"THE FUNCTION OF EDUCATION IS TO TEACH ONE TO THINK INTENSIVELY AND TO THINK CRITICALLY. INTELLIGENCE PLUS CHARACTER - THAT IS THE GOAL OF TRUE EDUCATION. - MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
BDK PROFESSIONAL TEACHER TRAINING
Our world renown BDK Mixed Movement Arts courses unite yoga, martial arts, and calisthenics in order to produce more than a typical teacher or instructor. The Budokon Mixed Movement Arts system develops an agile, powerful, mobile, and knowledgable mixed movement arts educator. Our Founder, Cameron Shayne has been pioneering the integration of yoga, mixed martial arts, mobility, animal locomotion and calisthenics for the past 30 years, creating what is now the Budokon mixed movement arts black belt system.
"THE MEDIOCRE TEACHER TELLS. THE GOOD TEACHER EXPLAINS. THE SUPERIOR TEACHER DEMONSTRATES. THE GREAT TEACHER INSPIRES." ~ WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD
BDK MIXED MOVEMENT ARTS CAMPS
BDK Mixed Movement Arts Camps are the perfect way for inspired mixed movement artists from around the world to come together and explore the science, art and philosophy of movement. Our camps are incredible hot beds of ideas and creativity where the latest innovations and technology are shared. Not only are they designed to take your level of fitness and skill to new heights, they create lifelong friendships with extraordinary people. Find a camp that inspires you.
"I HATED EVERY MINUTE OF TRAINING, BUT I SAID, "DON'T QUIT. SUFFER NOW AND LIVE THE REST OF YOUR LIFE A CHAMPION." ~ MUHAMMAD ALI
ABOUT BDK ACADEMY
The BDK Mixed Movement Arts Academies are both professional and entry level athletic studio's. We are home to the renown mixed movement arts system known as Budokon created in 2001 by founder, Cameron Shayne, considered the father of the mixed movement arts. He built the very first BDK Academy in the historic Wynwood Arts District of Miami for yogis, martial artists, and calisthenics enthusiasts to have a place to call home. BDK classes are filled with mixed movers from all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. We have inspired practitioners, yoga lovers, acro junkies, calisthenics specialists, as well as professional fighters and athletes. Our learning and training environment is like no other. Scroll down to learn how you can join the BDK Mixed Movement Arts revolution.
“THE SELF-CONFIDENCE OF THE WARRIOR IS NOT THE SELF-CONFIDENCE OF THE AVERAGE PERSON. THE AVERAGE PERSON SEEKS CERTAINTY IN THE EYES OF THE ONLOOKER AND CALLS THAT SELF-CONFIDENCE. THE WARRIOR SEEKS IMPECCABILITY IN HIS/HER OWN EYES AND CALLS THAT HUMBLENESS. THE AVERAGE PERSON IS HOOKED TO HIS FELLOW MEN, WHILE THE WARRIOR IS HOOKED ONLY TO INFINITY.” ~ CARLOS CASTANEDA
Born in 1971 in Charlotte NC, Budokon Founder Cameron Shayne is considered the father and founder of Mixed Movement Arts. Cameron pioneered the phrase and concept of BDK Mixed Movement Arts by combining Martial Arts, Yoga, Calisthenics, and Living Arts into a single black belt system known as Budokon (BU warrior, DO way, KON spirit) . He is a social philosopher, educator, UFC & Bellator fight & movement coach, yogi, satirist, artist, and writer. Based in Los Angeles, CA, during the 90's, the mecca for yoga in the Western world, Cameron established himself as one of the pioneering voices and transmitters of contemporary yoga, martial and the movement arts. Known as a teacher of teachers, he is renowned as the founder of the Budokon Yoga style, the Budokon Mixed Movement Arts Black Belt System, Budokon University, BDK Academy, and for his inspiring and provocative writings and Podcast influencing the contemporary movement scene. His radically honest and transparent style of teaching through critical self analysis has established him as a guiding voice for modern yoga and the movement culture world wide.
Cameron began studying Martial Arts and Zen meditation at the age of 12, yoga asana at 21, and calisthenics training at 25. He has black belts in both Yoshukai Japanese Karate-do under Jerry Blanck, and Korean Olympic Style Taekwondo under Paul & Dan Harmon, as well as his brown belt in Gracie Jiu-jitsu under Ryan Gracie black belt, Gui Arashiro. He has been studying and sharing Yoga, Martial Arts, Mixed Movement Arts and Zen meditation collectively for over 30 years. He currently lives and runs Budokon University & BDK Academy in Miami Florida with his wife and partner Melayne Shayne.
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