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WV Executive Magazine Feature on Butch Hiles Self Defense Classes

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Read More About Our Seminars in WV Executive Magazine

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Butch Hiles Self-Defense Seminars

More BJJ Classes Added!

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

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In efforts to add more training we have added classes and open mats to both the morning and evening schedules.

Here is our updated BJJ Schedule:

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes Offered in the Morning & Evening

BJJ Morning Classes:

Open Mat: Monday-Friday at 10-11am

Class: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11am

Saturday Open Gym 1pm

Sunday Open Gym TBA

BJJ Evening Classes:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Technique Class for Level 1,2 & 3 at 6-7PM

Monday and Wednesday Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class for Level 4 & Adv. Students at 7-8:45PM

Thursday 7-8:30pm Open Mat (Schedule ahead)

Saturday Open Gym 1pm

Sunday Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open Gym TBA

WVGO $700 Cash Tournament Set to Return 3/21/15

Friday, February 13th, 2015

 Gi & No Gi Double Elimination Tournament March 21, 2015

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  $700 in Cash Prizes!!!

$700 in Cash Prizes & Divisions for Men, Women, Kids, Teens, and Masters

Once again, our annual March Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi and No Gi Tournament returns to Hoover High School in Clendenin, WV (near Charleston, WV). This tournament features competitors from all around the surrounding states and is packed with high level competition!

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time: Tournament 11am (Cash tournament starts), Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.
Cost: Only $50 for those who preregister ($65 at the door) and you can compete in as many divisions as you want (Preregistration’s must be in our hands no later than 3/20/2015 and the forms will be at the bottom of this page).

$40 for children ($50 at the door)

$65 for those who are competing for the cash prizes but they may also compete in any other division at no extra charge

Format: Gi and No Gi DOUBLE ELIMINATION tournament with Cash Prizes for special absolute divisions.  Also includes Men, Women, kids, Teens, and masters divisions
Location: Herbert Hoover High School, Clendenin, WV

Cash Prizes for the winner of our No Gi Advanced Divisions!!!

Featuring two Absolute No Gi Divisions with a $350 cash prize for the winner of each division.  These special divisions will be single elimination and the weight classes will be as follows:

170 lbs. and under and 171 lbs. and up

A Grappling Tournament for Everyone

As always, we want all of our competitors to have as much fun as possible, so we offer a well organized tournament that is fair and offers a ton of matches at a low price. Because there is no additional cost and it is double elimination, each competitor has the chance to compete a minimum of 6 times if they did all divisions in the gi and no gi tournaments (regular divisions and absolute divisions).

There will be children’s, teens, women’s, men’s (18-30), and masters divisions (31 and above).  The weight classes for both gi and no gi will be as follows:

Weight Classes for Men Gi & No Gi

Adult Men (Masters class uses the same weight categories):
149.9 & Below
150 lbs. to 164.9 lbs.
165 lbs. to 179.9 lbs.
180 lbs. to 194.9 lbs.
195 lbs. to 209.9 lbs.
210 lbs. to 224.9 lbs.
225 lbs. & Above

***Many times there are not enough purple belt and above competitors to fill every weight class.  In that case, we will make the weight classes as even as possible

Weight Classes for Women Gi & No Gi

Adult Women:
135 & Under (Lightweight)
136 & Over (Middleweight)

Weight classes for teens will be divided at the tournament but the age brackets will be divided as follows:
Kids 6-8, 9-11, Teens 12-14, 15-17

Experience Levels For Gi & No Gi

Adult Gi Competitors – White, Blue, & Purple & Above

Adult No Gi Competitors:

  • Beginner: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (1-3 years exp.)
  • Advanced: (3 years +)

*** Those who compete in the Blue Belt Gi Division must compete in the Intermediate or Advanced No-Gi Divisions

*** Those who compete in the Purple Belt & Above Gi Division must compete in the Advanced No-Gi Division

Masters Division (Ages 31 yrs & above)

Masters Divisions follow all the same experience levels as the other adult categories

Teens 12-17

  • Beginner Gi & No Gi: (Less than a 6 months experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for true beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (6 months – one year)
  • Advanced: (one year and above)

*** Weight classes and experience levels may need to be combined according to attendance

Kids 6-11

  • Beginner Gi & No Gi: (Less than a 6 months experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for true beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (6 months – one year)
  • Advanced: (one year and above)

*** Weight classes and experience levels may need to be combined according to attendance

Pre-registration Links

Don’t forget to pre-register for an additional discount!!!

$50 for any adult competitor (this includes teens wishing to compete in the adult division)




 

$40 for women and children




 

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Weigh-Ins

Weigh-ins to be held Friday (7:30pm-9:30pm at Hoover High School, unless special arrangements are made) and Saturday 8:30am-10:30am

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles
www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370

Marcello Monteiro BJJ Seminar Feb 1

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Don’t miss one of the greatest BJJ coaches around.  Marcello Monteiro is internationally known and is always on the cutting edge of BJJ.

His next seminar will be at Butch Hiles BJJ on February 1, 2014 at 1p.

It’s only $65 if you pre-register.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

 

Intimidation signs on as sponsor for Butch Hiles’ West Virginia Grappling Open, ADCC Gi & NoGi US Nationals starting Dec. 7 in Charleston, West Virginia

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Intimidation signs on as sponsor for Butch Hiles’ West Virginia Grappling Open, ADCC Gi & NoGi US Nationals starting Dec. 7 in Charleston, West Virginia

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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that it has signed on as a sponsor for West Virginia Grappling Open events, starting with the ADCC Gi & NoGi US Nationals on December 7 in Charleston, West Virginia. Coordinated by West Virginia grappling and mixed martial arts pioneer Butch Hiles, the events are immediately set to become one of the most prestigious in the United States.

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The December 7 event is especially notable, as it will featured the US Nationals for the “Olympics of Grappling” Abu Dhabi Combat Club. The main event features an ADCC professional superfight, with former UFC heavyweight title challenger and decorated grappler Jeff Monson taking on Strikeforce veteran Antwain Britt.

Intimidation has become a major player in the grappling community, sponsoring Hiles’ West Virginia Games in the past as well as multiple American Grappling Challenge events along with WVGO events for the foreseeable future. In addition, the Intimidation brand had a very strong presence in West Virginia’s first year of legalized MMA in the state (2012).

For more information on this WVGO event, visit the event page on the WVGO website.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA training gear with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Local MMA t-shirts and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. Anyone interested can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

The Olympics of Grappling Come to Charleston, WV

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

ADCC Gi & No Gi US Nationals

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 (Brought to you by the WVGO)

Featuring Adult, Masters, & Children’s Gi & No Gi Divisions

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ADCC Gi & No Gi US Nationals

The Olympics of grappling are set to debut this December 7th, 2013 in Charleston, WV and will feature the best grapplers the state has ever seen.

  • Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2013

  • Time: Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am (Kids Times to be announced – most likely they will start at 10am)

  • Cost: Only 65$ if you pre-register and you can compete in as many divisions as you want, and only 55$ for women and children.  It is 85$ for those not pre-registered and 70$ for women and children (the final date to pre-register is December 5th, 2013)

  • Format: Official ADCC rules and scoring in both Gi and No Gi divisions, and Absolute divisions in each skill level (See Below)

  • Location: John Adams Middle School (2002 Presidential Dr  Charleston, WV 25314)
  • Contact: Butch Hiles Butch@ButchHiles.com www.wvgrapplingopen.com

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Tournament Information

There will be children’s, teens, women’s, masters, and men’s divisions and the weight classes for both gi and no gi will be as follows:

No Gi Information

Experience levels are the same for kids, junior, adult, and masters

  • Beginner: Less than 2 years experience in BJJ, Judo, Sambo, Wrestling, etc
  • Intermediate: Less than 3 years experience, Max blue belt in BJJ, No medals in Judo, Sambo, Wrestling, etc
  • Advanced: 3 years + experience

Adult Men Weight Classes Beginner & Intermediate:

***Please note that the advanced adult men will have different weight classes than the other divisions

132 & Below 132.1 lbs. to 143 lbs. 143.1 lbs. to 154 lbs. 154.1 lbs. to 167 lbs. 167.1 lbs. to 183 lbs. 183.1 lbs. to 200 lbs. 200.1 lbs. to 220 lbs 220.1 lbs. and above

Adult Men Advanced Weight Class (Professional)

145.2 & Below 145.3 lbs. to 169.5 lbs. 169.6 lbs. to 193.7 lbs. 193.8 lbs. to 218 lbs. 218.1 lbs. and above

Adult Men Masters Beginner – Advanced (30yrs and above)

132 lbs. & Below 132.1 lbs. to 143 lbs. 143.1 lbs. to 154 lbs. 154.1 lbs. to 167 lbs. 167.1 lbs. to 183 lbs. 183.1 lbs. to 200 lbs. 200.1 lbs. to 220 lbs. 220.1 lbs. and above

Adult Women Beginner – Intermediate: 114.4 lbs. & Under 114.5 lbs. – 128 lbs. 128.1 lbs. & Over

Adult Women Advanced (Professional): 132.2 lbs. & Under 132.3 & Over

Age Brackets for Kids: Kids 5-7, 8-10, 11-12

Weight Classes for Kids (weight classes may be combined if needed):

53 lbs. & Below 53.1 lbs. to 62 lbs. 62.1 lbs. to 70 lbs. 70.1 lbs. to 79 lbs. 79.1 lbs. to 88 lbs. 88.1 lbs. to 99 lbs. 99.1 lbs. to 110 lbs. 110.1 lbs. to 121 lbs. 121.1 lbs. and above

Age Brackets for Juniors (Juniors can compete in adult class but must pay the adult fee): 13-15, 16-17

Weight Classes for Juniors

132 & Below 132.1 lbs. to 143 lbs. 143.1 lbs. to 154 lbs. 154.1 lbs. to 167 lbs. 167.1 lbs. to 183 lbs. 183.1 lbs. to 200 lbs. 200.1 lbs. to 220 lbs 220.1 lbs. and above

Experience Levels For Gi & No Gi

Adult Gi Competitors – White, Blue, Purple, Brown & Black (Purple-Black will be kept separate whenever possible)

Masters Division (Ages 30 yrs & above)

Masters Divisions follow all the same experience levels as the other adult categories

Teens 13-15 and 16-17: White/Yellow Belts, Orange/Green Belts, Blue/Purple Belts

*** Weight classes and experience levels may need to be combined according to attendance

Kids 5-7, 8-10, and 11-12: White Belts, Yellow Belts, Orange/Green Belts

*** Weight classes and experience levels may need to be combined according to attendance

Further information about the entire event can also be found on www.theWVgames.com

Please contact the event coordinator for additional details and/or questions: Butch Hiles 304-549-9370 info@theWVgames.com

Pre-registration Links

Don’t forget to pre-register for an additional discount!!!

$65 for any adult competitor (this includes teens wishing to compete in the adult division)

  $55 for women and children

 

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370

At the Door Registration:

85$ at the event, 70$ for women and children under 12 – price includes all events (gi and no gi)

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Weigh-Ins

Friday TBA

***Special arrangements can be made for those driving far distances, etc. If you have any questions, please contact Butch Hiles

Saturday from 8-10:30AM – Kids MUST be weighed in by 9:30

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Starting Time and Rules Meeting

Tournament Schedule:

Saturday: Kids/teens rules meeting at 9:30 and first match at 10am, so please be weighed in by 9:30AM

***The first kids match will be at 10AM, followed by teens

Adult rules meeting will be at 10:30AM and the first match will be at 11AM

***Gi Divisions will run first and we will run the highest belt levels first in all divisions

Saturday Match Schedule

9:30AM Kids Rules Meeting

10:00AM Kids/Teens Matches Begin

10:30AM Adult Rules Meeting

11:00AM Adult Matches Start (Purple Belts)

After Party

TBA

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Hotel Info

Coming Soon

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Sponsors

Intimidation Fight Wear

Everest College

H & H Enterprises – Bringing Fun to You

The Tinney Law Firm, PLLC

 Elk Family Dentistry – Joey Adkins DDS

4968 Elk River Road South, Elkview, WV 25071 (304) 965-6661

Elk River Chiropractic‎ 4710 Chimney Drive, Big Chimney, WV 25302-4841 (304) 965-2458

The Center for Pain Relief

Kona Ice of Charleston, WV

Charleston CVB

HealthSource

Submission Only Tournament to Benefit Cancer Research on Sept 28, 2013

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

 Gi & No Gi Submission Only Tournament September 28, 2013 in Chapmanville, WV to Benefit Cancer Research

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  Divisions for Men, Women, Kids, Teens, and Masters

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013

Time: Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.
Cost: Only $50 for those who preregister ($65 at the door) and you can compete in as many divisions as you want (Preregistration’s must be in our hands no later than 9/27/2013 and the links will be at the bottom of this page).

$40 for children ($50 at the door)

Format: Gi and No Gi SUBMISSION ONLY.  Also includes Men, Women, kids, Teens, and masters divisions

Location: Old High School in Chapmanville, WV

Help us Choke Out Cancer!!!

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The WVGO will be donating money to the American Cancer Society at the conclusion of the tournament.  So, join us for a great cause!

A Grappling Tournament for Everyone

As always, we want all of our competitors to have as much fun as possible, so we offer a well organized tournament that is fair and offers a ton of matches at a low price. Because there is no additional cost and it is double elimination, each competitor has the chance to compete a minimum of 6 times if they did all divisions in the gi and no gi tournaments (regular divisions and absolute divisions).

There will be children’s, teens, women’s, men’s (18-30), and masters divisions (31 and above).  The weight classes for both gi and no gi will be as follows:

Weight Classes for Men Gi & No Gi

Adult Men (Masters class uses the same weight categories):
149.9 & Below
150 lbs. to 164.9 lbs.
165 lbs. to 179.9 lbs.
180 lbs. to 194.9 lbs.
195 lbs. to 209.9 lbs.
210 lbs. to 224.9 lbs.
225 lbs. & Above

***Many times there are not enough purple belt and above competitors to fill every weight class.  In that case, we will make the weight classes as even as possible

Weight Classes for Women Gi & No Gi

Adult Women:
135 & Under (Lightweight)
136 & Over (Middleweight)

Weight classes for teens will be divided at the tournament but the age brackets will be divided as follows:
Kids 6-8, 9-11, Teens 12-14, 15-17

Experience Levels For Gi & No Gi

Adult Gi Competitors – White, Blue, & Purple & Above

Adult No Gi Competitors:

  • Beginner: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (1-3 years exp.)
  • Advanced: (3 years +)

*** Those who compete in the Blue Belt Gi Division must compete in the Intermediate or Advanced No-Gi Divisions

*** Those who compete in the Purple Belt & Above Gi Division must compete in the Advanced No-Gi Division

Masters Division (Ages 31 yrs & above)

Masters Divisions follow all the same experience levels as the other adult categories

Teens 12-17

  • Beginner Gi & No Gi: (Less than a 6 months experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for true beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (6 months – one year)
  • Advanced: (one year and above)

*** Weight classes and experience levels may need to be combined according to attendance

Kids 6-11

  • Beginner Gi & No Gi: (Less than a 6 months experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for true beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (6 months – one year)
  • Advanced: (one year and above)

*** Weight classes and experience levels may need to be combined according to attendance

Weigh-Ins

Weigh-ins to be held Friday (Time TBA) and Saturday 9am-11am

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles
www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370

Pre-Registration (Must be done by 9/27/13)

$50.00 pre-registration for all adult competitors ($65 at the door) and this includes teens wanting to adult divisions



 

$40.00 for children ($50 at the door) – $50 pre-registartion if you are doing adult divisions as well




 

Tuesday No Gi Submission Wrestling Class

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

We are bringing our no gi submission wrestling classes back to Tuesday nights at 6pm.  This will give everyone an extra night of jiu-jitsu and we hope to see everyone there ASAP!

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2013 Best of Charleston Award Goes to Butch Hiles BJJ

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA Receives 2013 Best of Charleston Award

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Charleston Award Program Honors the Achievement

CHARLESTON July 20, 2013 — Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA has been selected for the 2013 Best of Charleston Award in the Jiu-Jitsu Training category by the Charleston Award Program.

Each year, the Charleston Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Charleston area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Charleston Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Charleston Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Charleston Award Program

The Charleston Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Charleston area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Charleston Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

Public Self-Defense Seminar set for July 27, 2013

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Our popular self-defense seminars for the public are back for the end of July. You will learn essential techniques on how to escape holds, grabs, chokes, etc. No flashy stuff that doesn’t work or that will get you hurt… just the real techniques that will help you survive and get away!

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Only $10 if you pre-register
$15 the day of

Email Butch Hiles for details advancedbkj@yahoo.com

Date: July 27, 2013

Time: 1pm

Location: Butch Hiles BJJ – 410 Summers Street, Charleston, WV 25301

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/548033321926936/?fref=ts

To Pre-register follow this link: