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September Events

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

We are bringing the biggest and best events to Charleston, WV!

Friday, Aug 31, at Butch Hiles Gym – Jeff Monson

Followed by the WV State Grappling Championships

WV Games

The WV Games return with all the action this Sept 1, 2012.  Tons of events and an awesome atmosphere.  Don’t miss the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling, and the Beach Wrestling event all sposnored by us.  For more information take a look at our website: www.thewvgames.com

$450 up for grabs and swords to the winners!

The state’s best MMA promotion returns to Morgantown Sept 15

Ticket info: http://naafs.biz/site/2012/08/10/caged-fury-19/

MMA at the Charleston Civic Center 8/25/12

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

For Immediate Release:
Contact Butch Hiles
304-549-9370
Butch@ButchHiles.com

 Coleman, Miocic to Sign for Fans at Caged Fury 18 in Charleston

7/5/12 (Charleston, WV): The NAAFS, in conjunction with Reality Caged Combat, will return to the state of West Virginia this August 25th with arguably one of its best cards of 2012. In addition to what is expected to be a stellar fight card, the NAAFS has confirmed that MMA superstars Mark Coleman and Stipe Miocic will both be on hand to sign autographs and take photos with fans in attendance. Coleman is one of the sports most accomplished fighters historically. The UFC Hall of Famer is also a former Pride Grand Prix tournament winner and the former UFC Heavyweight Champion.

Miocic, who is the former NAAFS heavyweight Champion, is one of the UFC’s brightest young stars and will be part of the main event on September 29th in England when he collides with Stefan Struve for at UFC on Fuel 5. After capturing the NAAFS heavyweight title in June of 2011, Miocic has gone on to win three straight fights in the Octagon including his most recent, a TKO over then unbeaten Shane Del Rosario at the historic UFC 146 event. Miocic is currently undefeated at 9-0 as a pro and has finished 8 of 9 opponents.

 Caged Fury 18 will feature many of regions top fighters in action on August 25th including UFC veteran and West Virginia’s own Branden Hinkle.  The card will also include Wes Lane, Ryan Shank, Victer Crenshaw and Matt Garretson along with the return of former MW contender John Soeder.  The complete fight card is expected to be released in the coming days. Tickets for the great event start at just $25 and go on sale soon.  Tickets for Caged Fury 18 can be purchased at the Charleston Civic Center box office, www.NAAFS.tv,www.realitycagecombat.com, Ticketmaster and by calling 304-549-9370 or 330-280-8442. All bouts are subject to change.

About the NAAFS

Established in 2005, The NAAFS is the fastest growing regional mixed martial arts organization in the sport today and has produced over one hundred live events in the Midwest. The television program “NAAFS Cage Fighting” can be seen each week domestically on the television home of the Cleveland Indians, “Sports Time Ohio” and nationally via Direct TV and Dish Network sports packages. The NAAFS has been featured internationally on G-TV. Highlights from NAAFS events have aired on prominent networks such as Spike TV and HD Net. Fighters that have competed inside the NAAFS cage include Brian Rogers, Jessica Eye, Chris Lozano, Daniel Straus, Dan Spohn, Aisling Daly, Stipe Miocic, Jason Dent, Donny Walker, Forrest Petz, Matt Brown, Ben Rothwell, Dave Herman, Ryan Madigan, Paul Bradley, Sean Salmon, Jeff Cox, Josh Hendricks, Sean McCorkle and Phil Davis among many others. The NAAFS is responsible for organizing and hosting MMA’s most prestigious amateur tournament which has developed dozens of today’s top professional fighters.

Dan Hardy Mini Doc Features Butch Hiles Gym

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

The UFC’s Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy recently had a mini documentary filmed and Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, LLC is featured in the film (check out part 2).

“I get paid to beat people up,” says Dan Hardy. “I love every minute of it.” It’s a good thing, then, that Hardy is an MMA fighter, and was cool with hanging out with us.

Still, he’s not a typical fighter. He gets along with them, sure, and relates to them, but he also takes competition as an insult: Anyone who signs up to fight Hardy must “think he’s better than me.” And unlike most fighters—shit, unlike most athletes—he’s a pretty cool guy—engaging and a real human being. A real freak, sure, who hurts other people real, real bad, but a normal dude.

Hardy lives somewhere between isolation and aimlessness. When he’s training for a fight he practically lives at the gym, and even when he doesn’t have a fight on the horizon, he’s still training as much as possible. He tells filmmaker and Blood for Blood bassist Ian McFarland what he thinks constant competition is doing to him. He’s an angry dude who wants to slow down and “chill out” eventually, but right now he gets off on the violence, on the discipline, on the superiority of beating another man down. Only fighters, he says, know what it’s like to prepare for a fight, and then withstand one. Everyone else has expectations, but no one else understands.

But is there anything for Hardy outside the world of fighting? He can’t relate to politicians or regular people… even other fighters. Actually, the only place outside the gym Hardy seems to feel comfortable is in the hardcore scene, where people have tattoos like his and generally don’t give a shit who he is. He walks out to Cock Sparrer’s “England Belongs to Me” at fights, which is appropriate since he’s from Nottingham. His MMA nickname, The Outlaw, brings to mind Outlaw Anthems, Blood for Blood’s 2002 LP. The fact that the hardcore scene—where fuckups and angry little kids hang out—is the only place a person like Hardy feels normal seems appropriate.

The film was created as part of the McFarland & Pecci brand series of mini-docs focused on iconic subculture heroes. Go to www.mcfarlandandpecci.com to see the other films.

Women learn self defense for a good cause

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Women learn self defense for a good cause

Posted: May 23, 2012 2:04 PM
By Jessie Shafer, Reporter – bio | email

  WATCH THE VIDEO: Women learn self defense for a good cause

 

At his gym in Charleston, Butch Hiles is offering classes to the general public. In those classes, people can learn how to protect themselves.

Hiles says more than 10,000 women are raped in Kanawha County every year. To combat that, he says they just need to know a little self-defense.

Women in the Kanawha Valley took control. They don’t want to face an attacker and be unprepared.

A college student, Krista Moore said, “I think it would good to learn how to protect myself if anything were to happen.”

And her friend agrees. They say being aware is key.

“If anything does happen like that, you could save yourself from a very scaring situation,” said Lindsay Tincher.

All of the proceeds from this event go straight to REACH. That stands for Rape Education, Advocacy, Counseling, and Healing.

The group is there for women who need a helping hand through what, they call, a very complicated and difficult time.

“We don’t like to say that these programs help prevent, but they do help reduce the risk. And so, just learning how to come out and reduce the risk of a sexual assault or any other attack is definitely important,” said Jaqueline Bevan, of REACH.

To contact an advocate with REACH- call 304-340-3676

Butch Hiles Promotes First MMA Event in Charleston, WV History

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

With the largest crowd since MMA has become legal, Reality Cage Combat dominated the Charleston Civic Center.  The fights and crowd were amazing and we cannot thank everyone enough.  Please check out the pictures and look for announcements and updates here and www.realitycagecombat.com

 

Upcoming Special Events

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

This is a list of all the special events pertaining to the event on May 18, 2012

May 12 – Rock Concert by DeadFaceDown, Elysium, and Tomorrow Burns. The show starts at 1030pm, $5 Cover, 21 yrs and up w/ ID @ the Blue Parrot in Charleston, WV – Get your tickets here!

May 12 – 1pm Press Conference at the Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Crosslanes, WV

May 17 – 8pm Weigh-in Show at the Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Crosslanes, WV

May 18 List of Events

5:30 VIP Pre-party and meet & greet with celebrity guests

6:30 meet & greet for general public

7:30 Fights

Afterparty @ Timothy’s Bar at the old Quarrier Diner

May 19Stephan Bonnar seminar at Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA, LLC

May 22Self-Defense Seminar to Benefit REACH (A rape crisis program)

Get Your Discounted Tickets, While Supplies Last at These Locations:

Buffalo Wild Wings in Southridge

Timothy’s Bar on Quarrier Street

Get Your Discounted Tickets at Quaker Steak in Charleston Every Thursday Night

Quaker Steak and WV Radio will be having our fighters selling tickets every Thursday night from 7PM-10PM. If you buy your tickets from them, you can save up to $17 from ticketmaster!

Stephan Bonnar Seminar May 19!!!

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Stephan Bonnar Seminar

Train, and meet, the man who helped launch the UFC, and MMA, into the mainstream with his epic fight with Forrest Griffin at the conclusion of the Ultimate Fighter Season One.

Stephan is a BJJ black belt under Carlson Gracie, a golden gloves champion, and a MMA star.

There will be a 2 1/2 hour seminar followed by an autograph session on Saturday, May 19th, the day after the fights at the civic center.

Date: May 19

Time: 1pm (2 1/2hr seminar followed by an autograph session)

Location: Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, LLC

Cost:

(Package Deals for Those Who Go To The Fight & Seminar)

Only $75 for those who don’t go to the fights on May 18.

Package Deals:

To receive the discounted price you must have your ticket stub

Seminar without going to the fights May 18 – $75

Seminar & General Admission Ticket – $95 (save $10)

Seminar and Reserved Seat – $100 (save $25)

If you are sitting at a 1st or 2nd Row Table the seminar is only $40 (save $35)

If you are sitting cageside the seminar will only cost $35 (save $40)

These are incredible deals and you don’t want to miss your chance to train with a UFC legend!

You must pre-register with Butch Hiles and a minimum $25 deposit is due May 11th.

Contact Butch Hiles for details: advancedbkj@yahoo.com

Public Self-Defense Seminar 3/31/12 – Open to All

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

 

Due to high demand we have another self-defense seminar scheduled 3/31/12 at 3pm.  Everyone is welcome and all escapes and proper defense tactics will be taught.  A question and answer session will follow and we hope that everyone can make it to this great event once again!
 
More information can be seen here: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001813802678&ref=pb#!/events/333082156729076/
 
Thanks for your time,
 

Butch Hiles
www.advancedbkj.com – Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, LLC
www.theWVgames.com – An annual event featuring the greatest sports and athletes WV has to offer

Experience of Meeting a Fighter at an Event

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

This weekend I have the honor of bringing in Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy from the UFC.  Obviously, there are tons of guys available and tons of guys that we could bring in for a seminar, appearance, or meet and greet.  So, I would like to explain to those who asked how I pick who we bring in.

I want to bring in the best of the best and I think we do that.  We bring in guys with name value and big personalities.  However, the most important thing to me is bringing in a guy that we can all hang out with, relate with, and get an amazing experience with.  The last thing I want to do is bring in a guy who is just collecting a paycheck.  Meaning, I don’t want a guy who comes and teaches a seminar, or whatever else we brought him in for, then he hurries up and takes off. 

It’s important to me that everyone gets value for their hard earned dollar.  So, in my opinion, if you are going to pay money you need to get the most value out of that dollar and the best experience that you can.  Each time we bring in a guest fighter or celebrity, I like to tie in multiple events and experiences so that you have something greater to remember.

For example, when Jens Pulver came in we did a movie premier, UFC viewing party, and seminar.  There were plenty of opportunities to get to know Jens as a person and not just as a fighter.  We were with him for an entire day, and people left that experience feeling like they made a new friend and they definitely got way more then they ever expected.

Wanderlei Silva had some of the biggest name recognition that there was and people would have paid just to see him.  However, the goal was to introduce everyone to the man that no one knew.  “The Ax Murderer” was super fun to train with, hang out with, and party with.  Once again, we had an amazing training experience, which was followed by a UFC viewing party, and a great night out at the club.  To this day, it was the highlight of many peoples lives and they view him in an entirely different way.

Butch Hiles & Wanderlei Silva

So, when I am looking for a guy to bring in, I actually ask their manager questions about thing that have nothing to do with fighting.  I want to know if they are a good person, if they like to hang out, do they treat their fans good, and on and on.  Any event I do will leave any person who attends with an amazing experience.  You will never get a guy who just showed up to collect a paycheck.

If you are looking for an amazing experience with someone you admire or someone you have seen fight at a high level, you can almost guarantee that we will be bringing you just that.  This Saturday, don’t miss the fun when Dan Hardy does a MMA seminar, VIP UFC viewing party, and VIP club night: http://www.advancedbkj.com/ufcs-dan-the-outlaw-hardy-mma-seminar-vip-viewing-party

 

UFC’s Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy MMA Seminar & VIP Viewing Party

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Dan Hardy at Butch Hiles

MMA seminar & VIP viewing party with UFC star, Dan Hardy

One of the UFC’s biggest stars, Dan Hardy, comes to Charleston, WV this February 25, 2012.

Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy hails from Nottingham, England and just recently fought for the UFC world title against Georges St-Pierre.  Hardy has a huge fan base because of his flashy personality and aggressive fighting style and his visit to Charleston, WV is sure to bring a lot of attention.

Dan Hardy will be teaching a MMA seminar at Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, LLC located on summers street in Charleston, WV.  He will conclude the seminar with a Q&A session and autograph signing for all attendees.  Many guests will also get the opportunity to watch the pay-per-view UFC with Dan Hardy later that night and attend a special VIP after party (must sign up for the VIP pass to do all three) as well.  This is a day where all UFC fans will not only get to train and meet one of the biggest UFC stars, Dan Hardy, but they will also get to spend an extended part of the day with him.  This is something you cannot get anywhere else.

Location: Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, LLC
410 Charleston, WV 25302
Date: Feb 25, 2012
Time: 5:30 start time
Cost: $65 (seminar only), $75 (seminar and VIP viewing party for the UFC PPV that night (these spots will be reserved for the VIP’s – watching the UFC PPV at Hooters and VIP after party at Impulse) If you cannot pay in full a $20 deposit is required no late than 2/22/12 to reserve your spot.

Dan Hardy at Butch Hiles

Don’t miss your chance to train with one of the UFC’s biggest stars.  Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy will teach a MMA seminar, sign autographs, do a Q&A, and watch the UFC PPV with you!

To reserve your spot:

$20 Deposit

 

 $65 Seminar Only (No UFC Viewing Party)

 

 $75 VIP (Seminar, Autographs, Q&A, UFC Viewing Party and After Party at Impulse.  All Include Special VIP Access)

 

Super Saver VIP Seminar & March Grappling Tournament (Regular $125 but purchase now and you can do both for only $100)

 

Or Contact:
Butch Hiles
304-549-9370
advancedbkj@yahoo.com

 

Watch Dan Hardy in action!!!

 

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