MADRID, 21 Sep. (CultureLeisure) –
Tom Hardy has once again shown why he is one of the most peculiar personalities of the whole Cinema industry. In addition to his well-known philanthropic facet, the protagonist of Mad Max: Fury Road or Taboo is a big fan of fighting sports and physical contact. A passion that he has once again shown in a quite unusual way for someone of his status, participating by surprise in a martial arts tournament in Milton Keynes, a small town in England.
As reported by The Guardian, Hardy went to the Oakgrove School gym last Saturday, September 17, where the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship. Enrolled under his real name, Edward Hardy, the actor got into the ring to fight and measure his skill in said sport against other opponents.
Before the astonished look of judges and participants, Hardy managed to defeat everyone and each of his adversaries, remaining undefeated until the end of the tournament and proclaiming himself champion. The interpreter’s deed concluded with the fans who were in the place asking for photos and autographs, to which he responded with his best face. According to one of the gala organizers, Hardy “was a very nice guy.”
“It was a pleasure to have him compete in our event,” says the same source. And it is that, in reality, this is already the second time that Hardy has participated in a similar event in the last month. Last August, it was also entered the REORG Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship in the city of Wolverhamptona tournament in which he won another two gold medals.
One of Hardy’s opponents on that occasion he commented in the local newspaper The Teeside Gazzete the following: “He’s really strong, and you wouldn’t think of someone that famous. I do it well, I have participated in about six tournaments and I have been on the podium in all of them. But he’s probably the toughest competitor I’ve ever had; He certainly lived up to his character as Bane.”
The truth is that the actor has always been very fond to jiu-jitsu, boxing, muay thai, capoeira and other forms of combat and choreography. He has a personal trainer and spends many hours practicing these sports. Aside from the health benefits and personal satisfaction it provides, his physical ability has earned him roles like the one in the movie WarriorGavin O’Connor’s film released in 2011 where he gave life to a mixed martial arts fighter.