Martial Arts Competition Winner Tom Hardy Is A Real-Life Warrior

Tom Hardy makes a surprise appearance at the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship in Milton Keynes – and wins the gold prize.


In a real life Warrior moment, Tom Hardy wins a martial arts contest and proves that his badass roles aren’t just an act. The British actor rose to prominence in 2010 in Christopher Nolan Creationalthough he has already acted in films including Black Hawk Down, Layer cakeand Star Trek: Nemesis. He teamed up with Nolan twice more after that project, in the World War II thriller Dunkirk and the Batman movie The dark knight rises, in which he played the villainous Bane. This opened the door to the world of comic book movies, which he would enter again in Sony’s 2018 anti-hero hit. Venom and its sequel 2021 Venom: let there be carnage.

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Although he has played a wide variety of roles in different genres (including romantic comedy It means war opposite Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon), Hardy is generally known for his “tough guy” performances. This encompasses a wide variety of roles, including the gruff but heroic Max in Mad Max: Fury Road and delusional fur trapper John Fitzgerald in The ghost. However, the roles that probably best sum up this character are his turns as a bare-knuckle combatant thief who spends 30 years in solitary confinement in Bronson and as an MMA fighter in 2011 Warrior. The latter film sees Hardy playing opposite Obi Wan Kenobi actor Joel Edgerton as a pair of brothers who compete in a mixed martial arts tournament.

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By Variety, Hardy recently made a surprise appearance in Milton Keynes, England as a contender for the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship. He entered under his birth name, which is Edward Hardy, and won the award. gold in the competition. According to his semi-final competitor Danny Appleby, the actor told him to “just forget it’s me and do what you normally would.

It’s not uncommon for actors to get a crash course in the skills their characters need to know. However, this usually equates to a training period of 6-8 weeks, so they can learn to play the piano, dance ballet, or practice whatever martial art they need to look good. proficient on screen. A lot of actors don’t typically follow these skills afterwards, but considering how many times Hardy has played a fighter, it seems like he’s been looking to keep his skills up to date.

His pursuit of this WarriorVictory in mixed martial arts seems like a very personal endeavor. Although he is hired for several upcoming action projects, none of them would require this particular set of skills. This includes Venom 3which will rely more on buddy comedy and CGI-driven superhero mayhem than actual hand-to-hand combat.

Source: Variety

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