Professor Chin

Daniel Yoshimi, also known as Professor Chin in the Capoeira world, was born in Santos, Brazil. He began his training in Capoeira with Sul da Bahia under the direction of Contra Mestre Eros in 1995. Professor Chin has a natural gift as a teacher and mentor to kids and adult students alike. Chin’s dedication to the community of Santa Barbara is outstanding–for over 10 years he has created programs geared to support ‘at risk’ kids, low-income families, and has volunteered countless hours for local charities and various non-profit groups. Chin’s love of Capoeira can be seen in all that he does. His classes are playful, physically challenging and dynamic, while maintaining the rich traditions of Capoeira.

Workshops & Presentations

  • Youth Capoeira

    60 min | Imaginarium

    Capoeira is a Brazilian art form which combines acrobatics, dance and martial arts. This workshop will incorporate games and teach about the history and music that accompanies this art form.

  • Capoeira and Maculelê

    75 min | Movement Lab

    Capoeira is a Brazilian art form which combines acrobatics, dance and martial arts. This workshop will offer basic and advanced movements. We will incorporate games and teach about the history and music that accompanies this art form.

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