Demi Lovato: Celebrates Blue Belt Status with No Makeup Selfie!

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Demi Lovato has documented a lot of her fitness regimen on Instagram. 

As many DemI Lovato thirst traps and pics of her unstoppable cleavage as she's shared with followers, Demi devotes a lot of her Instagram to sharing video of her martial arts training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Well, Demi just hit a new milestone and she's celebrating with a makeup-free selfie!

Demi Lovato Wears Black

If you want to learn something that's straight-up self-defense, you probably want to learn something along the lines of Krav Maga.

That's a fighting style that was literally invented to fight Nazis before the outbreak for World War II.

Others are looking for a fitness regimen and a martial arts discipline that can also equip them to defend themselves.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is at least as much a competitive sport as it is a method of self-defense.

Performance in competitions is required to demonstrate your ability and move up in belts.

In terms of self-defense capabilities, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu highlights ways in which a smaller person could overpower a larger and stronger opponent.

Demi Lovato is tiny, so that seems like a great fit for her.

She progressed to a blue belt, the second rank in terms of belt colors, after more than a year of constant training.

(Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is also known for being very reserved about granting promotions -- it's not something to sign up for if you want to get to call yourself a "blackbelt" after a couple of years of weekly classes, folks)

She celebrated with this makeup-free selfie.

Demi Lovato, Blue Belt Selfie

She looks great, of course.

But we're really captivated by how happy she looks.

That sense of accomplishment looks great on her.

She could hardly contain her delight in her lengthy, lengthy caption for the photo.

"I'm so beyond excited because I just received my blue belt in #brazilianjiujitsu!!!!"

Four exclamation points, like an enthusiastic teenager in 2002.

But you know what? She's earned it.

"I fell in love with #BJJ over a year ago and have been training several times a week ever since.."

"BJJ" stands for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, so please get your mind out of the bedroom, you pervs.

Also, that shows a lot of dedication.

Remember, Demi's led a music career while also learning to master a martial art.

Demi Lovato on a Boat

She gave shout-outs and thanks to the people who helped her reach this milestone.

"Thank you so much to @chilcote.dunn @captainHarlan_ @tarsisbjj for giving me my belt along with one of the most important and special women in my life today."

"@officialdaniellemartin/@trueboundaries - I love you so much and couldn't be more grateful for you [four blue heart emojis]"

Awww, she even made sure that the heart emojis fit her belt color.

"Also special shoutout to @jayglazer for flying in to give me my belt as well!!! Love you jay!!!"

Hey, when you accomplish something, everybody wants to be there to support you.

Demi Lovato Flashes Her Abs

In less than a month, Demi Lovato's new album comes out.

While we've yet to hear a Demi song that beats either "Neon Lights" or "Skyscraper," which are for sure both her best songs ...

("Neon Lights" even made it onto one of our favorite Vines -- remember Vine?)

... There are sure to be some bops on Tell Me You Love Me.

So, while we can't imagine how she balanced an album and this level of dedication to a martial art, Demi's going to have a lot more to celebrate in the near future.

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Demi Lovato Biography

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Demetria Devonne Lovato

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