The Peaky Blinders star is said to have been ‘secretly arranged’ to take part in the competition at Oakgrove School in Milton Keys on Saturday (September 17).
Event sponsor Sean Rosborough said Daily mail that organizers knew about Hardy’s attendance ahead of time but decided to keep it a secret because they didn’t want “a lot of people to get around” [and] which discourages him from competing.
It’s during the last round Poison the star, like Hardy, faced Andy Leatherland, a 42-year-old sales executive and jiu-jitsu blue belt holder.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday (September 21), the 45-year-old actor revealed that he was participating in the championship as part of global non-profit organization REORG.
“I am honored to represent the charity and my REORG team and the great work they do in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of military veterans, military and first responders through the therapeutic benefits of Jiu Jitsu and fitness training. .”
The Poison The star also spoke about the benefits of jiu-jitsu and what it means to him.
“Simple training has been crucial for me (as a hobby and a personal love) to further develop a deeper sense of inner resilience, peace and well-being,” he said. “I cannot stress enough the importance it had and continues to have on my life and my teammates.
Hardy is a recovering substance abuser 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, ‘If you go down this road, Tom, you won’t come back. That’s all. Everything you need to know,” he said Yahoo in an interview in 2015. “This message clearly remained in my memory until the end of my days.
“I’m damn lucky to be here.”
In his Instagram post, Hardy highlighted all the ways REORG helps people deal with addictions.
“Their work has changed and saved lives around the world, not only by providing effective, positive means to navigate and manage the challenging psychological aspects of military and first responder careers, but also by enabling many to find a renewed sense of purpose, identity, and a community that is often lost in the transition to civilian life,” the actor wrote.
Last month, Hardy won two medals at a charity jiu-jitsu competition for REORG in Wolverhampton. He began training with the organization to prepare for his 2011 film A warrior and has a blue belt.
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