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Old 09-21-22, 11:50 AM
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Tom Hardy Surprise Enters Martial Arts Competition and Wins Gold

Well this is pretty kick ass:

Tom Hardy Surprise Enters Martial Arts Competition and Wins Gold - Variety

Tom Hardy channeled a little bit of Bane from “The Dark Knight Rises” and a whole lot of Tommy Conlon from “Warrior” when he entered a martial arts tournament over the weekend. As reported by The Guardian, Harder was a surprise competitor at the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship in Milton Keynes, England. The actor entered the competition under his real name, Edward Hardy, and won the gold prize.

“Everyone recognized him, but he was very humble and was happy to take time out for people to take photographs with him,” a spokesperson for the event told The Guardian. “It was a real pleasure to have him compete at our event.”

Hardy faced off against martial arts veteran Danny Appleby in the tournament’s semi-final match. Appleby called Hardy a “genuinely a really nice guy.”

“I was shell-shocked,” Appleby said about Hardy’s showing up to the event unannounced. “[Hardy] said, ‘Just forget it’s me and do what you would normally do.’”

Appleby continued, “He’s a really strong guy… You wouldn’t think it with him being a celebrity. I’ve done about six tournaments and I’ve been on the podium in every one. But he’s probably the toughest competitor I’ve had — he certainly lived up to his Bane character, that’s for sure.”
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Re: Tom Hardy Surprise Enters Martial Arts Competition and Wins Gold

He's been doing this for a while. I saw a similar story a few weeks back as well.
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Re: Tom Hardy Surprise Enters Martial Arts Competition and Wins Gold

Looks like he's a 4 stripe blue belt going on his purple belt. I would like to roll with him as I've been training a while now myself
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Re: Tom Hardy Surprise Enters Martial Arts Competition and Wins Gold

Much more impressive than Idris and his kickboxing match.

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