights of their conversation.
Demi Lovato on BJJ as a Way to Stay Balanced
During her discussion with Joe Rogan, Lovato praised BJJ’s ability to keep her calm and balanced, calling it the best thing she’s found for that purpose outside of meditation. She also compared BJJ sparring, also known as rolling, to meditation. Joe agreed, calling BJJ practitioners “some of the calmest people I’ve ever met in my life.”
Demi Lovato on BJJ and Growth
Lovato also discussed the personal growth she’s experienced since starting BJJ. She specifically touted the ability of BJJ to help people surpass self-imposed boundaries, saying:
“What’s really wild is when you surpass yourself. I never thought that I’d get a blue belt. Like, I just never thought that I’d be a belt in anything. I’m a singer. And then hard work pays off, and it’s just really cool when you get to prove yourself wrong.”
Here’s a clip of Demi Lovato discussing BJJ on the Joe Rogan Experience:
Demi Lavato’s BJJ Background
In an interview from 2018, Lavato explained how she first got into BJJ, stating:
“So, I started getting into jiu-jitsu about over a year ago. I fell in love with MMA. [BJJ] is a key part of training mixed martial arts, so I decided to start taking [BJJ], and here I am.”
Lavato also explained the impact BJJ has had in her life, saying:
“It’s impacted my daily life because it’s a hobby of mine now. It’s something that takes me out of my mind, and it’s almost meditative in a way. It’s made me stronger…as a person because it’s just given me more confidence. My ultimate goal here would to be a black belt someday, but I’ve got to work a lot harder for a long time to get that, so that’ll be in many years.”
As you can see in the following clip, Demi Lavato has got some serious BJJ skills:
Who is Demi Lovato?
Demi Lovato is a highly successful actress and recording artist. Lovato began her career as a child actor on “Barney & Friends” before moving on to roles in television shows like “Sonny with a Chance” and movies like “Camp Rock.”
After her initial success as an actress, Lovato launched a recording career with the release of her debut album, “Don’t Forget” in 2008. Other albums by Lovato include “Unbroken,” “Confident,” and “Tell Me You Love Me.” Lovato has released multiple hit singles, including “Skyscraper,” “Cool for the Summer,” “Heart Attack,” and “Sorry Not Sorry.” Lovato also starred as a judge on the singing competition show “the X Factor” from 2012 to 2013.