Tom Hardy Competes In Jiu Jitsu Competition, Wins All His Matches
In the summer, videos of actor Tom Hardy appeared on TikTok competing in a martial arts competition, apparently doing very well, and winning the REORG Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Wolverhampton. This week, Hardy won his match in another tournament.
Hardy, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt who trains at Roger Gracie’s affiliated school, participated in the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship. That tournament is part of the Ultimate Martial Arts Championship at Oakgrove School in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England.
The Warrior and Mad Max: The Fury Road star, decked out in a blue gi, fights several opponents and eventually wins all of his matches. Hardy’s Certificate of Achievement was awarded under Edward Hardy, his first name as the actor goes professionally as his middle name.
talking guardianA spokesperson for the championships called Hardy a really nice guy and really happy to host them at the tournament this year.
“Everyone recognized him but he was very humble and happy to take time out to take pictures with people,” the spokeswoman said. “It was a real pleasure to have him compete in our event.”
Warrior is preparing for the film Back in 2011, Hardy broke down his training schedule and regimen and how he prepared his body for the role. He would keep the bulked-up physique for 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises Bat-nemesis, Bane.
“I did two hours of boxing a day, two hours of Muay Thai, two hours of jiu-jitsu, two hours of choreography and two hours of weightlifting seven days a week for three months,” Hardy said. “You really want to do it, so it was a challenge.”
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