Born December 11th 1971, 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. 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 and martial arts. As a teacher of teachers, he is renown for his 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 training at 25. He has black belts in both Japanese Karate-do and Korean Taekwondo, as well as his Brown Belt in Brazilian Jujitsu under the Gracie System. He has been studying and sharing Yoga, Martial Arts and Zen meditation collectively for over 30 years. 

Kancho ~ "kan" means building or dojo. Cho Means the head or top (i.e shacho: president). Essentially, Kancho means Top or Head of the Organization. This title was given to CS by his Japanese students after traveling and teaching Budokon in Japan for many years. 




Budokon Staff

Cameron Shayne
Founder & President  cameron.shayne@budokon

Melayne Shayne
Global Brand Manager melayne@budokon.com

Jose Rivera
BDK Academy Manager bdkmiami@budokon.com