I had always been interested in martial arts, from the time when I was a kid. I never really knew of any gyms around or anyone who studied such arts. Some of my buddy's wanted to get into BJJ and so I decided to do a Google search. Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA was one of the first ones to pop up. Being in Charleston didn't seem too far of a drive for quality instruction. My friend contacted Butch, he was very nice, and we started going. I have to say I don't think I've ever felt more welcome at any place in my life. The guys really took us under their wing and started teaching us things off the bat. Butch is a great teacher and friend. He is one of the only legit instructors around this area. The atmosphere he promotes at the gym is one of family and respect. Every member is there to help each other grow and get better. If you are worried about someone belittling you or trying to hurt you to seem superior, that's not gonna happen at Butch's gym. I press anyone who currently trains or is just starting out to go to this gym. You will not find instruction or conduct anywhere else like you find with Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA. So go do work!