Tom Hardy surprises fans at BJJ tournament – Wins gold medal!
Hollywood star and blue belt Tom Hardy continues to excel and win BJJ tournaments!
The British actor is known for roles in movies such as The Dark Knight Rises, Mad Max, Inception and the mixed martial arts flick Warrior. In addition to his on-screen talents, Hardy has become a bit of a talking point in the BJJ world. The accomplished actor has been signing up to local BJJ competitions in his home country. But not only that, he is also winning! Last month, Hardy showed off his BJJ skills as he won first place at the REORG Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Wolverhampton!
“What did you do this weekend?”
“Nothing, just got arm-barred by Bane at a BJJ tournament 🙃”
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This weekend, Hardy surprised the participants at the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship held in Milton Keynes. The 45-year-old actor won his first two bouts and then took on BJJ practitioner Andy Leatherland in the finals.
“Lining up, he was very focused,” Leatherland told Yahoo! Sports. “The intensity that he brought to his movie roles, he brought that. He didn’t say a word, he didn’t say anything. When it came to the match, you couldn’t help notice that it’s him, but then it just became a competition.”
Hardy, who signed up as Edward Hardy ahead of the competition, defeated Leatherland and won his second BJJ competition in two months!
“I made a mistake and he capitalised on that,” Leatherland said about Tom Hardy. “He absolutely nailed it, and he subbed me, and it was over relatively quickly.”
The organizers of the event were very happy to see the actor competing and finding success, calling Hardy “a really nice guy”.
“Everyone recognised him but he was very humble and was happy to take time out for people to take photographs with him, a spokesperson told Yahoo! Sports. It was a real pleasure to have him compete at our event”
Last weekend, #Venom star Tom Hardy won first place in a Blue Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament in the U.K.
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