Tom Hardy made a surprise appearance on September 17 at a Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament held in England. Although he didn’t just show up, Hardy He was champion of the tournament. The actor decided to participate with his real name, Edward, to avoid attention and try to go unnoticed. Obviously, this was in vain since the Londoner is known worldwide and did not hide his face at any time.
The one who was nominated for an Oscar in 2016 for his role in ‘The Revenant’, attended the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship held in Milton Keynes, England. And it is that Tom Hardy is not only a good actor, but also practices several contact sports. The actor, In addition to being a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, he regularly practices boxing, muay thai, capoeira and combat choreography. Which comes in handy for making different fight scenes in his movies.
Several of the competitors were shocked when they found out that they would face the renowned actor. “I was shocked. Hardy told me to forget who he was and do what he would normally do.”, declared one of his opponents to Guardian. “I have done about six tournaments and I have achieved the podium in each of them. But he’s probably the toughest competitor I’ve ever faced”, added the rival, who joked that “has really lived his Bane character”, a villain he played in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’.
Tom Hardy competed like any other competitor. In fact, a representative of the organization He highlighted his humility and that despite being quickly recognized, “he was happy to take time with people who wanted to take pictures with him”. The actor, with 45 years old, has previously participated in another Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament. Who knows if you can continue to see him win another tournament in the near future.