The Budokon University of Mixed Movement Arts is a professional-level educational institute committed to the advancement of mind and movement arts and sciences. Henry has been extremely fortunate to train under the system and learn directly from the acknowledged father of mixed movement arts, Cameron Shayne. He also acts as a global ambassador, sharing the work through personal training, workshops, classes, and online.
BU- ‘warrior’, -DO- ‘way’, -KON ‘spirit’ can be translated as “the way of the warrior’s spirit. In the center lies the physical, mental and emotional development of each practitioner. Through its 6 pillars (movement, nutrition, emotions, thoughts, relationships, environment), Budokon successfully combines the key elements for well-being and a fulfilled life.
A STUDENT TO HIS MASTER: "YOU TEACH ME OF FIGHTING, BUT YOU TALK ABOUT PEACE. HOW DO YOU RECONCILE THE TWO?"
THE MASTER REPLIED: "IT IS BETTER TO BE A WARRIOR IN A GARDEN THAN TO BE A GARDENER IN A WAR."
Budokon MMA, abbreviated BDK, is an all embracing black belt hybrid mixed martial art system created by the philosophy of mixed movement master Cameron Shayne, who founded the system in 2001. BDK is taught as a "non-classical" style suggesting that BDK is built from traditional Japanese Karate-Do, Korean Taekwondo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, yet without attachment to any specific style.
Unlike more traditional martial arts, Budokon has no fixed striking style and is focused on self defence application. The combat curriculum acts as the centerpiece of the work and shows the highest forms of movement intelligence. Dynamic, powerful, precise movement and thinking under stress.
“Empty your mind. be formless, Shapeless. Like Water. You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put Water into a Bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, Water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, My friend!”
— Bruce Lee
Budokon Yoga is a contemporary blend of martial arts and hatha yoga, founded by Cameron Shayne in 2001. The fluid and powerful movements develop physical and mental focus and precision. This unique and strong practice is ideal for the athletic yogi seeking to tap into their warrior side. Budokon emphasises on the transitions from posture to posture, rather than the holding of postures.
Learn how to construct, deconstruct, progress and regress quadrupedal movement patterns. Creative sequences of different movements, based on yoga, martial arts, animal locomotion, dance and free-form movement. A big focus of this movement training is the mobility of your joints. This mobility enables you to prevent injuries and enable you to continue with your movement practice for decades.
Participants can expect a reviewed program incorporating Calisthenics, Gymnastics, Interval Training and Mobility through the lens of the Budokon Mixed Movement Arts System. You might walk like an animal, hang at a bar working towards your pull-ups and muscle-ups or further developing your mobility. Depending on your current standpoint Henry caters for your programming, while also developing stamina, power and speed.
As well as being a combat system, Budokon is a philosophy with guiding universal principles, specifically that all mental activity (beliefs, thoughts, consciousness) is subjective and temporary.
Under this pillar of our system we cover a broad range of topics including belief systems, perception, critical thinking and ego state, showing up, standing in truth, ethics, and values.
Understand the value of maintaining the earth that we depend upon for our quality of life. We study ways to make practical shifts in our lives in order to reduce waste and consumer driven habits. We empower ourselves with choices for our future sustainability as a species.
Build a process of thought watching that allows you to identify emotion as a bio-chemical release. Change your perception of reality (your stories) by shifting your language, beliefs, and your personal stories.
Develop skills to better communicate your needs and to understand the needs of others. We study language and its effects on perception. We develop skills to be more tolerant and to contain our emotions until they are further processed and understood.
Learn the power of food as medicine and poison. We study the effects of food upon the physical and emotional body and how to determine which foods are right for our individual bodies. We also learn how to choose foods that are consistent with our ethics regarding content, packaging, and production methods.