Hollywood actor Tom Hardy has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 2018.
And, well, his coach says that Hardy fell in love with the Gentle Art almost immediately – and that he will never stop training.
Here’s what Carlos Santos told MMA Fighting about Tom Hardy and BJJ:
He will never stop doing Jiu-Jitsu anymore. Jiu-Jitsu is in his blood, in his soul, in his heart.
He’s very special. He really loves Jiu-Jitsu.
It’s so nice to see someone dedicate like that to the art.
Santos emphasized that one of the things that make Hardy special is that he trains in group classes, which is not typical for famous people:
He wants to enjoy the art like a normal person. He always does group classes too.
I admire that about him.
Famous people usually want private classes.
He did that at first so he could understand the art, but then he asked to be on the group class too — and would continue training after the class was over.
What Hardy is doing is bringing BJJ to a wider audience. And Santos is grateful for that:
I’m very happy and honored to train him.
I was lucky to be on the right place at the right time to work with him.
He really is expanding the art. He loves the culture.
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