Born in 1971 in Charlotte NC, Budokon Founder & Director 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, Crawling Patterns, 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, at the time 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 responsible for the creation the Budokon Yoga style, the Budokon Mobility 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 the Gracie lineage of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under the tutelage of Professor’s Gui Arashiro, Xande Ribeiro, and Rafael Lovato Jr. He is the movement coach for the Bellator world champion Lovato Jr. fight team and has taught Budokon to entertainers such as Charlie Sheen, Sean Penn, Slash, Courtney Cox, Rene Russo, Meg Ryan and Jennifer Aniston as well as Olympians Kerrie Walsh-Jennings and Sugar Ray Leonard. 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 world wide. He currently lives and runs Budokon University & BDK Academy in Miami Florida with his wife Budokon University Director Melayne Shayne.
"WE CANNOT BLAME OUR RELIGIONS FOR DIVISIVENESS, THOUGH THEY SPREAD IT. WE CANNOT BLAME OUR GUNS FOR MURDER, THOUGHT THEY EXPEDITE IT. WE CANNOT BLAME OUR EXTREMISTS FOR HATE, THOUGH THEY TEACH IT. WE CANNOT BLAME OUR PROPHETS FOR VIOLENCE THOUGH THEY JUSTIFY IT. WE CANNOT BLAME OUR RICH FOR POVERTY, THOUGH THEY ALLOW IT. WE CANNOT BLAME OUR POLITICIANS FOR GREED, THOUGH THEY SUSTAIN IT. WE CAN ONLY BLAME OURSELVES FOR NOT SEEING WE ARE THE GODS TO WHOM WE PRAY, THE SAFETY FOR WHICH WE STEAL, THE LOVE FOR WHICH WE FIGHT AND THE PROPHETS FOR WHOM WE KILL." ~CAMERON SHAYNE