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Axe Capoeira shares a taste of Brazilian martial arts at the Ethnic Festival

Feijoada, a black bean stew, served with oranges, collard greens and manioc flour, is considered Brazil’s national dish.
Feijoada, a black bean stew, served with oranges, collard greens and manioc flour, is considered Brazil’s national dish. jsilva@kcstar.com

This weekend while I was helping to chop collard greens for the feijoada and mixing up passion fruit punch for thousands of visitors to the Ethnic Enrichment Festival, I took a few minutes out to talk to the founders of Axe Capoeira Kansas City, Ronald “Preguica” Harvey and Eric “Relogio” Agson.

Brazilian capoeira is a style of martial arts that combines combat moves, song and dance. Axe Capoeira includes classes for children and adults. The group is a popular fixture of the annual festival in Swope Park that features performers representing more than 60 countries.

The founders of the Brazilian martial arts group Axe Capoeira explain why they perform at the Ethnic Enrichment Festival every year.

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