Tom Hardy won gold in a jiu-jitsu competition over the weekend, after a video surfaced of the Hollywood actor setting up an opponent.
Hardy has acted in films such as The Dark Knight rises as Batman villain Bane, poison as the Spider-Man antagonist of the same name and Bronson as criminal Charles Bronson.
The Briton is a well-known jiu-jitsu practitioner and currently holds blue belt status in the martial arts. Typically, the jiu-jitsu belt system has a practitioner start out as a “white belt” before progressing to blue, purple, brown, and then black – they must earn four stripes on each belt before advancing to the next rank.
Hardy, 44, competed with other blue belts in his weight class over the weekend and won gold at a regional competition, triumphing in both the gi and no-gi categories. A Gi is the traditional garment worn by Jiu-Jitsu practitioners.
A video on the Jiu Jitsu World YouTube channel showed Hardy competing in the contest in question and submitting one of his opponents – in the Gi category – with an armbar.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/tom-hardy-jiujitsu-competition-armbar-submission-b2149894.html Tom Hardy wins gold in a jiu-jitsu competition