BDK TRANSFORMING MIND THROUGH MOVEMENT

The BDK Mixed Movement Arts Academy Miami is a professional-level athletic studio located in the historic Wynwood district of Miami. We are home to the renown mixed movement arts system which integrates Martial Arts, Yoga, Calisthenics and Animal Locomotion, known as Budokon (BDK). Budokon was created in 2001 by founder, Cameron Shayne, considered the father of mixed movement arts. 

 

“WHEN YOU WANT TO TEACH PEOPLE TO MOVE, YOU TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY AND ACCEPT NOTHING LESS THAN REMARKABLE. YOU teach THEM to MOVE WITH A FIERCE SINCERITY FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.” ~ CAMERON SHAYNE 

 

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BDK MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

Budokon MMA, (bu) warrior (do) way (kon) spirit, abbreviated BDK, is an all embracing black belt hybrid mixed martial art system created by the philosophy of mixed movement master Cameron Shayne, who founded the system in 2001. BDK is taught as a "non-classical" style suggesting that BDK is built from traditional Japanese Karate-Do, Korean Taekwondo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, yet without attachment any specific style. Unlike more traditional martial arts, Budokon has no fixed striking style and is focused on self defence application. As well as being a combat system it is a philosophy with guiding universal principles, specifically that all mental activity (beliefs, thoughts, consciousness) is subjective and temporary.

 
 

A STUDENT TO HIS MASTER: "YOU TEACH ME OF FIGHTING, BUT YOU TALK ABOUT PEACE. HOW DO YOU RECONCILE THE TWO?" THE MASTER REPLIED. "IT IS BETTER TO BE A WARRIOR IN A GARDEN THAN TO BE A GARDENER IN A WAR." 

BDK ANIMAL LOCOMOTION

Our founder, Cameron Shayne began pioneering animal locomotion (primal movement pattern training) in the US, Europe and Asia in 2001. By innovating BDK quadrupedal movement training he and Budokon Univeristy have left an indelible mark upon the movement arts world. When you study at the BDK Academy Miami you are learning from the source of this unique movement style. 

 
 

“If you keep your sword drawn and wield it about then no one will dare approach you and you will have no allies. But if you never draw it, it will dull and rust and people will assume that you are feeble.”-Hagakure

 

BDK CALISTHENICS

The word calisthenics comes from the ancient Greek words kalos, which means "beauty", and sthenos, meaning "strength". It is the art of using one's body weight and qualities of inertia as a means to develop one's physical and mental strength. The unique BDK approach to Calisthenics which combines yoga, animal locomotion, bars, rings, and parallettes dramatically improves mobility, agility, strength, and stamina for both new movers and professional athletes.   

 

IF YOU PUT LIMITS ON EVERYTHING YOU DO, PHYSICAL OR ANYTHING ELSE, IT WILL SPREAD INTO YOUR WHOLE LIFE. THERE ARE NO LIMITS” - BRUCE LEE

BDK NO-GI BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

Our grappling style is from the prestigious lineage of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Founder, Cameron Shayne began his BJJ journey in 2003 under the legendary Rickson Gracie. In 2015 he received his brown belt from Ryan Gracie's direct lineage holder, 4th degree black belt and world champion Professor Gui Arashiro.  Our style is focused on the classic Gracie self defence approach of the smaller person defeating a larger appointment. We have a perfect blend of men and women training together in a controlled and inspiring space. Our coaches are world champion black belts and professional fighters fully invested in your progress. 

 

“Anger brought me to jiu-jitsu, but love made me stay”- Abmar Barbosa 

BDK YOGA

 For the past 20 years the Budokon Yoga style has made undeniable impressions upon the culture of contemporary yoga. Our signature spinal rolling techniques coupled with our infusion of martial arts and calisthenics have forever reshaped the classic approach to postures and transition. Budokon yoga style continues to be one of the most influential and important innovations in modern yoga history. 

 
 

"LIFE ISN’T ABOUT FINDING YOURSELF. LIFE IS ABOUT CREATING YOURSELF." ~ GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

BDK KIDS

The BDK Kids Mixed Movement Arts program is an extraordinarily holistic approach to educating children by teaching them Yoga, Martial Arts and Calisthenics. The BDK Academy teaches children the physical, emotional and intellectual skills essential to the development of outstanding character, powerful physical prowess and unstoppable self confidence. Our special system concentrates on the mastery of movement, attitude and problem solving. We develop leaders by giving our children the unique opportunity to both learn and teach techniques. Through this process we call “Sharing Your Knowledge” the children share in the responsibility of their classmates progress giving them a greater sense of the social responsibility of caring for one another. Our BDK Kids program is open to ages 5-12. 

 

ALL CHILDREN ARE ARTISTS. THE PROBLEM IS HOW TO REMAIN AN ARTIST ONCE THEY GROW UP. ~ PABLO PICASSO

 

BDK MIXED MOVEMENT ARTS CAMP

The BDK Mixed Movement Arts Training Camps are designed for the inspired mover to deepen their knowledge and understanding of functional movement, mobility, and athletic performance thru the exploration of the signature integration of martial arts, yoga, calisthenics and animal locomotion training that is Budokon. 

"Live an extraordinary life. This is the only one you get." ~ Professor Dafydd Snowden-Jones

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OUR TEAM

 

Jose Rivera

BDK Mixed Movement Coach, BDK Academy Miami Director, specializing in Yoga, Arm Balances, Acro-Yoga, and Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP).

NELSON LEON

BDK Mixed Movement Coach, Calisthenics Coach. 

 

Brynnen Mciver

BDK Mixed Movement Arts Coach specializing in Boxing, Technical Striking, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing and Calisthenics.

 

Rob Mann 

BDK Brown Belt, Mixed Movement Arts Coach specializing in Wrestling, BJJ, Technical Striking, Yoga, and Fitness Training.

 

Donato Helbling

 BDK Black Belt Professor, Mixed Movement Arts Coach, International Director of the Budokon Mixed Movement Arts Program, Budokon®Latin America, and Instructor of the BDK Mixed Movement Arts Academy Miami. 

 

Melayne Shayne

BDK Mixed Movement Arts Coach, BDK Academy Founder, Global Brand Director Budokon University, Director of BDK Yoga Teacher Training Program. 

 

Cameron Shayne

Budokon University & BDK Academy Founder, Cameron Shayne is considered the father of the mixed movement arts culture. He is a social philosopher, educator, satirist, artist, writer and lifelong student of Yoga, Martial Arts and Calisthenics.


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