Posts Tagged ‘marcello monteiro’

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



Self-Defense Seminar for Charity (Open to Public)

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

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Everyone is Welcome!

Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA, LLC will be teaching a self-defense seminar to the general public.  This is a street self-defense seminar that will focus on escapes from holds, chokes, pins, attacks and more!

All proceeds will go to a fellow gym member who needs our support in some tough times.

Date: 4/24/16

Time: 1p-3p

Location: Butch Hiles BJJ, 410 Summers St, Charleston, WV 25301

Donation is $10 minimum but any amount is appreciated.  You are free to help however you see fit.

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Marcello Monteiro BJJ Seminar/Promotions 5/13/16

Thursday, April 14th, 2016
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Multiple time grappling champion and legendary BJJ coach, Marcello Monteiro, to teach an amazing seminar at Butch Hiles BJJ.
 
You don’t want to miss this event as this will also be a day of BJJ promotions!
This seminar is open to anyone from any gym
 
Date: 5/13/16
Time: 6:30p-9:30p
Cost: $75 if you pre-register by 5/10/16, $85 at the door.
Location: Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA, LLC – 410 Summers St, Charleston, WV 25301

Pre-register Here:

***Don’t miss your chance to save some money and lock in your spot!!!


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Accomplishments:

 

Biography of Marcello C Monteiro owner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach International Association

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       – Marcello grew up in the country that created Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

 

  • At the age of 6 years old Marcello started learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Alvaro Barreto (Carlos and Helio Gracie’s student) at the Corpo Quatro Academy in Copacabana Rio De Janeiro/ Brazil. But at that age, Marcello was just a small kid that used to train on and off and he didn’t know how BJJ would change his life.

 

  • At the age of 16, Marcello started to take BJJ very serious in his life.

 

  • Many years ago, some of Carlson Gracie’s best students in Brazil were Sergio Souza “Bolao”, Ricardo De La Riva and Ricardo Juca.  These were among many BJJ Masters that he had the opportunity to train with and helped his game.  Marcello likes to speak about these 3 old masters.

 

  • Sergio Souza helped Marcello’s game for about 1 year. Sergio Souza is best known in Brazil for his “butterfly” guard.

 

  • De La Riva is best known for his “De La Riva Hook” and Ricardo Juca is best known in Brazil for his fighting strategies for back attacks and mount attacks.  Juca also published in the very first BJJ book in Brazil.

 

  • For many years Marcello was considered De La Riva’s protege at his academy in Rio De Janeiro/Brazil.   De La Riva showed Marcello all the secret details of his De La Riva Guard game.  Juca showed Marcello all his fighting strategies while focusing on teaching Marcello the way he should think during a match.

 

  • Marcello helped De La Riva give lessons at his school for many years, until achieving his Black Belt.

 

  • In 1998 Marcello opened his first school in Nova Friburgo in Rio De Janeiro/Brazil where he has turned regular students into State, National and World Champions.

 

    • “Marcello always says that he was in the right place at the right time. He learned BJJ from the right sources, before it was regarded worldwide as a premier fighting art.  Since 2003 Marcello has resided in Indianapolis/IN in the U.S. where he is continuing to fulfill his dream of spreading his knowledge of BrazilianJiuJitsu. He hopes to continue fulfilling his dream until the day he dies.

And hopes that even after he’s gone, his knowledge will continue to spread.”

 

While in Brazil, Marcello attained many accomplishments:

 

  •  He is the author of the first No Gi Brazilian JiuJitsu book called “Secret Positions.” Gracie Magazine launched Secret Positions on how to teach BJJ positions without a Gi.  The Gracie magazine sold the Secret Positions No Gi Book (at the Gracie Shop) in Brazil for approximately five years from 1998-2003.  Marcello was the first peson ever to show the Anaconda choke in a printed publication.

 

  • He took part in a documentary about De La Riva’s life and his created guard position known as the “De La Riva Hook”. In the documentary, Marcello was demostrating some positions with De La Riva himself.  In the video, Marcello was featured along side many great masters such as Rickson Gracie, Carlson Gracie, Royler Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Ze Mario Sperry, Murilo Bustamante and Rodrigo Nogueira (Minotauro), telling about De La Riva’s life.  That documentary is still currently sold in Japan.

 

  • Marcello won the first and only Carlson Gracie Competition Team “Tournament” in the lightweight division in Brazil. The tournament was organized by Ricardo Liborio to honor Carlson Gracie in 1997.  Marcello won his final match against his friend Ari Galo (current Carlson Gracie coach at Carlson’s academy in Rio De Janeiro/ Brazil since 2001).

 

  • 4th Degree Black Belt Diploma from F.J.J.RIO “Rio De Janeiro Jiu Jitsu Federation”   – Signed by 9th Degree Red Belt-  Master Robson Gracie.  Master Carlos Robson Gracie. The current president of the federation is 9th Degree Red Belt Grandmaster. The F.J.J.RIO is the oldest BJJ Federation in Brazil (where everything started) founded by Helio Gracie.

 

  • 4th Degree Black Belt Diploma from J.J.G.F “Jiu Jitsu Global Federation” – Signed by 8th Degree Red & Black Coral Belt – Master Rickson Gracie. The President and Founder of the JJGF with a well-respected background in Martial Arts and JiuJitsu.  A record that combines jiu-jitsu, vale tudo, challenge and submission matches is 460 x 0, Rickson is known as having the highest expression on JiuJitsu in the world. He continues inspire generations of jiu-jitsu fighters, practitioners and instructor around the world.

 

  • 4th Degree Black Belt Diploma from IBJJF “International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation”  – Signed by IBJJF President  7th Degree Red & Black Coral Belt-  Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and Signed by 9th  Degree Red Belt-  Master Oswaldo Alves

 

 

 

 

 

  • 4th Degree Black Belt Diploma from C.B.J.J.O  “Confederacao Brasileira de Jiu Jitsu Olimpico”  – Signed by 9th Degree Red Belt-  Master Walter Matos Nogueira. Master Walter is 9th Degree Red Belt Grandmaster and the president of C.B.J.J.O in Brazil (Fada’s Lineage)

 

 

  • Achieved his Black Belt under Marster Ricardo De La Riva in April 1999.

 

 

  • Registered as a Physical Education Professor from “Conselho Regional de Educacao Fisica – CREF-010016P/RJ-Brazil.
  • Marcello is best know as an instructor that has turned regular students into State, National and World champions.

 

Currently, Marcello lives in Indianapolis/IN in the US and he is determined to spread his style of Brazilian Jiu Jitsuworldwide.  His most recent accomplishments include his Online BJJ Training Facility and his step by step, White to Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Curriculum for students and instructors.

 
For more information contact:
Butch Hiles
304 549 9370
Butch @ ButchHiles . com (remove the spaces)

Tom DeBlass BJJ Seminar 6/9/16

Friday, March 25th, 2016

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Multiple time grappling champion, Tom DeBlass, to teach an amazing seminar at Butch Hiles BJJ.
 
You don’t want to miss this event!
 
Date: 6/9/16
Time: 6p-9p
Cost: $65 if you pre-register by 4/15/16, $75 If you pre-register by 5/15/16, and the price will continue to rise after 5/15/16.
***Special Gift: For those who want to do the seminar and the ADCC on 6/11/16 we will have a special discounted rate for you:
Only $100 if you pre-register for both before 4/15/16
Only $110 if you pre-register 5/15/16
Location: Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA, LLC – 410 Summers St, Charleston, WV 25301
Cap: This event will be capped, so don’t miss your chance to train and learn from one of the best!

Pre-register Here:

***Save as much as $70 by choosing to pre-register for the seminar and ADCC!!!


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Accomplishments:

 Mixed martial arts
 
UFC Vet
Bellator Vet
ROC Heavyweight Championship
ROC Light Heavyweight Championship
 
Jiu Jitsu
 
First person in NJ to win an Adult Black Belt Pan American title
Second person in NJ history to win ADCC North American Trials
2007 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National Champion
2007 World Championships Mundials 3rd place Brown Belt
2007 No Gi World Champion Brown Belt
2008 Pan American Champion Brown Belt
2009 Abu Dhabi North American Trial Champion
2009 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Veteran
2009 Bronze Medalist No Gi World Champion Black Belt
2013 Grapplers Quest National Champ
2013 No Gi Pan American Black Belt Ultra Heavy Champion
2013 No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship Bronze medal Super Heavy Black Belt Adult
2013 Grapplers Quest Worlds Expert Division Ultra heavy Champion
2014 Professional Grappling League Super Fight Champion (defeated 370 lb Mark Tarmann)
2014 ADCC NY super fight Champion (defeats Babalu Sobral)
2014 ADCC North American Champion 99 Kg
2015 Defended The Good Fight Submission only Heavyweight Championship: 206+ lbs Defeated Rodrigo Correia (Submission 60:56)
2015 Conquest Submission series drew Joao Asiss
2015 Inducted into NJ Martial Arts hall of fame
2015 No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship Black Belt Ultra Heavy Masters Bronze medal
2015 No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship Black Belt Open Class Masters Champion
 
For more information contact:
Butch Hiles
304 549 9370
Butch @ ButchHiles . com (remove the spaces)

More about the ADCC on 6/11/16

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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The Upcoming ADCC Super Fights Are Amazing!

The Olympics of Grappling return to Charleston, WV with the best Super Fights the state, and region, has ever seen!

Many want to “talk” about being the best, but the proof is in the talent and the results.  The ADCC has consistently provided the world with the best grappler’s and tournaments for many years now, and this year will be no different.  Do NOT miss these incredible athletes showcase their skills in gi and no gi action!

Ricardo Almeida VS Michael Mihas

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Ricardo Almeida is one of ADCC’s most accomplished athletes.  He has fought in Pride, Pancrase, the UFC, and is a black belt under the legendary Renzo Gracie.

He holds many grappling titles and has victories over many of the other top grapplers in the world such as: Josh Barnett, Rigan Machado, Dean Lister, Vitor Shaolin, Comprido, and many others.

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Michael Mihas, also known as “Mr. Jiu-Jitsu”, across the internet is a black belt under Marcello Monteiro.  He has competed since the mid 90’s and owns several grappling titles regionally and nationally.  He is looking to make his mark by beating a legend.

Nikki Sullivan VS Amanda Leve

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Nikki Sullivan is one of the best grapplers around.  She is an ADCC Pro Trials Winner, NoGi Pan winner, and a multiple time IBJJF medalist.  We know that she will put it all on the line and that is why we are excited to have her in the first women’s super fight in WV history.

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Amanda Leve is being called “The Next Big Thing” by many in the grappling and MMA community.  She routinely competes against, and beats, male competotors.  She has won numerous NAGA, Grappler’s Quest, and IBJJF titles and had an epic 20 minute match with UFC superstar Cat Zingano while she was still in High School!

Both of these ladies have won the NoGi Pans and are expected to put on an amazing show for all of the fans!

Tom DeBlass VS Noah DeVore

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Tom DeBlass is one of the most respected grapplers and trainers in the world.  He is a former Bellator and UFC fighter with an impressive grappling record as well.

Tom is a NoGi world champion, a Pan American champion, an ADCC champion, and owner of several other world titles.  It’s really hard to find many people as accomplished as he is in his weight class.

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Noah DeVore has been making waves on the grappling scene for awhile.  He is definitely an upcoming star but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t accomplished a lot already.  He won the ADCC Nationals and followed that up by winning several cash tournament across the east coast.

Noah is looking to show the world who is after this ADCC!

Dante Rivera VS Jesseray Childrey

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Dante Rivera is an Ultimate Fighter 7 competitor, a UFC fighter, a Bellator fighter, and a black belt under Ricardo Almeida.  He has won several NAGA titles, Grappler’s Quest titles, and many more.

Dante is looking to get back on the grappling scene and showcase his talents!

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Jesseray Childrey is another local grappler who’s looking to show the world what he has.  He has several MMA titles, and several grappling titles in the WVGO, ADCC, EGO, and more.  He recently beat UFC fighter, Matt Mitrione, in a No Gi war as well.

Jesseray is hungry to show the world he is a force to be reconned with!

Christina Linn VS Maddalyn Bean

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For the first time ever, we will feature two youth super stars in an orange belt super-fight.

Christina “Lil-Bit” Linn comes from Team Ribeiro in Virginia and she has been tearing it up in competitions everywhere.  She is making a big making a big name for herself and we are proud to have her showcase her skills for you!

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Maddalyn “Jumping” Bean has made huge waves in the Ohio/Pennsylvania region and trains with a great team out of Next Level.  She is non-stop action and she’s always looking for the finish!

 This super-fight will feature how amazing the youth competitors are becoming and we can’t wait for them to put on a show for everyone in attendance.

We are blessed to have so many amazing competitors and matches to show case.  Don’t miss this epic event on June 11th!

Don’t Miss This Tournament

Clearly, these are the best Super Fights to ever hit the state, or region, and if you are a fan of high level grappling you do not want to miss this event!

The list of high level competitors is far too great for us to even list, but the ADCC is the Olympics of Grappling for a reason.  Pre-register now and save money: http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/adcc-gi-no-gi-nationals-return-to-charleston-wv-61116/

Read below for additional information

ADCC Gi & No Gi US Nationals

The Olympics of grappling are ready to return this June 11, 2016 in Charleston, WV and will feature the best grapplers the state has ever seen.

  • Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016

  • Time: Kids Tournament 10am, Kids Rules Meeting 9:30am, Adult Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 9:30am, Adult Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.  Doors will open at 8am and professional grappling divisions will start between 1030-11.  Kids will start before the pros and we will work from the most advanced divisions on down.

  • 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 June 9, 2016)

  • Format: Official ADCC rules and scoring in all No Gi divisions (Click Here), and modified IBJJF rules in all gi divisions

  • Location: WV State University – Flemmin Hall Gym, 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112 (Detailed instructions here)

  • Contact: Butch Hiles Butch@ButchHiles.com

  • Websitehttp://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/adcc-gi-no-gi-nationals-return-to-charleston-wv-61116/

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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!

 

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!

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Click here for more details: http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/gi-no-gi-submission-only-tournament-april-20-2013-in-bluefield-virginia/

NEW Pepper Spray for Sale

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

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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



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