The English player conquered the competition in the tournament in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. First, he surprised those present with his participation, and later added a victory. One of his opponents on his way to gold described him as “the toughest fighter he’s ever faced” and said he was an extremely strong man.
Tom Hardy entered the competition at the last minute, so the surprise of those present was all the greater: “Everyone recognized him, but he was very simple, he was happy to take the time for visitors who wanted to take pictures with him.” said a representative of the event organizer. He added to The Guardian that they are extremely happy that the player has decided to participate in the tournament.
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The star won the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship in Milton Keynes, entering the competition under his official name, which is Edward Hardy. He defeated each of his opponents on the way to the final triumph. He also dealt with Danny Appleby, who told reporters after the event that he was very surprised when he saw before the start of the match that Hardy was standing in front of him, whom he had previously been able to watch only on the big screens. Tom quickly comforted Appleby: “Just forget it’s me and do what you usually do.”
The loser described the star’s skills at the end: ”He’s an extremely strong man … I wouldn’t have thought of that, given that he’s a celebrity. I participated in about six tournaments myself, placing in the top three each time. However, Tom is probably my toughest opponent to date – definitely lives up to his Batman character.”
Actor Tom Hardy won a gold medal at the ju-jitsu tournament
This is Hardy’s second victory in such tournaments this year. Last month he took part in the open jiu-jitsu championships in Wolverhampton, which had a charity twist. As part of the event, funds were collected for war veterans, with the help of the organization REORG, which is also supported by the actor.
But Tom is not the only one who found his love in the world of martial arts. Jiu-jitsu has convinced many famous names from the world of entertainment, including: Russel Brand, Joe Rogan, Keanu Reeves, Guy Ritchie, Jason Statham, Robert Pattison, Jason Momoa, Vin Diesel, Mickey Rourke, Usher, Chris Pratt, Vince Vaughn, Steve Aoki, Shaquille O’Neal, Chuck Norris, Nicolas Cage, Travis Barker, Mel Gibson, Wiz Khalifa, Ashton Kutcher, Henry Cavill and others, and celebrities are also impressed Demi Lovato, Kate Upton and Scarlett Johansson.