I’ve read a few websites that explain Brazilian nicknames, and a few forum threads talking about nicknames, and Gracie Barra Upland even puts those nicknames on their gis. You can even find fun advice about nicknames, such as: Stay away from any Jiu-Jitsu fighter with the nickname, Sasquatch, Hulk, Shrek, Goliath, or with the word “Big” before his name. And of course there are blog entries about favorite BJJ nicknames.
I’m still pretty new, and in Korea I haven’t heard ANY nicknames. BUT I sometimes give nicknames to the people in my gym, like “Porno Pants,” (though I’m just going to call him “Legs” from now on), and “Spider Girl” and today I called a guy in my class “Gumby.”
So I started thinking of what nickname I would give myself. I know, I know, you’re not supposed to give yourself a nickname. Meh. Whatever. I couldn’t resist giving myself this nickname: Hollywood, because of all the SOUND EFFECTS I bring to the table! 😀 Sit on my chest and I wheeze. Grab my arm and I squeek “nonono.” Sweep me and I “oof.”
(“Bug” came in a distant second, because people keep SQUISHING me!)
So, what is your BJJ nickname? You can share a nickname that you have been given or make one up yourself (shhhh I won’t tell!). Make sure to tell us WHY you have that nickname! 😀
You are welcome to also share your Internet/forum/blog nickname as well! My non-BJJ, Internet nickname is “scifigal” because I looooove science fiction and I loooooove that I’m a nerdy gal and I WANT THE WHOLE WORLD TO KNOW! 🙂
Updated to add: This is the origin of my BJJ blog nickname, and one I’ve adopted in real life! Thanks!!