Aug. 2, 2020

Episode 28: Cameron Shayne - Founder and Director of Budokon

Episode 28: Cameron Shayne - Founder and Director of Budokon

Today’s guest is Cameron Shayne. Cameron is the Founder and Director of Budokon and 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,


Today’s guest is Cameron Shayne. Cameron is the Founder and Director of Budokon and 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. Cameron describes movement as a way of examining mind, and believes practicing Budokon can be an excellent way to facilitate self-transformation and self-discovery by breaking down a person’s false constructs of self. 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 Karate and Taekwondo, as well as his Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under the Gracie System. He’s also the movement coach for the Bellator world champion Lovato Jr. fight team as well as artists & entertainers 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. In this interview, we go into his upbringing and what got him interested in martial arts and yoga. We discuss his experience working as a bodyguard for Charlie Sheen and the lessons he took from that experience. We touch on plant medicine, instant fame, and self-discovery. And of course, delve deep into Budokon and movement.

Timestamps

00:03:02 Intro

00:06:17 Upbringing and technology's impact on self-discovery

00:11:13 Observational quotes and statements

00:14:31 The tool doesn't make the user

00:18:20 Sports and martial arts growing up

00:27:53 Yoga and meditation

00:30:05 Being Charlie Sheen's bodyguard

00:40:06 Plant medicine and psychotropics

00:48:45 Hollywood film industry and "Insta-fame"

00:56:00 Inspiration to start Budokon

01:03:38 His objective with Budokon

01:11:21 Knowing a person by knowing their movement

01:13:19 Budokon's holistic approach to movement

01:16:10 Budokon for longevity

01:21:23 Following intuition vs wanting to be convinced

01:31:00 Negative effects of excessive sitting

01:35:57 His daily routine

01:38:39 His driving force

01:42:35 Parting words of wisdom for the athlete listening