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 (Indian Wrestling).
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 Thai.
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 Jiu Jitsu.
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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