Freddie Prinze Jr. is one of the biggest movie stars of the 90s. But what a lot of people don’t know about him is that he has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a long time!
As a matter of fact, on September 2, he has been promoted to purple belt… By none other than Jean Jacques Machado!
Here’s what Machado, a seventh-degree coral belt, had to say about Prinze’s Jiu-Jitsu:
I remember we met years ago when you were a teenager, not knowing years later you will become a super star. Later in life we saw each other and start training Jiu-Jitsu again.
(A) few years later, after an incredible commitment and dedication I felt you are ready to step up. Congratulations on your purple belt.
Prinze shared the good news with a huge smile on his social media too:
Thank you so much to my dear friend @jeanjacquesmachado you’ve taught me as much about life and parenthood as you have in Jiujitsu. Forever grateful brother.
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Prinze Jr. is known for his roles in the “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” blockbusters. He also appeared in the “Friends” series, as well as in “Scooby-Doo” and “Scooby-Doo 2”.