Tom Hardy showcased his BJJ skills with a triangle choke during a competition.
Hardy, 45, began training after starring in Warrior, an MMA movie released in 2011. Since then, the English actor has continued to dedicate time to the craft, leading to his 4th-degree BJJ blue belt. Over the past two years, the famous actor has appeared in headlines several times for his impressive performances at competitions, which happened again recently.
A video surfaced of Hardy competing in a No-Gi BJJ match. The footage starts with the actor’s opponent locking in a deep guillotine. The 45-year-old escaped the tight submission attempt and secured the side control position. He worked his way toward back control but ended up falling off, leading to his opponent being on top.
Hardy quickly transitioned to a triangle choke and put his opponent in a dangerous position. The video cut off before the result was shown, but the Twitter caption says he won the match, potentially with the triangle attempt. The actor showed once again that he’s not to be underestimated on the mats.
In 2022, Hardy won multiple BJJ competitions at the REORG Open and the UMAC Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open. There are plenty of celebrities training in BJJ or other martial arts, but the English actor is one of the only famous people to test their skills in competitions.
Where does Tom Hardy train?
Tom Hardy trains at NYK Martial Arts Academy in Ludlow, Kentucky. Along with head instructor Scott Smith, Tom DeBlass has frequently been seen training and coaching at NYK. DeBlass is a BJJ competitor that also fought in MMA, making appearances in the UFC and Bellator. The 40-year-old has won several high-level competitions, including the 2015 World No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship, the 2008 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship, the 2015 ADCC Nationals Absolute tournament, and more.
Hardy’s dedication to jiu-jitsu is admirable because it comes from his passion for the sport. The 45-year-old has an estimated net worth of $45 million to $60 million. Most people worth that kind of money avoid combat sports, but the English actor seems to enjoy the process. It’ll be intriguing to see how long it takes him to win another BJJ competition.