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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!

Wes Lane & Matt Garretson Radio Interviews

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Listen for Wes Lane, Matt Garretson, and Butch Hiles on any WV Radio station. They were special guests last week and did several radio interviews to hyp the upcomiing Reality Cage Combat show May 18th. Don’t miss it!

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

 

Special Deals on New Gear This Month Only!!!

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

This month we will be giving deals on packages and special items, so check out the deals at the bottom of the page:

Our new Rashguards are in but just a limited amount.. Right now, we have all Sizes but get them ASAP before they are sold out again (just $30).

 

We also have some new MMA gloves in (just &30):

Our team gi’s are on sale this month (regular $110 and on sale for just $90 this month only):

 
Also, special package deals:

Rashguard and gloves will only be $50 (regular $60)

16oz everlast boxing gloves and handwraps $30 (regular $40)

Any Shirt or Hoodie $5 off. 

These deals are for February only, so please let me know if you need anything ASAP!

Butch Hiles
www.advancedbkj.com – Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, LLC
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March 24, 2012 Double Elimination Gi & No Gi Tournament

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Divisions for Men, Women, Kids, Teens, and Masters

Once again, our 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, December 1, 2012
Time: Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.
Cost: Only $40 for those who preregister ($50 at the door) and you can compete in as many divisions as you want (Preregistration’s must be in our hands no later than 11/28/2012 and the forms will be at the bottom of this page). $25 for women & children ($35 at the door), $50 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

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

Weigh-Ins

Weigh-ins to be held Friday (5pm-10pm, unless special arrangements are made) and Saturday 9am-11am

Please let me know if there are any question,

Butch Hiles
www.advancedbkj.com

304-549-9370

Hotel Info

www.countryinns.com – 101 Crossing Shopping Center, Elkview – (304) 965-9200

Pre-registration

Complete PDF forms can be mailed in but we must have them no later than 11/28/2012

You may also pay via pay-pal but you must email your divisions, etc

 $40 Tournament (Adult Male – Do NOT use this if you are competing in the advanced division for cash.  Please use the other link):

$25 Women and Children

$50 Advanced Divsions for cash prizes

Weigh-In

Friday (November 28) and Saturday (Dec 1):

Friday weigh-ins will be at:

Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, LLC

410 Summers Street

Charleston, WV 25301

(from 5pm-10pm – or special arrangements can be made for out of town guests)

and

Saturday 9AM at the event location

Starting Time and Rules Meeting

Rules meeting 10:30

Start 11:00AM


Additional Information

Scoring for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and No Gi will be the Exact Same

General Rule Information and Point Scoring

Sponsored By

VFL – WV’s First MMA Show Results

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

VFL – The Beginning: Brought to you by Butch Hiles and Lionell Royer

In front of a sold-out crowd, with many celebrity guests, WV had it’s first ever sanctioned MMA show.  It was an amazing night with amazing fights and much of the action could be seen on national television soon after.

The quick results are:

  • Chauncey Gnagey v. Nate Hall – Nate Hall rd 2 armbar
  • Wes Lane v. Dustin Carroll – Wes Lane rd 2 TKO
  • Nicholas Bleser v. Jeremy Carper – Jeremy Carper rd 1 TKO
  • Ian Rammel v. Stephen Franklin – Stephen Franklin rd 1 tko
  • George Oiler v. Gary Young – George Oiler rd 1 TKO
  • Adam Sepulveda v. Elder Ramos – Elder Ramos (Sepulveda unable to answer bell for rd 3)
  • Dom Steel v. Donald Crawford Jr. – Dom Steel Unan Dec
  • Nate Jolly v. David Mays – Nate Jolly Unan Dec
  • Gregory Maynard v. Mont McMullens – Mont McMullens rd 2 TKO
  • Billy Ayash v. J.A Dudley – J.A. Dudley rd 2 submission RNC