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Tom Hardy wins a gold medal at Jiu-Jitsu tournament, footage emerges

Daniel Marland

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Tom Hardy wins a gold medal at Jiu-Jitsu tournament, footage emerges

Featured Image Credit: @geoffpavey/TikTok

Tom Hardy won a gold medal in Jiu-Jitsu over the weekend. You can check out footage of the actor in action below:

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The 44-year-old took part in the REORG Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship at Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton on Saturday and looked dominant.

Hardy is an ambassador for the REORG Charity, who play a part in teaching individuals suffering from PTSD and depression the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

TikTok user Jiu-Jitsu Geoff shared footage of 'Peaky Blinders' star Hardy down on the mat and getting up close and personal with his opponent.

He captioned the footage: "Tom Hardy dominating REORG Open taking double gold. Won every match by submission, the man is a killer."

Another comment also read: "Tom Hardy out here ripping people's arms and legs off."

Hardy is a big fan of combat sports and played US Marine Tommy Riordan in the 2011 sports drama 'Warrior'.

To prepare for that role, Hardy trained in kickboxing, wrestling, jiujitsu, boxing plus other fighting styles.

Fans have had their say on the footage and they're extremely impressed with the Academy Award nominee.

Some have taken the chance to joke about Hardy's movie roles as well. In case you're unaware, he's played some scary and physically intimidating men in his time.

Hardy in action. (Image Credit: GeoffPavey/TikTok)
Hardy in action. (Image Credit: GeoffPavey/TikTok)

One person commented: "Imagine signing up for a Jiu-Jitsu competition and having to face Bane."

A second said: "Man is out here doing side quests lol."

Someone put: "Sheesh that side control escape into a takedown was sick. He's legit."

While another added: "What do you expect from a guy trained by the League of Assassins."

Hardy won the tournament and also managed to give a six-year-old boy a memory he'll treasure for life.

Ollie and his mother, Carla Frost, heard Hardy was in town and wanted a chance to meet him.

The young lad is a fan of Marvel superhero 'Venom' and Hardy plays main character Eddie Brock.

Tom Hardy in 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage': (Image Credit: Alamy)
Tom Hardy in 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage': (Image Credit: Alamy)

Frost told The Express and Star: "I received a message that he was in our town competing in a Jiu-jitsu tournament, drove down, walked in, asked for him and was told he had just left.

"My son then burst into tears. The lovely lady from REORG decided to just check.

"The next thing I know this lovely man is walking across the sports hall to us.

"He instinctively scooped my son into a hug and proceeded to just make his year.

"He's so kind and thoughtful. So surreal! My son has grown up hearing me talk about how talented and brilliant this man is."

Topics: Olympics

Daniel Marland
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