“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


FOUNDER CAMERON SHAYNE

Budokon Founder, Cameron Shayne is considered the father of the mixed movement arts culture. He is a social philosopher, educator, fighter, yogi, satirist, artist, writer, and founder of Budokon University and BDK Academy. 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 movement arts. As a teacher of teachers, he is renowned as the founding of the Budokon Yoga style, the Budokon Mixed Movement Arts System, and his inspiring and provocative writings on the contemporary movement scene. His radically honest and transparent style of teaching through critical analysis has established him as a guiding voice for modern yoga and the movement culture. 

Cameron began studying Martial Arts and Zen meditation at the age of 12, and yoga asana and calisthenics training at 25. He has black belts in both Yoshukai Japanese Karate-do and Korean Olympic Style Taekwondo, as well as his Brown Belt in Gracie Jiu-jitsu. He has been studying and sharing Yoga, Martial Arts and Zen meditation collectively for over 30 years.

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