Celebrities who get a kick out of martial arts

Tom Hardy wins gold at the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship in the UK

Stars Insider

23/09/22 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Martial arts

Besides being talented in their areas of professional expertise, some international celebrities also know martial arts such as taekwondo, kung fu, judo, and karate. Some have practiced them in the past, while others still follow several disciplines as a way to keep fit. A few are even black belts!

Tom Hardy reportedly started learning jiu-jitsu for his role in the 2011 film  'Warrior' and has been training ever since. The actor displayed the skills he has gained over the years by entering multiple competitions in 2022 and taking home the gold! On the third weekend of September, the star was a surprise competitor at the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship in Milton Keynes, England. One experienced fighter who has entered many competitions faced off against Hardy in the semi-final and said the actor was exceptionally strong. "He certainly lived up to his Bane character, that’s for sure.”

Hardy ended up taking home a gold medal. This was his second gold medal in as many months, as he also entered the REORG Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Wolverhampton in August. REORG is an organization that teaching jiu-jitsu to military personnel and service people who are suffering from physical or mental illness. 

Browse the gallery and find out the celebrities who practice, or have practiced, martial arts. 

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