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.