KELOWNA, BC, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Appiphany Technologies Holdings Corp. ("Appiphany") (OTCBB:APHD) would like to introduce the conceptual character designs for MMA Animals
TM - the world's first kids brand based on the sport of mixed martial
arts. Each character will represent a different martial art: Karate,
Judo, Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, Sambo, Mauy Thai and Tae Kwon Do.
Appiphany will continue to release new characters as the brand
develops. These characters will be featured in the upcoming cartoon
series as well as downloadable interactive games and stories. Let's
meet the MMA Animals TM:
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas by his father and older brother, Dan
started wrestling in high school. Following an undefeated college
wrestling career, he won gold at every Olympic and international event
for 12 years. Fifteen of his 28 fights have been title fights. He has
only competed against the world's best! Dan's fighting styles are
Wrestling, Boxing, Submission Wrestling, Shooto and Judo.
Born in Cameroon, his family's village was destroyed by a rebel gang of
Crocs. Japanese Peace Monkeys rescued Staajabu 2 days after the attack.
He was the only survivor and at the time, only 8 months old. The baby
was taken back to Japan and was housed in the back of a peaceful Judo
temple on the top of the highest mountain. The servants of the temple
raised him until he was 8 years old. When the Master of the temple
realized his strength he was allowed to live amongst the other students
and learn Judo. By age 14, he had received his black belt and was
allowed to train with the adults. He was cleaning out the advanced
divisions at the local Judo tournaments. At 16, Staajabu was a
celebrity in Japan winning Olympic gold in front of his country! His
achievements at a young age helped the Judo temple flourish. Longing to
learn more about his family, he returned to Africa at 17 to study his
roots. He has opened up a gym there to teach Judo to his people.
Staajabu's fighting style is Judo, Kick Boxing, Jiu Jitsu and Pehlwani
Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand by his Master ApIdaj, Chaiyo has
been training Muay Thai his entire life. Chaiyo entered his first Muay
Thai tournament when he was 9 years old. He has won every fight he has
ever been in and is the only fighter to win 10 national championships
and is now looking to continue his legendary MMA career. Chaiyo's
fighting styles are Muay Thai, Pankration, Boxing and Kickboxing.
Born and raised in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Ruran was born a 4th
generation son in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu family. Ruran started teaching
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at 10 years of age. Under his father's teaching,
he was the youngest family member to receive a black belt at age 13. He
helps his father run the world's largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school and
trains some of the world's top fighters all year round. Ruran's
fighting styles are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Vale Tudo, Capoeira and Muay
Born in Japan's oldest Judo temple, his father has been the longest Judo
champion of Japan and Master of the temple. Katashi received his
black belt from his father at age 12. He has since become a black belt
in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Katashi is the most recognizable MMA athlete
in all of Japan and possibly the world. He is best known for his
excellent flexibility, often taking opponents by surprise with flying
submissions. He has won every grappling and MMA event he has entered.
His cutting edge moves and instructional videos revolutionized the
sport. Katashi's fighting styles are Japanese Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Jeet
Kune Do and Kick Boxing.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada by his Mother and Father, George
started his training at age 6 learning Tae Kwon Do from his father. In
grade school he was getting beat up by bullies so he joined the school
wrestling team. As a teenager he was forced to drop out of school to
work as a bouncer at a downtown nightclub where he realized all of his
training made him an unstoppable fighter. He went pro and never looked
back. George's fighting styles are Tae Kwon Do, Wrestling, Brazilian
Jiu Jitsu, Boxing and Muay Thai.
Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Vitali's enthusiasm for
fighting began with Sambo and Judo at the age of 6. He has competed and
won the Russian Sambo championship every year since he was 12,
defeating adults and becoming the country's most known fighter. Vitali
has spent most of his life in the Russian Special Forces and trains in
a secret location. Vitali's fighting styles are Sambo, Judo, Boxing,
Jiu Jitsu and Shoot boxing.
Born and raised in Manchester, England, Thomas trained in Boxing and Jiu
Jitsu with some of the country's finest as a young child. He competed
in his first fight at age 15 in an illegal no holds barred fight for
some bookies. His toughness has been pounded into him for years of
having to fight for everything. He never quits and can take a punch!
Thomas' fighting styles are Boxing, MMA, Power Lifting and Old School
About Appiphany Technology Holdings Corp.
Appiphany Technologies commenced operations in June of 2009. The scope
of the business is based around the use of new technologies in the
consumer market. Appiphany intends on diversifying its involvement in
the various industries where technologies blend with entertainment.
The evolution of the Company will be integrating third-party
accessories to function with applications in the toys to life category.
We aim to maximize user experience while exploring the innovative
technological possibilities of today. Currently our focus is on
developing the MMA Animals TM - the world's first children's mixed martial arts brand. Appiphany is a
Development Stage Company, as defined by Financial Accounting Standards
Board ("FASB") Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") 915,
Development Stage Entities, and has not yet generated significant
revenues from their intended business activities.
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters
discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements. Actual
results may differ materially from those described in forward-looking
statements and are subject to risks and uncertainties. See Appiphany's
filings with the SEC which may identify specific factors that may cause
actual results or events to differ materially from those described in
the forward-looking statements.
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