British actor Tom Hardy demonstrated that he is tough not only on the screen but also in real life, by winning two gold medals in a Jiu-Jitsu tournament. Obviously, he’s willing to take on any physical role in front of him.
According to People, The 44-year-old actor competed in the REORG Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship – a charity competition held over the weekend in Wolverhampton — and won two gold medals: one in the gi (traditional martial arts uniform) category in his belt and weight class, and one in the no-gi category in his belt and weight division.
According to SBNation’s Bloody Elbow, a video allegedly obtained at this weekend’s tournament shows the Peaky Blinders actor going head-to-head with his opponent, finally tumbling to the ground and completing the round by placing his opponent into an armbar, called a cross armlock.
Another video, allegedly from the gold medal round, released by Bloody Elbow shows the actor competing for almost two minutes before ending the round, hugging his opponent, and having his arm raised up by the official announcing him the winner.
Given that Hardy is listed as a trustee on the organization’s website, his presence at the REORG all-comers event shouldn’t be taken as a surprise. In fact, according to Newsweek, he allegedly began training with the group since he portrayed an MMA fighter in the 2011 film “Warrior,” which teaches Brazilian jiujitsu to combat-wounded veterans and others.
Watch these clips from the tournament below and stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates!
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