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Gerbil Jiu Jitsu hits the UK!

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by TFPUK, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. TFPUK

    TFPUK White Belt

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    Whilst on a recent trip to Rio, I had the pleasure of making friends with Jeremy Arel, founder of Gerbil Jiu Jitsu; Jeremy gave me a leaving present in the shape of what will now be a very rare first edition gi patch and as a token of appreciation, I now have said patch sewn onto my gi :icon_chee:icon_chee

    Thus helping spread the word of Gerbil Jiu Jitsu on foreign soil :icon_chee

    Jeremy will soon be releasing a new design, so keep youre eyes peeled folks!

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    TFP
     
  2. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    LoL, thanks for representing :D
     
  3. Goonerz

    Goonerz White Belt

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    Creepy
     
  4. crackbaby420**

    crackbaby420** Yellow Belt

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    ^ lol

    why the gerbil?
     
  5. Hamsterdam

    Hamsterdam Orange Belt

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    That's awesome. I would join just to get that patch.
     
  6. BruceOnJuice

    BruceOnJuice Blue Belt

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    That's his nick name his coach give him years ago. I guess when he first started training his stance was like a gerbil. You should read his "moving to brazil thread" its very well done and funny.
     
  7. crackbaby420**

    crackbaby420** Yellow Belt

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    haha that's cool. I'm guessing his coach was Brazilian because when I was down in Brazil, lots of people I met had a nickname that was used amongst friends instead of their real name.
     
  8. curb1850

    curb1850 Green Belt

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    Yeah Gerbil is a cool dude, took me a while to figure out the nickname though haha
     
  9. TFPUK

    TFPUK White Belt

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    Jeremy's a cool guy, great teacher with an eye for detail, really enjoyed my time in Rio with the guy, both training and hanging out together, collecting Burger King crowns :icon_chee

    His little tips and pointers he gave me have helped me immensely with my game and every time I pull off a move I got from Jeremy, I have to shout 'Gerbil Jiu Jitsu!!'

    My students think I'm insane......

    TFP
     
  10. sanchezero

    sanchezero Green Belt

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    hmm, there's gotta be a nuthugger joke in here somewhere...
     
  11. TFPUK

    TFPUK White Belt

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    Lol, not at all :icon_chee

    TFP
     
  12. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    I think I've heard every joke imaginable, and then come up with a few beyond most peoples imagination.

    Most of the time I hear the name "Richard Gere" and "Elton John" but it usually dies off after the first couple visit to a gym.

    I didnt pick the name that's for sure, but I have to say it's memorable.
     
  13. KILL KILL

    KILL KILL Gold Belt

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    such a silly animal
     
  14. Rado

    Rado Blue Belt

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    Is that a school name or somebody "creating" another style for something that already exists? I hope the earlier.
     
  15. Belatucadros

    Belatucadros Brown Belt

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    You must be new here
     
  16. sanchezero

    sanchezero Green Belt

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    nah, man, it's just the location of your patch combined with a positive, supportive post by the OP, therefore...
     
  17. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    Neither. The patch is just for me. When I start my school it wont be called "gerbil jiujitsu" that would be a marketing nightmare.
     
  18. curb1850

    curb1850 Green Belt

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    Haha, yeah I could see that being an issue!

    You planning to start a school soon? Have a general location yet?
     
  19. Hellboy31

    Hellboy31 Brown Belt

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    On the contrary dude... I think you should keep the name if you open up a school. If nothing else it'll get peoples' attention and get them talking. Also, I'm sure there's enough info on you (from a simple google search) so people can see what you're all about. Definitely keep the name for your school.
     
  20. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    Yes I will be opening a school in Northern NC

    I'm still saying no. I will have the gerbil logo (coming soon!) but I wont keep the name gerbil jiujitsu.
     

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