I am a white belt at Ronin Athletics in NYC and hit the gym 4-5 times a week for kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It's been tough but equally fun. I absolutely love my gym, I love the people that I train with, who've supported me since day one, and in spite of the bruises, pulled muscles and blisters, I'm having an amazing time.
I use real first names for certain instructors and any other girls who grapple because there's really no point in trying to hide who they are. For everyone else, I use my own nicknames and no, the names aren't totally random; they were all chosen for reasons that may or may not be immediately apparent. I don't care if people guess who they are, or who other nicknames refer to...it's just for fun. Enjoy.