The secret to Tom Hardy’s movie star muscles! As he wins a Jiu-Jitsu contest at a Milton Keynes school, martial arts experts says it hones power, agility and mental-toughness – and is loved by stars because ‘ego is a non factor’ on the mat

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  • Tom Hardy stuns fans with his appearance at UK jiu-jitsu competitions
  • He entered the martial arts championship at Oakgrove School in Milton Keynes
  • British actor at UMAC Milton Keynes BJJ Open 2022. won the gold medal during

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He’s a Hollywood action man who has played Marvel villains and Mad Max in his 20-year career – but more recently, Tom Hardy has surprised fans across the UK with appearances at local jiu-jitsu competitions .

The 45-year-old British actor proved his skills in real life as he entered the martial arts championship at Oakgrove School in Milton Keynes on Saturday.

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Tom showed off his strength by winning a home gold medal during the UMAC Milton Keynes BJJ Open 2022 – after arranging to take part in a fight in secret at the local school sports hall, where he knocked out all of his opponents.

The Dark Knight Rises actor learned Brazilian jiu-jitsu while preparing for his role as an MMA fighter in the 2011 film Warrior, and most recently, as part of preparation for the 2018 Venom film, he combined martial arts workouts with changed his physique.

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Tom isn’t the only Hollywood celebrity who enjoys jiu-jitsu – Chris Pratt, Jonah Hill, Rebel Wilson, Gisele Bundchen and Demi Lovato have all tried their hand at the sport.

Mixed martial artist and undefeated UAE Warriors Heavyweight Champion Chi Lewis-Parry, who has appeared in Bridgerton and Ted Lasso, told FEMAIL that the exercise is popular among actors because of the “training room” of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). within the walls. Jim, ego is a non-factor, any day, anyone can be the king of the hill.’

He's a Hollywood action man who has played Marvel villains and Mad Max in his 20-year career - but more recently, Tom Hardy has surprised fans across the UK with appearances at local jiu-jitsu competitions .

He’s a Hollywood action man who has played Marvel villains and Mad Max in his 20-year career – but more recently, Tom Hardy has surprised fans across the UK with appearances at local jiu-jitsu competitions . In London before a training session, in Warrior, and pictured at left

The 45-year-old British actor proved his skills in real life as he entered the martial arts championship at Oakgrove School in Milton Keynes on Saturday.

The 45-year-old British actor proved his skills in real life as he entered the martial arts championship at Oakgrove School in Milton Keynes on Saturday.

chi Said: ‘Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is arguably the most intense physical workout you can do yourself.

‘It is a sport that requires complete concentration and constant engagement of your muscles. This makes it an excellent workout for your body.

‘Secondary to the physical challenge, the mind is tested. Think of BJJ as a chess match where you are constantly guessing your opponent’s next move.

‘Working the muscles of the mind is as important as the physical body. It is an art form designed to take size and strength out of the equation.

‘Traditionally, martial arts are practiced to teach confidence and BJJ is no different. With confidence comes discipline and it is a mainstay of life which can benefit many areas in day to day life.’

The martial arts expert said the sport is great for actors as it can be practiced anywhere, as long as you have a “willing partner and some gym clothes to sweat on”.

“Earlier this year while filming for Disney, I caught a stuntman and we worked some techniques in between,” Chi said.

He continued: ‘In my personal experience, ego is the downfall of man, but for some reason within the walls of the training room at BJJ Gym, ego is a non factor, any day, anyone can be king of the hill. ,

Shock: Tom surprised the audience when he competed in the martial arts championship and proved that he is as much an action star in real life as the gold he won.

Shock: Tom surprised the audience when he competed in the martial arts championship and proved that he is as much an action star in real life as the gold he won.

WINNER: The 45-year-old Venom actor showed off his might as he took part in the UMAC Milton Keynes BJJ Open 2022 held at Oakgrove School in Milton Keynes on Saturday.

WINNER: The 45-year-old Venom actor showed off his might as he took part in the UMAC Milton Keynes BJJ Open 2022 held at Oakgrove School in Milton Keynes on Saturday.

Sudden Arrival: He had arranged to take part in a fight secretly at a local school sports hall, where he knocked out all his opponents

Sudden Arrival: He had arranged to take part in a fight secretly at a local school sports hall, where he knocked out all his opponents

Shocked: The crowd couldn't believe their eyes when the Hollywood star stepped out in blue jiu jitsu ji, which gave a flash of her toned physique as she partially opened her top

Shocked: The crowd couldn’t believe their eyes when the Hollywood star stepped out in blue jiu jitsu ji, which gave a flash of her toned physique as she partially opened her top

personal trainer Rachel Priest He said Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a great way to get in shape and improve your fitness while learning self-defense.

the father who took on tom hardy

Fight: Andy Leatherland, 42, confronts Tom in the finale, says the Hollywood star brought the same intensity to the fight as he does in his action movies

Fight: Andy Leatherland, 42, confronts Tom in the finale, says the Hollywood star brought the same intensity to the fight as he does in his action movies

42-year-old Andy Leatherland took on Tom in the finals and said that the Hollywood star He has brought the same intensity to the fight as he does in his action films.

The father, who is a sales manager and blue belt, said he entered the local program after realizing Tom was there.

He said: ‘I knew he had fought in the last competition at the local level and won two golds, and I knew at the time that I fit his category – I was the same age, belt and weight as him.

‘We used to joke that if he fights, I will fight him, but I didn’t think about it.

‘I was considering the Milton Keynes tournament because it was very local. And then one morning – he goes by the name of Edward Hardy – I saw that he had actually signed up.’

Andy said that he learned the day before the competition that he would fight Tom only if they went face-to-face in a final or bronze level match.

Action: Father, a sales manager and blue belt, said he entered the local program after realizing Tom was

Action: Father, a sales manager and blue belt, said he entered the local program after realizing Tom was

When he confronted the actor, he said that Tom was completely focused during the fight.

‘Lining up, he was very focused. He brought the intensity he brought to his film roles. He didn’t say a word, he didn’t say anything.

‘When it came to the match, you couldn’t help noticing that it was him, but then it just became a competition.

‘I made a mistake and he took advantage of it. He grabbed it all the way, and he choked me, and it was over relatively quickly.’

Andy said that Tom was ‘perfectly healthy’ when he chatted after the fight and admitted he got martial arts competitions…

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