Tom Hardy got his first taste of martial arts during training for warriorthe 2011 film in which he starred MMA fighter. He obviously found the martial arts wrong, as he continued to train and enter tournaments – including one in England last weekend. according to WatchmanThe 45-year-old actor used his real name, Edward Hardy, to stealthily sign up for a local Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament held at a school in Milton Keynes, a town outside London. The tournament organizers and competitors didn’t realize that a famous person was showing up to compete until Hardy arrived for his matches. And he didn’t just compete – he won every match and won the entire championship.
In addition to showing off his skills on the carpet, Hardy also found time to hang out with fans at the event. A spokesperson for the tournament said he was a “really nice guy”.
“Everyone recognized him, but he was very humble and was happy to take time for people to take pictures with him,” the spokesperson said. Watchman. “It was really a pleasure to compete in our event.”
At the end of the tournament, Edward Hardy walked out with a certificate of achievement – and left behind an entire gymnasium full of competitors and spectators with a great story to tell.
Hardy has a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and this isn’t the first time he’s appeared at a competition event. Just last August, he won the UK REORG Open Jiu-Jitsu, an event that raises money for “military personnel, veterans and emergency service personnel,” Watchman reports. Hardy is also a trustee of REORG, a charity that provides jiu-jitsu lessons for people with severe injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression.
After the REORG event in August, Interview with a local news outlet Danny Appleby, a veteran and one of the competitors who faced Hardy on the carpet at the tournament. Appleby called him a “really nice guy,” although overcoming the surprise of wrestling a celebrity was an unexpected challenge.
“I was hit by a shell,” Appleby said. Teesside Live. “[Hardy] He said, “Just forget about me and do what you usually do.”
Hardy went on to win the match, and Appleby was impressed.
“Maybe he’s my strongest competitor.”
Be warned: if you’re entering a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the UK, you never know when you might face Hardy as a surprise contender.
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