Tom Hardy spoke about the impact Jiu-Jitsu had on his life after winning the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship.
That Peaky Blinders Star is said to have “secretly arranged” to enter the competition at Oakgrove School in Milton Keys on Saturday (September 17).
Event sponsor Sean Rosborough said so Daily mail that the organizers knew in advance of Hardy’s attendance but decided to keep it under wraps because they didn’t want “crowds of people showing up [and] distraction” from the competition.
In the final round, the poison Star-faced Andy Leatherland, a 42-year-old sales manager and a jiu-jitsu blue belt, like Hardy.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday (September 21), the 45-year-old actor revealed that he competed in the championship as part of the global non-profit organization REORG.
“Addiction is a difficult and complex subject to navigate; as does mental health,” Hardy wrote in his post. “Topics that are both deeply personal to me and very close to my heart.
“I’m honored to support the charity and my team REORG and the amazing work they do to support the mental health and well-being of war veterans, military personnel and first responders through the therapeutic benefits of Jiu Jitsu and fitness training.”
That poison star also spoke about the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu and what it means to him.
“Simple exercise has been fundamental for me (as a hobby and as a personal love) to further develop a deeper sense of inner resilience, calm and well-being,” he said. “I can’t stress how important it was and the impact it had on my life and my teammates.”
Hardy is a recovered drug addict and has previously spoken about how his alcohol and drug addiction spiraled out of control around 2002.
“I was a shameful suburban statistic. I was told very clearly, ‘You’re going this way, Tom, you’re not coming back. That’s it. Everything you need to know,” he said Yahoo in a 2015 interview. “That message stuck with me clearly for the rest of my days.
“I’m damn happy to be here.”
In his Instagram post, Hardy highlighted all the ways REORG is helping people deal with their addiction.
“Your work has transformed and saved lives around the world by not only providing an effective, positive means of navigating and coping with the challenging psychological aspects of the military and first responder career, but also allowing many to find a new sense of purpose, identity, and community, that is often lost in the transition to civilian life,” the actor wrote.
Last month, Hardy won two medals at a jiu-jitsu charity competition for REORG in Wolverhampton. He began training with the organization in preparation for his 2011 film warrior and has a blue belt.
If you or someone you know is addicted to alcohol you can call the national alcohol helpline Drinkline confidentially on 0300 123 1110 or visit the NHS website here Information about the programs available to you.
If you or someone you know is addicted to drugs you can get confidential 24/7 help and support from Frank by calling 0300 123 6600, texting 82111, send an email or visit their website here.
In the US, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration can be reached at 1-800-662-HELP.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/tom-hardy-jiu-jitsu-instagram-b2172667.html Tom Hardy reveals why he competed in Brazil’s jiu-jitsu competition in the UK