Happy Friday! Name Game Edition

Happy Friday everyone!

I was just thinking about some of the names we have for guards and techniques- spider guard, butterfly guard, scissor sweep- for the most part they make sense: they remind the person of a particular object, insect, etc. or they are named after the person who most notably used it- for example the De la Riva Guard, or the Kimura.

There are some funky ones out there that just don’t make sense, personally. Like Worm guard, for example. Keenan, dude, why “worm guard”? I guess “Lapel Wrapping Clusterduck” was sort of a mouthful.

And yes, I intentionally used the word “clusterduck”- it’s one of the best autocorrect mistakes iPhone has ever given me.

And let’s not even get started on Eddie Bravo- Electric Chair? The Wizard? Banana Split? I may or may not be making up that last one- I’m not too sure, to be honest.

Who gets to name these things? I’m sure there are multiple names for the same positions- how does one name get to be more popular than the other?

Just some things to think about. Have a great weekend everyone!

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