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 β€œBig” 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! πŸ˜€ Sit on my chest and I wheeze. Grab my arm and I squeek “nonono.” Sweep me and I “oof.”

I guess “FX” could be a cool nickname, too!

(“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! πŸ˜€

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! πŸ™‚

Updated to add: This is the origin of my BJJ blog nickname, and one I’ve adopted in real life! Thanks!!