The late King of Pop Michael Jackson's 13-year-old son Blanket Jackson seems to be following in his dad's fancy footsteps! RadarOnline.com has learned he has taken on a new hobby that was one of his father's favorites: karate. Click through these photos of the youngest of the Jackson clan dressed in full karate uniform as a source reveals to RadarOnline.com exclusively the secret pain that has sparked his new passion.
"Blanket is taking Karate because he was being bullied at school," a source close to the Jackson family tells Radar.
"He gets ridiculed all the time by the other kids at school and it got to the point where his family knew if they didn't do something quickly, he may get beaten up," says the source.
According to the source, "When Blanket's family asked him what he wanted to do about it, and if he wanted to switch schools, he told them that he wanted to become a ninja warrior so that no one could touch him."
"Obviously, the only way to become a ninja is by taking Karate lessons!" the insider jokes.
"Blanket has now been taking karate classes three to four times a week and is really enjoying it," the family insider tells Radar.
Although it's been six years since Michael's sudden and shocking death, the pain of losing their father has weighed heavily upon his three children: Prince, 19, Paris, 17, and Blanket, 13.
"Blanket is loving karate so much that he practices non-stop while he is at home now," says the source. "He says that he is not going to stop until he is a black belt because he wants to make his father proud."