Tom Hardy: from Hollywood star to jiu-jitsu champion

Tom Hardy in a jiu-jitsu competition

Tom Hardy, known for his roles in movies like the reborn, mad maxor for playing the villain bane in the trilogy of Batman bass the orders of Christopher Nolan, he made a surprise appearance at a martial arts competition on Saturday and ultimately won the event.

The 45-year-old British actor has entered the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship, a competition organized by the Ultimate Martial Arts Championships at the Oakgrove school in Milton Keynes, England, according to reports. Hyde News & Pictures.

Tom Hardy made a surprise appearance at a martial arts competition on Saturday and ultimately won the event (taped_fingers)
Tom Hardy made a surprise appearance at a martial arts competition on Saturday and ultimately won the event (taped_fingers)

The star wore a blue gi, and, to everyone’s surprise, not only did he submit his opponents but he won all of his matches.

To try to go unnoticed – at least before the competition – he signed up with his real name, Edward Hardyas revealed by the images uploaded to the martial arts Instagram accountTaped_Fingers.

He not only submitted his opponents but won all his matches (taped_fingers)
He not only submitted his opponents but won all his matches (taped_fingers)

A spokesperson for the championships called Hardy a “really nice guy” who was a “real pleasure” to host his tournament, as reported. TheGuardian.

“Everyone recognized him, but he was very humble and happy to take time out for people to take pictures with him,” the spokesman said. “It was a real pleasure to have him compete in our event.”

Last August, he also won gold at a charity tournament in Wolverhampton.

“Everyone recognized him, but he was very humble” (taped_fingers)
“Everyone recognized him, but he was very humble” (taped_fingers)

Hardy had already played a fighter.

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In 2011 it premiered warriorr: to play the slim and energetic fighter Tommy Conlon reduced 15% body fat and gained 20 kg of muscle. According to the magazine Men’s Healthhe achieved it by placing himself under the orders of Patrick “Pnut” Monroe, a former Marine trainer. He would start with a gym session at 7 in the morning and during the day he would do jumping jacks, two hours of pad work, sparring, a couple of hours of jiu-jitsu, choreography and two more hours in the gym.

And in another interview he had mentioned his passion for this sport again. The actor sometimes fantasizes about throwing everything away and “opening a cafe specializing in sourdough. Selling coffee and bread, organizing jiu-jitsu classes and AA meetings. And you could bring your dog, of course.”

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