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Friday, January 2, 2009

Interview - Matthew Mullins

Mindy's back on live after a shot New Year's break. This afternoon she interviewed Matthew Mullins, star of the new CW live action show for kids "Kamen Rider Dragon Knight." Matt is a five time marital arts World Champion. He won is division in the World Karate Association International Competition.

There is a huge performance aspect to what Matt does. It is like a dance or gymnastics routine that he does, but with kicks and punches. Acrobatic choreographed movement is a big part of what he does.

He started martial arts when he was about thirteen; it was something that he had always wanted to do. He wanted to be like Leonardo, one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He wanted to learn to use the swords as well.

The Kamen Riders are a secret order of protectors against superpowers trying to take over the world. A deck of cards gives them their powers? He does his own stunts on the show except for the motorcycle stunts. He is the leader of the Kamen Riders.

The show "Kamen Rider Dragon Knight" starts this weekend in the Saturday morning block (11:30am).

Marital Arts teaches you self-discipline and how to focus. He learned how to work towards his goals, winning his first title at sixteen. He is grateful for his losses as they made him a better champion.

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