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


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 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Yoga, Animal Locomotion, Mobility, Calisthenics, and Cognitive Studies into a single black belt system known as Budokon (BU warrior, DO way, KON spirit).  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, martial arts and the movement culture world wide. 


Cameron received his black belt in Olympic Style Taekwondo under Masters Paul & Dan Harmon in 1992. He received his black belt in Yoshukai Japanese Karate-do under Shihan Jerry Blanck in 2003. He is currently completing his black belt in Gracie Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under the tutelage of Professor’s Gui Arashiro, Xande Ribeiro, and Rafael Lovato Jr. Cameron has been studying and sharing yoga and mobility for over 25 years producing hundreds of teachers in the fields of yoga, martial arts and free form movement. He currently lives and runs Budokon University & BDK Academy in Miami Florida with his wife Budokon University Director Melayne Shayne. 

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