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Prince Jackson

Jiu Jitsu Badass

At Legendary Fight School

7/8/2013 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0703_Prince_jackson_launchPrince Jackson is one step closer to becoming a cold-blooded killing machine -- TMZ has learned, Michael Jackson's first born just earned his blue belt in Jiu Jitsu last week ... from one of the most famous martial arts schools in the world.

It's no small feat ... sources at the renowned Gracie Academy in Beverly Hills -- where the 16-year-old trains -- tell us, there are only 5 belts total in the Gracie belt hierarchy, and it takes a LONG time to move up in the ranks.

FYI, the Gracie family is Jiu Jitsu royalty -- and has trained scores of MMA stars like Brendan Schaub, Nate Diaz, Antoni Hardonk, Rani Yahya ... hell, even Tim Tebow.

As for the belts, blue is the second belt after white -- and in order to advance, we're told students must learn 34 different maneuvers (such as an arm bar, elevator sweep, and a guillotine) each with roughly 4 different techniques.

After blue comes purple, then brown, then black -- and to get to purple, we're told Prince will have to learn an additional 600 moves.

Better start practicing.

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Rob    

More stories about black thugs fighting. Those Jacksons have craziness in their genes.

383 days ago
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billybob    

he looks like Joe the bus driver, ...Prince Joe the bus driver

383 days ago
18.

Phil    

Michael Jackson's first born ... where ? Who is this person.

383 days ago
19.

Angelique    

Wow, I am stunned by so many stupid negative comments on here. This is not about this kid's looks or what is dad did or didn't do and it's not a big news flash either. However it is quite an accomplishment and considering what this kid has been through all I have to say is CONGRATS kiddo!!!

383 days ago
20.

YorkieLuv    

Good for him, & he will be able to defend himself from all the of the asses out there that think they have the right to get in his & question private family matters.

383 days ago
21.

karlew    

The older this kid gets he looks more and more like Arnie

383 days ago
22.

phia    

BADASS? Too strong a word i might say!

The poor kid is learning how to protect himself,what's so bad about that?

383 days ago
23.

mj fan forever    

Michael Jackson raised his children as well-mannered, educated and well-grounded children. NOT a badass, with all what they go through. So no surprise they can excel in anything. Their dad is the best father ever.

383 days ago
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paul a.    

G Damn TMZ
How come you can't get rid of the spammers?

383 days ago
25.

wtf    

he could have used that karate to fight off that evil pedo clown who bought him when he was a baby

383 days ago
26.

zoolady    

Hip hip hooray for Prince! Sweet! I love this form. Results come so quickly, it instantly helps build self-esteem. Can't wait til next lesson. Great story! Uplifting. Nice. :)

383 days ago
27.

Belizeanborn    

600 moves to purple? 600 ways to rip off your wallet. Sounds like a con game to make money.

383 days ago
28.

cobrazombie    

Good on him. Finally some positive news from TMZ about a Jackson.

383 days ago
29.

Jody    

Arnold Klein is definitely this kid's dad.

383 days ago
30.

Nvts    

That is one ugly, fat freak.

383 days ago
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