British actor Tom Hardy has once again proven that he’s not just an action hero on the big screen, but also a force to be reckoned with on the BJJ mats.
Hardy, known for his roles in blockbuster films like Mad Max: Fury Road and The Dark Knight Rises, recently won a gold medal in a BJJ tournament, adding another accomplishment to his already impressive list.
Active in the BJJ scene for years, Hardy is one of the few celebrities who not only trains with the general public but also competes.
This is a testament to his dedication and respect for the sport, as he willingly puts himself on the line to test his skills against other talented practitioners.
Hardy’s commitment to BJJ extends beyond his own personal gain, as he has also been working as an ambassador for Reorg, a veteran’s BJJ charity. By leveraging his star power to draw attention to the sport and its positive impact, Hardy is helping to increase its popularity and draw more people into the community.
But despite his fame, Hardy doesn’t take any shortcuts when it comes to training and competing. He has been spotted working hard alongside some of the biggest names in the sport, including John Danaher, and has even traveled to different countries to hone his skills.
Footage of Hardy competing went viral.
Hardy’s received a praise from Tom DeBlass on Instagram, with Hardy himself commenting on the post to express his respect for his opponent and gratitude for the experience.
As more and more celebrities get involved in BJJ, it’s clear that the sport is gaining momentum and attracting new practitioners. And with ambassadors like Tom Hardy leading the charge, it’s only a matter of time before BJJ becomes a household name.