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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

Great Weekend/Seminar – Thank You to All

Monday, December 24th, 2012

butch hiles 1st degree

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