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The Budokon University of Mixed Movement Arts is a professional-level educational institute committed to the advancement of the mixed movement arts and sciences. We offer instructor certification courses and training programs for both professional teachers and inspired practitioners in the fields of Mobility, Mixed Martial Arts, Yoga, Calisthenics & Animal Locomotion. We are home to the renown Mixed Movement Arts system known as Budokon, created in 2001 by Cameron Shayne. Budokon is the first and only martial arts system that requires students to be highly skilled teachers and practitioners of both a Movement Curriculum: Striking, BJJ, Yoga, Mobility, Calisthenics, & Animal Locomotion, and a Mind Curriculum: Intelligence, Emotion, Relationship, Nutrition, & Environment, in order to achieve the rank of Budokon Black Belt. Kancho (director) Cameron Shayne coined the phrase Mixed Movement Arts and directs Budokon University, which remains the pioneering education and research institute for students who wish to integrate martial arts, yoga, calisthenics and living arts into a complete Mixed Movement Arts system. 

 

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change... It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.” 
― Albert Einstein

"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 unique approach to teacher training education begins with our innovative course module matrix. Students have the ability to custom create their own movement eduction experience by selecting from 6 different course modules. Customize your teacher training education now by exploring our teacher training camp modules.  

"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 OUR FOUNDER

“The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.” 
― C.G. Jung


KANCHO CAMERON SHAYNE

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. 

BIOGRAPHY

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 Shihan Jerry Blanck, and Korean Olympic Style Taekwondo under Masters Paul & Dan Harmon, as well as his brown belt in Gracie Jiu-jitsu under Ryan Gracie black belt, Professor 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 Budokon University vice president Melayne Shayne. 

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