Tom Hardy talks after his surprise jiu-jitsu win, and reveals why he entered

A few days after secretly entering – and winning – the Jiu-Jitsu competition over the weekend, Tom Hardy revealed why he took first place.

The Oscar-nominated actor, 45, shocked a group of martial artists in England afterwards Appeared in competition on Saturday As a blue belt proficient in the field of self-defense.

taking on Instagram On the Wednesday after his victory, the “The Revenant” star revealed that he participated in the tournament as part of the global non-profit REORG.

“Addiction is a difficult and complex subject to overcome; as is mental health,” Hardy wrote. “Themes that are very personal to me and very close to my heart.”

He added, “It is an honor to be able to represent the charity, my REORG team, and the great work they do to support the mental health and well-being of service veterans, military and first responders through the therapeutic benefits of Jiu Jitsu and fitness training.”

The Venom representative said the sport helped him develop a “deeper sense of inner resilience.”

Tom Hardy with his first place medal after the competition.
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“Simple training for me (as a hobby and special love) was a key foundation for developing a deeper sense of inner resilience, calm and well-being,” he explained. “I cannot stress the importance it has had on my life and my teammates.”

according to WatchmanHardy entered the competition under his real name “Edward” departing from his stage name, which is also his middle name.

Actor Tom Hardy took home the gold in a martial arts championship after secretly arranging a fight in the gym and keeping his local opponents satisfied.
Tom Hardy’s opponent told local media that the actor’s appearance over the weekend left him “shocked”.
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Hardy has been open about his past struggles with substance abuse, including a rough time in his life when he was addicted to alcohol and drugs in 2002.

Last month, Hardy won two medals in a jiu-jitsu fundraising competition for REORG.

Hardy participated in an arduous training program with the organization in an effort to prepare for his 2011 film “Warrior”.