Hollywood star Tom Hardy wins gold after secretly entering jiu-jitsu tournament in Milton Keynes leaving locals stunned | The Sun
VENOM star Tom Hardy, 45, wins gold after secretly entering a jiu-jitsu event.
Andy Leatherland, 42, runner up in Milton Keynes, said: “He brought the same intensity as he does to his films.”
The event's sponsor, Sean Rosborough, described Hardy as "brilliant".
“We found out he was coming probably a couple of weeks before.
“But the organisers kept it to themselves – and didn't want masses of people turning up distracting him from what he was doing.
“He was brilliant. A lot of people were asking for photos, and coming up to him, and he had no problem with that all.
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“The mums were all over him. It didn't bother him.
“And when he was fighting, he was focused on what he was doing. He's amazing at Jiu-Jitsu.”
After taking up the Brazilian martial art while filming the film 'Warrior', the Peaky Blinders star clearly found himself a natural.
“I saw his matches, and he had submissions in them all – and they were really quick,” said Sean.
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“He did really, really well.
“He's not the highest grade, but you could see he had turned up to win, and he was impressive in every fight.”
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