“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.”
"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 Budokon University syllabus unites Yoga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Mobility, Animal Locomotion and Calisthenics in order to produce the elite mixed movement athlete and instructor. The Budokon Mixed Movement Arts system develops an agile, powerful, mobile, and knowledgable mixed movement arts black belt educator.
Our unique approach to teacher training education begins with our innovative BDK course module matrix. Students have the ability to custom create their own movement education 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
The BDK Mixed Movement Arts Academy Miami is a professional-level athletic studio located at 1731 North Miami Ave., Miami FL, 33136. We are home to the renown mixed movement arts system known as Budokon created in 2001 by our founder, Cameron Shayne, who is considered the father of the mixed movement arts culture. He built the very first BDK Academy in the historic Wynwood Arts District of Miami for yogis, martial artists, and calisthenics enthusiasts to have a place to call home. Our classes are filled with mixed movers from all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. We have inspired practitioners, yoga lovers, acro junkies, calisthenics specialists, as well as professional fighters and athletes. Our learning and training environment is like no other. Scroll down to learn how you can join the BDK Mixed Movement Arts revolution.
“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 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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