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Kimura Trap Seminar 6/17/2017 – David Avellan

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

David Avellan Kimura Trap Seminar

Date: 6/17/17
Time: 1p-4p
Cost: $75 (if you pre-register)
Special: For anyone who competes in the ADCC on 6/10 you will receive $20 off this price (just $55)!

A Message from David Avellan –

We all know what happens when you pass down knowledge through many middlemen. Although they may mean well, they might not pass down all the intricate details that make the technique perfect. Although you can order my DVD set (which I encourage that you do), you can’t ask my DVD’s questions, nor can they give you feedback on your technique.

That is what seminars are for.

Seminars are a great way of getting a concentrated blast of technique from top level talent. I know I have learned techniques from seminars that I have went on to win many matches with. Even learning just one technique or concept makes a seminar worth it’s weight in gold. How do you put a price on a technique that won you a world championship? They are an excellent way of boosting your technique and skill level.

Every seminar that I teach is planned well in advance, as I develop a written lesson plan to make sure all the content is focused and presented in proper order. My seminars run about 3 hours long per day, and it takes 2 days to cover the complete Kimura Trap System. I have had the pleasure of teaching seminars across the world and I continue to conduct seminars as time permits.

My Kimura Trap System Seminars are beginner friendly. I have taught white belts, children, and mean and women of all ages the Kimura Trap System with no problems. It also does not require flexibility or a specific body type to work well. Advanced students will also learn a lot as well. I have had ADCC World Championship medalists and BJJ Black Belts that have learned game changing techniques from my seminars.

Along with a great seminar, you will be getting a beautiful diploma recognizing your completion of the seminar, signed by the instructors. You can also take a photo with the instructors. Usually, the instructors will be available for private lessons and will also have shirts, DVDs, books, and other materials for sale that you can purchase if you choose to.

I have had the great honor of competing all over the world and have battled the greatest champions in grappling. I hold victories over Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts Rafael Lovato Jr., Tarsis Humphries, Amaury Bitteti, Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu, Rener Gracie, and Alexandre “Xande” Ribeiro. I have been featured in Grappling Magazine multiple times and have been featured in the local news as well.

I am currently looking forward to continuing my competition career and achieving one of my dreams – to become the ADCC Submission World Champion and Absolute Champion. I also wish to continue to spread my techniques and philosophy through seminars, books, DVDs, and through the internet.

TITLES
2000 KWA Sport Combat III Heavyweight Champion
2000 FFC Heavyweight Champion
2001 Rival Classic Heavyweight Champion
2001 Rival Classic II Heavyweight Champion
2002 FGA Submission Grappling Open II Heavyweight Champion
2002 Planet Submission 16-man Absolute Champion
2002 NAGA New England 10-man Superfight Champion
2003 NAGA World Light-Heavyweight Champion
2003 GQ Team USA Member – Cruiserweight
2003 NAGA All-American Superfight Champion
2003 NAGA Pro-Am Superfight Champion
2003 Finisher Cup Superfight Champion
2003 Grapplemania 4-man Superfight Champion
2003 GQ Pro Division World Champion
2003 Ultimate Submission Showdown – Silver Medalist
2004 Submission Wrestling Open ADCC Superfight Winner
2004 Grappler’s Quest West V Pro Middleweight Champion
2004 Grappler’s Quest Oxydol Challenge – Champion
2005 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship Competitor
2006 AFC VIII MMA Bout – Winner
2007 BodogFight Season 4 MMA Bout – Winner
2007 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship Competitor
2008 WEC Fighter
2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship Bronze Medalist
2011 Grapplers Quest Florida Cruiserweight Champion
2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship Competitor

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Kimura Trap Seminar



Cardio Boxing/Kickboxing Class Adds Another Day!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Because of the enormous growth of this popular class, we will now offer Cardio Boxing/Kickboxing Class Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm.

With 20+ Bags and an entire workout area, you are guaranteed to get an amazing workout!

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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.

Learning How to Fight Back (CH 13 Interview)

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:49 PM EST
Updated: Jan 25, 2013 11:49 PM EST
By Alanna Autler, Reporter

The attack on a young medical student in Huntington, a car theft in Logan County during the pursuit of a murder suspect, and a string of break-ins in Kanawha County, all raise the question of whether people can feel safe anywhere–and what those people can do to protect themselves.

Almost 4,500 aggravated assaults and 900 robberies were reported in West Virginia last year, according to the latest crime statistics from the FBI.

Depending on gender and age, people gave different answers on what they would do or have done in the event of a violent attack.

“If they got a gun, that puts in a little different perspective,” said Glen Jackson, who was walking in downtown Charleston with his son Friday afternoon. “But I think I would still stand my ground. ”

“I’d probably fight back and kick or hit them,” said 12-year-old, Isabella Romano, of Charleston. “Because I don’t really think it’s not worth fighting back and them taking my money and not walking away.”

“I just…I don’t have the strength I had back in the day,” said Roberta Moberly, of Charleston. “Seniors are vulnerable.”

Butch Hiles, the owner of the gym, Butch Hiles Jiu Jitsu & MMA, in Charleston, said victims should always take action against an attacker.

“Most people look for an easy target,” Hiles said. “And if you’re not an easy target, if you’re fighting back, then they’ll probably go away.”

So 13News visited his gym to learn the most basic self-defense tactics.

Here’s what we learned:

If you’re walking anywhere alone, place your car keys between each of your fingers. If somebody comes at you, slash the person with your keys in a downwards motion.

If someone’s choking you, pull down one finger on each of his or her hands, and bend the fingers back as far as possible. Or shove the attacker’s chin using the palm of your hand, which will cause him or her to stagger backwards.

Hiles also recommended that people should hide their cell phones while walking in public. If criminals see an expensive gadget, that gives them incentive to pursue a victim.

He also said it’s safer to scream loudly than remain quiet–

“The reality is this guy is bigger than you, scarier than you, crazier than you,” Hiles said. “We’re not teaching you to fight back. We’re teaching you how to get away.”

WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

White Belt = Stalking

Monday, January 21st, 2013

It is an unnerving feeling when you know you are walking into a fight you can’t win, but eventually you learn that fight is nothing more than another lesson.  2-3 times a week I am listening to every word in the room, and making note of every movement people make, preparing to have the same fight again, hoping for very similar results.  This all sounds like some type of strange, sadistic, stalking, or the worst fight club ever, but really it is just the life of a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu white belt.

About 5 months ago I walked in the doors of Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, convinced I was totally prepared for my first group lesson.  I had been taking private lessons for a couple months and thought that they would put me ahead of the game.  I had spoken to Butch, and my private trainer was there as well; there was a comfort zone in all of this that I had been relying on for success.  From “OK guys, lets stretch out,” forward, that comfort zone was pure panic.  I didn’t know what I was doing; I was unfamiliar with not only the movements, but the terminology, the people, and the atmosphere.

Half-way through the warm-ups I could barely breathe, I was so sick to my stomach from poor technique, being fat, and having zero cardiovascular conditioning (earth-shattering nervousness didn’t help I’m sure) that I rushed to the bathroom, and well let’s just say that I don’t eat within an hour of class any more.  If this was anything else I would have walked away after I got off the bathroom floor, but strangely enough, there was this weird sense of pride deep down where my stomach once was.  I went back to the class, and after a much needed breather, continued alongside everyone else.  I was not going to quit; I would not let myself give up; God I wanted to quit.

I finished that night, went home, showered, and laid in bed, thinking about what the last few hours had been like.  Who were these monsters? Why would anyone want to do that all the time? Is this really what it takes to be good at BJJ?  I knew the answers, they were people with the same goals as me, we all wanted to do it all the time, and yes, that is what it takes.

Keeping in mind that when I opened the doors that evening I was a 6’3, 338 lb., diabetic, college student, who prided himself in his musical ability and unmatched wit, I left that night a 6’3, 334 lb., diabetic, college student who questioned everything he thought he knew, but was positive about one thing: I had found the perfect gym to help turn my life around, and the perfect sport to give myself something to believe in myself for.

This was just my first class, wait until you read some of my latter revelations like “why white belts are like wearing a red shirt in Star Trek.”

-Trevor Smith

Check us out on channel 13 news!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Butch Hiles and David Lowery talk self-defense with channel 13 news:

WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

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Great Weekend/Seminar – Thank You to All

Monday, December 24th, 2012

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I want to apologize for my late post, or my lack of responses to other posts on social media sites, etc.  I was extremely sick for at least a week and it progressively got worse with all of the things we had going on.  So, I wanted to take a quick minute and write a better thank you note to everyone while I had a moment and am just about back to normal.

This past weekend we had Marcello Monteiro in for a BJJ seminar, had a gym cookout, and held a public self-defense seminar for Crossfit WV and the surrounding community.  As usual, all the events went great and I want to thank everyone for their continued support and help.  We have really done some amazing things and we couldn’t do it without a true team effort.

We haven’t been able to have Marcello in for awhile due to our crazy schedules and multiple injuries, but having him in reminds me why I love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  BJJ is truly an art where you never stop learning and sometimes it’s an eye opening experience knowing that there is still so much to learn.

In 2004, I had just got my purple belt in BJJ and was feeling pretty good.  I had attended a large event in North Carolina, where I had rolled with, and tapped, dozens of other very good blue belts in order to get my purple belt.  I finally felt like I hit my groove, so when a friend recommended that I meet Marcello Monteiro, and have him down to train, I thought “Great, I want to see how I stack up against this other BJJ black belt now.”

I had already rolled with several black belts, and, of course, I had never won but on several occasions I did really good with them.  So, after doing so well in North Carolina, I was sure that I would really impress this guy.  Well, long story short, I didn’t do well at all.  I was tapping out every few seconds and getting thrown around the gym left and right by a guy who was half my size.  I had never felt or seen anything like it.  At that point, even though I was extremely disappointed in myself, I also learned that there was so much to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that I didn’t know.  In fact, I wasn’t even scratching the surface.  So, I had to make a choice right there and then… Would I continue on the path of learning or be content with what I already knew?  Because, I literally felt like I needed to relearn BJJ all together.

To most, that should seem like an easy answer, but when I look around at other gyms, especially traditional martial arts gyms, too many people are content on doing the same old thing every day.  They don’t continue to advance their game and they avoid learning the new stuff.  They are literally content being the “master” of what they already know.

Throughout the years, we have had dozens on black belts or brown belts from other martial arts gyms stop by to try out their jiu-jitsu.  Obviously, they find out that what they thought they knew wasn’t exactly what they thought it was.  The brown or black belt they have on their waste doesn’t equate into what they thought it did.  I always assume that they will make the choice to switch over, but 99% of the time they say, “I have spent too much time and energy in this art to walk away now” OR “I am only a few months away from my black belt and I hate to lose that opportunity.”

So, I have seen dozens of people offered the same choice as I was and they choose to walk away.  These guys are probably already the “tough guy” in their little group and, for them, maybe that’s enough.  Luckily, I chose to keep learning and passing on what I could to everyone I know. We are now eight years past the day I made that decision, and even though I am a first degree BJJ black belt, I still feel like I don’t know a thing when Marcello comes down to teach.  I am learning more now than I ever did before.

For those who don’t do true Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you may not even know what I mean by this and, quite frankly, it is difficult to explain to those who don’t.  Anyone can get on YouTube and study moves and anyone can get with a guy who’s done a little rolling and have him teach you what he knows, but the true understanding of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an amazing thing.  It’s an art that is ever evolving and changing and you need to keep up with the times.

Someone who does Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu never truly becomes a master of the art.  In my opinion, that would mean that they stopped learning and have mastered everything.  On the contrary, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner never stops learning and every day is a new adventure.

For example, yesterday, we formed a small group to study and piece together our new material.  It reminded me of a group who was doing research on medical cures or treatments.  Meaning, we had certain theory’s and we tried them out, for better or worse, to see if we were on the right track, just like a researcher mixing chemicals and hoping for the best.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is truly for everyone.  If you truly understand the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you will understand that you do not have to be big and strong, you just have to be smart and crafty.  Technique will ultimately reign supreme once you begin to learn when and how to apply them.

I want to thank Marcello Monteiro for helping realize what Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is all about.  I want to thank him for making me continue to learn for myself and for the people who train with me.  I look forward to all the years of continued learning and training.

Finally, I want to thank all the people who celebrated with us that weekend and those who helped with, and attended, my self-defense seminar at Crossfit WV.  Our celebration wasn’t about me, it was about all of the things we have done together and continue to do.  Thanks for everything and thank you for all of the things we will continue to do.

Look for more big things in 2013 and all the years to come!

Butch Hiles

www.advancedbkj.com

Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA Receives 2012 Best of Charleston Award

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA Receives 2012 Best of Charleston Award


Charleston Award Program Honors the Achievement

CHARLESTON November 14, 2012 — Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA has been selected for the 2012 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 2012 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.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

2015 Events

Butch Hiles & Wanderlei Silva

Full Grappling Tournament Schedule: http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/upcoming-tournaments/

Feb 28, 2015 – UFC’s Stipe Miocic MMA Seminar

Self-Defense Seminars are constant, so keep an eye on our facebook page

The UFC’s Spencer Fisher to Teach MMA Every Saturday

Monday, September 10th, 2012

UFC legend, Spencer Fisher, will be teaching MMA at Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA every saturday at noon.

It doesn’t matter if you are wanting to compete or just learn MMA for fun.  Spencer is an amazing fighter and teacher and this class is for everyone.

Opportunities like this are few and far between in small towns like Charleston, WV, so do not miss your chance to train and learn from a legend.

For more information email Butch Hiles

More About Spencer Fisher

He made his UFC debut at Ultimate Fight Night 2, scoring a second-round submission victory over Thiago Alves. He then defeated Aaron Riley at Ultimate Fight Night 3 by TKO due to a Doctor Stoppage after the first round after Fisher broke Riley’s Jaw with strikes. Perhaps Fisher’s most notable early fight was with Canadian kickboxer Sam Stout on the undercard of UFC 58. When Stout’s original opponent Kenny Florian sustained an injury in training that left him unable to compete, Fisher took the fight on very late notice, reportedly having to cut twenty pounds in the final two days leading up to the match. Although Fisher seemed to land the harder punches, Stout landed more and came away with a controversial split decision.

Fisher returned at UFC 60 against Matt Wiman and won by knockout in the second round, knocking Wiman out with a flying knee. Fisher was able to record another first round TKO at UFC 64 against Dan Lauzon. His win streak came to a halt at Ultimate Fight Night 8, after a back and forth fight Fisher was defeated in the second round by TKO due to punches by Hermes Franca.

In a highly anticipated rematch, Fisher defeated Sam Stout at Fight Night 10 by unanimous decision after three rounds. This rematch with Stout propelled Fisher into the spotlight, as it was the main event, it won Fight of the Night and because both fighters took massive amounts of punishment throughout the fight. It has also been named as one of the UFC’s 100 Greatest Fights. Fisher was scheduled to fight Din Thomas at UFC Fight Night 11, but was forced to withdraw due to a staph infection. Ironically, Fisher’s replacement for this match was Kenny Florian, whom Fisher had replaced in the UFC 58 fight against Sam Stout.

Fisher fought Frank Edgar at UFC 78 on November 17, 2007. Fisher lost the fight by unanimous decision. Fisher’s next fight was scheduled to be against Marcus Aurélio at UFC Fight Night 13, but he was forced to withdraw due to a shoulder injury. With his shoulder healed, Fisher was next scheduled to fight young up and comer Jeremy Stephens at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest Finale on June 21, 2008. Fisher dominated Stephens and won by unanimous decision.

Fisher defeated Shannon Gugerty at UFC 90 in Chicago on October 25, 2008. Fisher won his fight at UFC 99 via unanimous decision defeating veteran Caol Uno.