The 45-year-old star entered the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship, a contest held by Ultimate Martial Arts Championships at Oakgrove faculty in Milton Keynes, on September 17. He competed below his actual identify Edward Hardy.
Tom received all his matches and walked away with a gold medal.
Opening up about his win, Hardy took to social media to credit score the charity organisation that helps help navy and first responder veterans with the therapeutic advantages of Jiu Jitsu and health coaching through the use of it as a type of remedy to beat bodily and psychological challenges, strengthen social connection, and enhance total well being.
Sharing an image from the event, the actor wrote, “Addiction is tough and sophisticated stuff to navigate; as is psychological well being. Subjects that are each deeply private for me and very near my coronary heart. It is an honour to have the ability to symbolize the charity and my workforce REORG and the good work they do in supporting the psychological well being and well-being of veterans of service, navy and first responders by way of the therapeutic advantages of Jiu Jitsu and health coaching.”
A spokesperson for the championships described him as a “very nice man” who was a “actual pleasure” to host at their event.
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The spokesperson advised The Guardian, “Everyone recognised him however he was very humble and was pleased to take trip for individuals to take pictures with him. It was an actual pleasure to have him compete at our occasion.”
While Hardy was simply recognisable on the occasion, his participation within the competitors shocked his opponent, who additionally dubbed him “genuinely a very nice man.”
As the actor confirmed up on the event’s semi-final, veteran Danny Appleby stated, “I used to be shell-shocked. (Tom) stated, ‘Just overlook it is me and do what you’d usually do.’ ”
Appleby went on gushing in regards to the actor’s energy, saying that he’s “a very sturdy man a You would not suppose it with him being a star.”
Comparing the ‘Venom’ actor to his ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ character, Appleby added, “I’ve carried out about six tournaments and I’ve been on the rostrum in everybody. But he is in all probability the hardest competitor I’ve had – he definitely lived as much as his Bane character, that is for certain.”
This is not the primary time for Tom to affix a martial arts competitors.
Back in August, the Brit, who has a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, received the REORG Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Wolverhampton, a event aimed toward elevating funds for navy personnel, veterans and emergency service employees. He can be a trustee for REORG, a charity instructing jiu-jitsu to these with critical accidents, or who’re affected by PTSD and melancholy.