Prince Jackson has earned his blue belt in Jiu Jitsu.
The 16-year-old son of late singer Michael Jackson has been training in the Japanese martial art at the Gracie Academy in Beverly Hills, California, and earned his blue belt last week.
The blue belt is the second level of skill after white belt. To advance to this level Prince will have mastered 34 different manoeuvers.
These include a choke-hold known as guillotine; a position which allows the user to gain a physical advantage around the opponent’s elbow known as an arm bar and a position which allows the fighter to achieve a dominating straddling position on their opponent known as an elevator sweep, with roughly four different techniques.
There are only five belts – white, blue, purple, brown, then black – in the Gracie Academy belt hierarchy, and it is difficult to move up the ranks, taking a lot of perseverance and determination to progress through each level.
For Prince to reach the next belt he will have to learn an additional 600 moves.
Gracie Academy has trained multitudes of Mixed Martial Arts stars including Brendan Schaub, Nate Diaz, Antoni Hardonk and Tim Tebow.
Quelle: Dailymail / MJ-Upbeat.com