Testimonials

Butch has a unique and impressive skill level which is unmatched in our area. His teaching method is easy to follow for adults and children (as you can see on his DVD "The Essential Closed Guard"). Butch is great at coaching, and he develops higher ranking students by letting them assist during class. Butch Hiles is a terrific coach and instructor.



Robert Silas
BJJ/Judo Instructor

Butch Hiles is great BJJ instructor. He is committed to all of his students and encourages everyone to do their personal best.



Stu Green
Youth BJJ Instructor

Butch Hiles is the man. He is a great instructor and a great friend. He definitely deserves to be ranked #1.



Michael Bryan
BJJ Student

Hundreds of people from all walks of life are brought together under one roof and Butch sees to it that we all feel like a part of his family. Beyond Jiu-Jitsu he is a kind person and a great friend. It is easy to see why he is admired and respected by all who train under him.



Lee Sanford
Crossfit Athlete

Having just begun my training at Butch's, I must say his way of training and ethics changed the way I train and carry myself day to day



Omari Clark
Youth BJJ Instructor

Butch is a great teacher period.  It doesn't matter if he's teaching BJJ, submission grappling, MMA, kickboxing, boxing, or whatever it is, he is a great instructor.  Moreover a good friend and apostle of martial arts as he spreads the word of BJJ all over West Virginia



Arrion Hall
BJJ Instructor in Logan, WV

"Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA is one of best places to learn,Train and compete on the east coast..."



David Litteral
Feels good to know the BJJ @ Butch Hiles in little ole WV is on par with the bjj in big cities


Ryan Shank
 "A little over a year ago I found out that I am a type 2 diabetic; I don't know how much I weighed because my scale would not weigh me until I lost weight and got to 348. Over the last year I have been trying to change the way I eat, exercise, and live. Today I got on the scale and this is what I saw (295.8). This is still far from my goal but dammit if it isn't a step closer to the top of the mountain I am climbing. The only exercise I get is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a couple times a week, but from BJJ I have changed the way I do things in life. I Could not have gotten this far without the help of Matt Garretson and Butch Hiles Bjj Mma providing me with the encouragement and training that I needed and continue to need. "


Trevor Smith
Studying Jiu Jitsu with Butch Hiles has truly been a life-changing
experience. Safety and respect are paramount aspects of the training.
The instructors at Butch's gym really emphasize integrity, respect,
honesty, and loyalty. It is an honor to have the opportunity to train
at such a quality school.


Bobby Smith