Tom Hardy, a well-known actor recognized for his many roles in films and TV comparable to The Darkish Knight Rises, Peaky Blinders, and Mad Max Fury Street, has been doing jiujitsu for some time now.
He reportedly began coaching sporadically after his position within the 2011 MMA film Warrior, earlier than taking it extra severely lately. This previous weekend, the 44-year-old actor got here in as a 4 stripe blue belt and competed on the inaugural REORG Open within the UK.
Hardy gained gold in each gi and no gi divisions, getting a number of finishes as effectively.
Movies of two of his matches have since been uploaded on-line. The primary match exhibits Hardy defending a triangle try, earlier than transitioning to north-south, the place he threatened a kimura then transitioned to a pleasant armbar end.
The gold medal match noticed Hardy drop down for a straight ankle lock then go stomach right down to get the faucet:
All in all, it was a reasonably good exhibiting for the well-known celeb, who determined to quietly check himself in jiu jitsu. The 44-year-old already deserves props for merely making the stroll, however he truly did very well in competitors. With 4 stripes and two effectively earned gold medals, I assume we are able to additionally anticipate him to earn that purple belt quickly.
In case you needed to see extra fight sports activities footage of Hardy, there’s coaching video of the actor rolling in gi (when he was nonetheless a two stripe blue belt), and in addition doing a little boxing sparring from final yr: