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Chris "Calado" RodriguezFOUNDER of DENDÊ ARTS
Chris "Calado" Rodriguez Founded Dendê Arts in 2016 in San Francisco California after beginning Capoeira classes in Google.inc. Calado has trained Capoeira since 2007 and has also delved into other arts such as dance, Tae Kwon Do, and Gymnastics. He currently trains Capoeira under Contra-Mestre Cebolinha of Cordão de Ouro (founder of the Brazilian Culture Center of Newark).
Calado began his training in Capoeira due to a cousin who was interested in going to try classes and asked him to come along. The amazing kicks, graceful movements, and acrobatics hooked him and he continues training till this day.
In 2015 Calado moved to California, where he began to regularly teach classes in Mountain View and Google inc. Calado's teaching style is marked by a large emphasis on pre-requisite movements and methodologies that help students grow to their fullest potential and stay safe from injury.