Tom Hardy With a Jiu-Jitsu Tourney Win Streak!

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Read about Tom Hardy’s commitment to Jiu-Jitsu on the competition scene and beyond with his REORG charity ambassadorship

Tom Hardy winning a BJJ tournament

Tom Hardy With a Jiu-Jitsu Tourney Win Streak!

Read about Tom Hardy’s commitment to Jiu-Jitsu on the competition scene and beyond with his REORG charity ambassadorship

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Hollywood A-list actor Tom Hardy, of the Dark Knight franchise and Venom fame, is quickly becoming the literal “Bane” of blue belt Jiu-Jitsu masters’ divisions on his local competition circuit. Just a few days ago, on September 17, at the UMAC Milton Jeynes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open, the star took home yet another gold medal in the blue belt Gi division of Masters 3…. Post below:

Hardy is quickly becoming a seasoned grappler and a competition level one at that. In August of this year, he won another local tournament by armbar, prompting a wave of social media excitement in the sport, including a comedic TikTok video in which Toronto-based comedian Che Durena narrates the entire Jiu-Jitsu match from the imagined perspective of Hardy’s unfortunate opponent in the event. 

“I’d be so pissed if I was the guy who had to go up against Tom Hardy in jiu-jitsu,” expresses Durena in the video before launching into an internal monologue that includes such comedic gems as “You’ve got millions of dollars, you’re on f**king Peaky Blinders, and now you’ve gotta submit me, a regular Joe! You know I’ve got f**king car payments, man?” and later, “Your f**king million-dollar groin is up against my head!” 

This comedic video aside, by most accounts, Tom Hardy is reportedly a chill dude to roll with…. At least in training. According to Deadline, when Hardy discovered how starstruck his UMAC opponent felt when entering the mats and before their match, the A-list actor simply told him, “Forget it’s me and do what you would normally do.”

The event organizers offered high praise due to Hardy’s humility, telling Deadline reporters, “Everyone recognized him, but he was very humble and was happy to take time out for people to take photographs with him… It was a real pleasure to have him compete at our event.”

In an Instagram post published on the actor’s account, Hardy dives into his reasons for getting involved in the grappling community, writing: “It is an honor to be able to represent the charity and my team REORG and the great work they do supporting the mental health and well-being of veterans of service, military, and first responders through the therapeutic benefits of Jiu Jitsu and fitness training.”

“Simple training, for me (as a hobby and private love) has been fundamentally key to further developing a deeper sense of inner resilience, calm, and well-being. I can’t stress the importance it has had and the impact on my life and my fellow teammates.”

With more and more celebrities getting involved in jiu-jitsu and MMA as of late, it comes as no real surprise that we’ve seen calls for a super-fight between Hardy and fellow BJJ blue belt celebrity competitor Mario Lopez. Due to both actors performing very well in competition against “average Joes,” to borrow Che Durena’s words, a superfight showdown between the two might not be outside the realm of possibility, especially if they made it a charity event.

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