Julia ‘Jiu-Jiu’ Johansen writes a lovely BJJ blog, which she began in the summer of 2010 when she met BJJ and fell head over heels. I first ran across Julia’s tales of a BJJ grrl in Korea with this open-hearted tale of her first BJJ competition and have enjoyed her posts ever since.
Julia’s most recent (super cute) post, Your BJJ Nickname, has a great thread of comments on readers own nicknames and Julia’s hunt for an appropriate alias. I noted that my nickname is ‘Megatron’ as my name is Meg and my team mates consider me and my game (I suppose) ‘tronic’. Julia, a self-professed Sci Fi Fanatic and Geek Grrl Extraordinaire, shared with me:
Your nickname is a badass leader of the Decepticons in Transformers … Plus, you come in standard mode and BATTLE MODE!
Holy H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks! Standard mode and battle mode? Now we’re talking! I normally consider myself a Soldier of the Light, or at least I try to keep my dark side in check, but I can’t say I’m not psyched by my fellow Megatronian’s chimeric qualities!
So, what’s your BJJ nickname? Why not shoot on over to Julia’s blog, leave a comment, and help her create a name with just the right balance of sassy and sweet.
27 Jan 2011 @ 9:58 am
Way back when I started BJJ under Pedro Bessa I got landed with "Sakuraba" He even put it on my blue belt certificate. I'm not complaining.
27 Jan 2011 @ 10:03 am
Nice! Thanks for your comment, Iron Turtle 😀
27 Jan 2011 @ 12:43 pm
Yes! Thank you for the pimpage, Decepticon leader! 😉 I feel the love!
27 Jan 2011 @ 12:46 pm
My pleasure, Julia! Is a fun post and your blog is so sweet-natured. I guess you must be too. I hope to find out for myself one day! 🙂
27 Jan 2011 @ 1:46 pm
I am rife with positivity and enthusiasm! Actually, it's what's always marked on my evaluations at work: Julia is passionate and enthusiastic. Glad it shows in my BJJ blog! 🙂 I hope to meet you, too! Hopefully I'll get my BJJ vacation in to England!
27 Jan 2011 @ 1:50 pm
'rife with positivity and enthusiasm', beautiful! Yes, English BJJ-vacay would be superb! We'll meet on the mats one day, I am sure 🙂
27 Jan 2011 @ 4:37 pm
How about both you ladies come to the Pans? or Mundials? or both? Look for the redheaded scorer, that's me, the Red Menace! 🙂
27 Jan 2011 @ 7:04 pm
That would be cool! Thought about going this year, but don't think I'll have the knee-fitness to compete so probably won't make the journey. You never know. If we don't meet you in Texas, though, how are we going to score some amazing Georgette cuisine?!
30 Jan 2011 @ 4:00 am
I could only hope to one day earn the title of "Megatron" on the mats (it's already what a couple friends call me.
I'm a definite fan of Optimus myself(Prime was one of my first crushes), but Megatron hold some serious weight.
30 Jan 2011 @ 1:35 pm
Hi5 fellow Megatronian! It is a natural option for a fierce Megan, isn't it 😉
Indeed, I hadn't realised the badass pedigree of the name; I've got a long way to go to live up to it too!
7 Feb 2011 @ 2:46 pm
Megan gave me the awesome nickname Jiu-Jiu, which works on a few levels–first, easy peasy for Koreans to say, second, it has a hidden JIU JITSU meaning, third, it TOTALLY works with my name!
So now I need to propagate this nickname!
LOVE, Jiu-Jiu! 😉
7 Feb 2011 @ 2:48 pm
Oh wow, that is friggin inspired! Go get ’em, Jiu-Jiu! (I’m updating my Blogroll…)