There’s no secret that Tom Hardy loves training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Now a four-stripe blue belt, the famous actor often posts photos from training on his Instagram. And, it seems that he doesn’t enjoy just training BJJ, but competing in it as well!
In fact, he recently competed at the REORG 2022 tournament… And won gold!
One of the matches was recorded and uploaded on YouTube. In it, Hardy’s opponent pulls guard and gets him into Closed Guard at first, threatening the Triangle. However, Hardy defended against it well, and then established the Knee On Belly position.
He then transitioned to North-South and threatened a Kimura. As his opponent was defending, Tom went for an Armbar – and eventually got the tap.
With that said, additional footage has emerged of Hardy standing as the gold medal winner of the no-gi part of the tournament as well!
Tom Hardy was promoted to the rank of a BJJ blue belt a bit less than two years ago, but has been training as far as back in 2011. Back then, he was preparing for his MMA fighter role in the movie “Warrior”; which marked a beginning of his sporadic BJJ journey.
However, the actor started taking Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu much more seriously in the recent years, now training and competing under REORG Jiu-Jitsu.
Watch him grapple with a Russian wrestler on the video below: