Posts Tagged ‘party’

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:


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

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 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


Hotel Info – 101 Crossing Shopping Center, Elkview – (304) 965-9200


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


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)


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

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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

WV’s First Sanctioned MMA Event Jan 7, 2012

Monday, December 12th, 2011

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Three Different States in One Night Yet All Victorious

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

On December 3, 2011 Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA traveled to three different states to compete in all areas of mixed martial arts and, once again, they proved that they are tallented in all areas of the sport.

Caleb Sedlock traveled to Richmond, VA and took first in the heavy weight blue belt dvision and 2nd in the no-gi division.  He was very impressive and put on quite a show.

Terry Owens at NAGA

Avery and Joel, Butch Hiles MMA’s very tallented young boxers, traveled to Ashland, KY to compete in the Silver Gloves.  Both displayed a lot of skill and won impressively showing that they will be a force to be reconned with for years to come.

Avery and Joel

Finally, Butch Hiles MMA fighter (also coached by legendary coach, Leon Ramsey), Wes Hanson, and Dragon’s Den MMA fighter (a Butch Hiles BJJ affiliate), Zac Gobel, both scored impressive first round finishes in the NAAFS in Akron, Ohio.

Wes Hanson Butch Hiles MMA

Look for exciting things in 2012 from Butch Hiles MMA.  Their fighters will also be competing in the first MMA shows in WV.  They are very excited for the shows and to display their skills in front of their fans in WV for the first time ever.

For more information about the gym or the upcoming MMA shows, please contact:

Butch Hiles


Party Bus Leaving For Our MMA Fights Saturday

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

There is still room left for the bus trip this weekend…  A bus will take you to and from the fights and you can relax, eat, drink, etc on the bus.  There will be 50/50 drawing and a lot of fun things to do.  Thus far, we have over 50 people committed to going and it’s almost sold out.  Get your tickets from us ASAP!!!  Wes Hanson is selling tickets and receives a commission for doing this, so please buy them from us.
The fights are in Akron, Ohio and Wes Hanson would love your support.  He is our most electrifying up and comer and is currently undefeated in MMA and holds two titles.  Don’t miss watching him fight live!

NAAFS Combat Challenge
To get remaining tickets or to ride the bus contact:

Butch Hiles



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Facility gives wrestlers Competitive Edge – Sports – Charleston Daily Mail – West Virginia News and Sports

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Check out the article about our wrestling program in the Charleston Daily Mail:


Butch Hiles

Additional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Day Added

Monday, November 21st, 2011

In efforts to get you more BJJ days and rolling time, we will be adding Thursday night at 7 to the BJJ schedule.  

BJJ evening classes
Monday 6-7, 7-830
Wednesday 6-7. 7-830
Thursday 7-830
Tuesday is submission wrestling from 6-7 as well…
Also, December will be official belt and stripe testing month.  If you to schedule a private to test or work on your game let me know ASAP.  December is going to be another crazy month.
Please study your BJJ curriculum

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