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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

October 22, 2013 by 
Filed under Event Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

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.

WV Grappling Open

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 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


 (Brought to you by the WVGO)

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


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

ADCC Professional Super-fight


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

Please contact the event coordinator for additional details and/or questions: Butch Hiles 304-549-9370

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


At the Door Registration:

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



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


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



Hotel Info

Coming Soon



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


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!


2013 Best of Charleston Award Goes to Butch Hiles BJJ

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Press Release


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

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.

Youth BJJ Class Time Changes

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids/ Youth Classes

Thursday 6-7:15pm

Saturday 10am-11am

Classes are every Thursday and Saturday at these times until further notice.  Call with any questions:

Butch Hiles 304-549-9370

Gi & No Gi Submission Only Tournament in Bluefield, VA 4/20/13

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Butch Hiles and the WVGO will be hosting a submission only gi & no gi tournament in Bluefield, VA on 4/20/13.  This is the first time that a tournament of this nature has come to the area, so don’t miss it!



Click here for more details:

NEW Pepper Spray for Sale

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

halfouncesm1/2 Pepper Spray with Leather Case Key Chain

Due to the number of self-defense seminars we have been teaching and the constant request for an easy to access and concealable pepper spray, we have purchased this unique pepper spray key chain.  If you purchase now, shipping is absolutely FREE.

More information:

This 1/2 oz Pepper Defender is a powerful self defense spray. Its active ingredient is oleoresin capsicum (A full 17% at 2 million SHU’s) processed from the hottest peppers in the world. This 1/2 oz Pepper Defender comes with a leather holster witch comes in 5 different colors including a key ring. Is shoots up to 12 feet. It is the most effective and non lethal weapon with proven stopping power. It is a real easy to carry and conceal, as well as quick and simple to use. The effects of the spray are instantaneous. The first symptom is disorientation through temporary loss of sight, followed by sever coughing and gasping, and finally an intense burning on the skin and mucous membrane

States Where Pepper Sprays are restricted

(We cannot ship to these states. If an order is placed your order will be cancelled)

New York: New York residents may only purchase defense sprays from licensed Firearms Dealers or licensed Pharmacists in that state.

Massachusetts: Massachusetts residents may only purchase defense sprays from licensed Firearms Dealers in that state.

States Where Pepper Sprays Have Some Restrictions

Michigan (except for approved Pepper Spray): OC Pepper spray can be no stronger then a 2% concentrate (Different companies can sell different concentrations.) CS is the only Tear Gas accepted and can be no larger then 35 grams per can. No combination spray allowed.

Other states we may not ship to; Hawaii, Michigan (except for approved Pepper Spray), New York, and Wisconsin due to those states restrictions.

States Where Pepper Sprays Have Some Restrictions

Wisconsin:  Tear gas is not permissible.  By regulation, OC products with a maximum OC concentration of 10% and weight range of oleoresin of capsicum and inert ingredients of 15-60 grams are authorized.  This is 1/2 oz. and 2 oz. spray. Further, the product cannot be camouflaged, and must have a safety feature designed to prevent accidental discharge.  The units may not have an effective range of over 20 feet and must have an effective range of six feet.  In addition there are certain labeling and packaging requirements: must state cannot sell to anyone under 18 and the phone number of the manufacturer has to be on the label.  The units must also be sold in sealed tamper-proof packages.

NOTE: Pepper Spray is legal in all 50 states, however a number of cities and states have restrictions on sizes, strengths, etc.. If you have a question, it is wise to check with you local city or state attorneys office. Defense sprays should only be purchased by those 18 years of age or older.

Just $10 with FREE Shipping for a limited time only

Please Welcome Our New BJJ Affiliates

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

I would like to welcome some new BJJ affiliates on board.

Please welcome:
Moundsville Martial Arts – J Corley
Weirton Bando – Cordell Blackshere
Marine Corps Martial Arts Quantico, VA – Ron Jacobs
and send out an older welcome to Liberty MMA & Fitness in Ashland, KY – Eric Jarvis
All of their links are on the left side of our main page at
We will work hard with these guys to do a lot of great things and spread BJJ around the region!
Butch Hiles

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

Public Self Defense Seminar 2/16/13

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Butch Hiles Self Defense Seminar

Self-Defense Seminar Open to All

Butch Hiles will be teaching a self-defense seminar to the general public (anyone is welcome) on 2/16/13 @ 1pm. The seminar will be designed to help individuals feel more confident through self-defense techniques.  Techniques will include escapes from grabs, choke, hold downs, attacks, and much more

The price is only $10 per person, if you pre-register.

To pre-register, click here:


Contact Butch Hiles for more details:
Butch Hiles

See news clips from a couple of our latest self-defense seminars:

WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports