Posts Tagged ‘self-defense’

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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Purse Snatching Safety

Friday, November 27th, 2015

UPDATE 3/13/14 @ 11:55 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A purse-snatching in downtown Charleston is leaving some on edge Thursday, especially with so many people in town for the state basketball tournament.

This week is a big time for head coach Penn Kurtz and the Wheeling Central Catholic girls basketball team. They’re playing for a state title.

However, what play to call isn’t the biggest risk Kurtz faces.

“As a girls coach, I’m always worried about their safety,” said Kurtz.

With thousands of people in town this week, and next week for the boys tournament, the risk for crime increases.

Thursday, Malik Soss was arrested and charged with Petit Larceny following a purse snatching at the Charleston Town Center.

Deneika Rice was arrested at the same time, taken in on drug charges.

Butch Hiles, a self-defense teacher in Charleston, says whether you’re at the mall or just walking down the street, it’s critical to pay attention to your surroundings.

“People are looking for people that are vulnerable,” said Hiles.

Also, don’t go out alone. That’s why Kurtz always has his team on a buddy system.

“When we’re in the hotel, we expect them to stay on the floor,” said Kurtz, “and they like to come to the mall so we always make sure they’re supervised.”

If you do become a victim, Hiles recommends not going after the suspect. Though it may be an instict, alerting authorities should come before chasing down your stolen stuff.

“They’re definitely not going to stop and say ‘here’s your purse, sorry, and give it back,'” said Hiles.

In the end, what’s inside is rarely worth the risk; and it’s certainly not more important than your safety.

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



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
304-549-9370
Butch@ButchHiles.com
www.advancedbkj.com

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

WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

Another Great Self-Defense Class

Monday, December 17th, 2012

We would like to thank Crossfit WV for bringing in Butch Hiles to teach a self-defense class.  It was a huge success and a lot of fun!  If you, or your business, would like to host a class please contact us for more details.  We would love to help you out:

Butch Hiles

www.advancedbkj.com

Butch@ButchHiles.com

304-549-9370

Self-Defense Seminar at WV State College

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Butch Hiles will be teaching a self-defense seminar to all the students of WV State University on October 9, 2012.  October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this is a perfect opportunity to reach a broad audience and help to stop the cycle of violence.

The seminar will take place outside Dawson Hall at WV State University from 1-3pm.  All students and friends of students are encouraged to attend.

The ramifications of domestic violence are staggering. Young women are
among the most vulnerable, suffering the highest rates of intimate
partner violence. Exposure to domestic violence puts our young men and
women in danger of long-term physical, psychological, and emotional
harm. Children who experience domestic violence are at a higher risk
for failure in school, emotional disorders, and substance abuse, and
are more likely to perpetuate the cycle of violence themselves later
in life.

We hope to see everyone there!
For additional information contact:

Butch Hiles

Butch@ButchHiles.com

304-549-9370

www.advancedbkj.com

Sponsored by: NAACP and WVSU

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

Self-Defense Seminar to Benefit REACH – A Rape Crisis Program

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

All proceeds to REACH – a rape crisis program

Statistics:
1 in 4 college females are a victim of rape
In WV 1 in 6 women & 1 in 21 men are sexually victimized
In kanawha county 10,000 adult women victims of rape

 

Price:

$20 and only $15 if you pre-register

Pregister Here:

 




 

Or Pre-register in person or on the phone:
Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA
304-549-9370

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
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