Jason Bircher, who owns Kansas City Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, demonstrates a martial arts move with Kenny Saunders.
Jason Bircher, who owns Kansas City Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, demonstrates a martial arts move with Kenny Saunders. Christopher Smith Special to The Star
Jason Bircher, who owns Kansas City Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, demonstrates a martial arts move with Kenny Saunders. Christopher Smith Special to The Star

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