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7/19/08 6:06 PM
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Luis Gutierrez
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ESPN will be airing a show on MMA and kids featuring a portion with the PAW (play as the way) method and our kids.

Sunday July 20th at 9:30AM. Show titled Outside the Lines.
7/19/08 10:06 PM
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Preview of the show:

http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/video/videopage?videoId=3496709&categoryId=3286128&n8pe6c=3
7/20/08 10:20 PM
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nice
7/22/08 12:49 AM
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Edited: 02/19/09 1:36 AM
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Luis, you did a great job and what you are doing with your kids looks awesome.  I had no idea that they had kids mma matches.....Some of those clips were brutal.  
7/22/08 12:50 AM
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 http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/video/videopage?videoId=3496709&categoryId=3286128&n8pe6c=3 
7/22/08 3:45 PM
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Very cool!
7/22/08 8:11 PM
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Luis Gutierrez
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Well so you all know, our gym is happy we were a part of it but very disapointed they did not show our kids sparring, the interviews with our parents, nor mention our track record in all sorts of competitive combat sports.

The reason I mention this is that the public and politicians would have seen full contact mma with proper sparring gear and safety first. They would have been able to contrast actual footage instead of one extreme of no helmets on the second day with one coach vs dodge ball and skipping rope with the other. They implied who we may have been but clearly accented what the other side was.

Our kids all sparred that day and it was very clean, technical, open mma sparring and all around it, before and after it,...loads of laughter and fun. Gear and slow proper instruction over years gets them there but none of that was mentioned or shown. They did not show any of the footage they took of parents saying how this got their kids off the couch, off meds, or freed from self-doubt and fear.

It really makes me question the intent of the final editors if they really wanted to show both sides to the existing problems with mma why not show what I have mentioned. Would have taken all of another 3-5 minutes tops. Much better for the sport than the two talking (polar opposite) heads talking AT each other for the next fifteen minutes.

Oh well...it was a news show. Heavy emphasis on show.

-Luis

www.onedragon.com

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