The American Kickboxing Academy® is going to present opportunities to license its federally registered trademark at the UFC® Fan Expo™ on May 28-29 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Several American Kickboxing Academy® team members will make appearances at AKA™’s booth, including undefeated heavyweight sensation Cain Velasquez, welterweight number one contender Josh Koscheck, and fan favorites Jon Fitch and Mike Swick. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase AKA™ apparel and collect autographs, as well as to win autographed items through contests. Clients interested in licensing opportunities will have the chance to discuss ways to partner with AKA™, including affiliated training facilities and product licensing.
The American Kickboxing Academy® “started in a garage, in 1985” recalls owner and former two-time kickboxing world champion Javier Mendez. “Back then it was just 6-8 guys. In 1993, I officially opened the American Kickboxing Academy.” Over time, AKA™ has become a world-renowned brand thanks to the success of AKA™’s fighters in the sport of mixed-martial-arts, or “MMA.” MMA is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States, and it has become a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. As a pioneer of MMA training, the American Kickboxing Academy® is routinely represented at the highest levels of MMA competition by about 20 professional fighters, including NFL great and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker. AKA™ also attracts top prospects such as Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier, and established stars such as Cung Le, who trains under Javier Mendez for his MMA fights, and represents Cung Le Martial Arts/AKA™ in MMA competition.
With the rising popularity of MMA, investors are increasingly looking for opportunities in the martial arts and fitness industry. However, due to the exponential growth of the MMA industry it is now necessary to present a name that distinguishes itself from the rest. For this reason, opportunities to license the American Kickboxing Academy® brand offer exceptional values. With thousands of fans and hundreds of exhibitors expected, the 2010 UFC Fan Expo presents an excellent occasion for interested parties to discuss ways to partner with AKA™, ranging from affiliated gyms to online affiliate programs, and product licensing.
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