Tom Hardy takes his jiu-jitsu training seriously and intends to keep competing in the United Kingdom. The well-known actor competed in BJJ in August and September, and he came away with three gold medals; he plans to compete in many more bouts before the year is up.
Hardy has signed up for at least two more competitions before the end of the year, only days after earning gold at the UMAC BJJ Open.
The 45-year-old actor has signed up for two competitions in London on consecutive weekends (December 3 and 11): the Nogi Jiu Jitsu British Open and Grappling Industries: London.
Hardy is now registered to participate at the same belt rank he held during his previous competition: a four-stripe blue belt in jiu-jitsu.
The actor will compete at the British No Gi Open in the 79.5kg (175.3 lb) Master 3 division. Hardy plans to compete in the gi and no gi round robin tournaments for the 185-pound Seniors division the following weekend at Grappling Industries.
Even though it’s not yet certain if Hardy will also compete in other events, his current schedule suggests that he may try to win at least three more medals in BJJ competitions before 2022 finishes.
After generating headlines in the mainstream media for winning two tournaments, it will likely be more difficult for the world-famous actor to keep his involvements discreet in the future.
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