All tracks Composed and Produced by Patrick J. Collins
Mastered by Dave Collins at Collins Audio
Violin: Annabelle Cabrera, Rich Ploucher
Viola: Rich Ploucher
Cello: Anita Gendler
Oboe: Allan Vogel
Trombone and Euphonium: Eric Sbar
Electric and Acoustic Guitars: Patrick J. Collins
Wah-wah guitars: Scott Farr
Pedal Steel: Bryan Landers
background Vocals: Nathan Mills, Patrick J. Collins
Equipment Used: Logic Pro, DSP Quattro, Melodyne, Roland Synths (XV-5080, JD-800 & 990, Fantom-XR, D-50), Native Instruments (FM8, Kontakt2, GuitarRig2), Plugsound, Spectrasonics Trilogy & Atmosphere, BFD, Yellow Tools Culture, Synthogy Ivory, Destroy FX, SupaPhaser (Bram @ Smartelectronix), PSP Audioware (Lexicon PSP42, PSP Nitro) OhmBoyz, SFX Machine Pro, Neumann TLM-103, AKG C3000, Focusrite ISA220.
Sleeve Design: Sara LeVere
Photo Courtesy: CJ Roy
With "The Budokon Soundtrack", Patrick has created a rich synthesis of styles to provide a background for Cameron Shayne's instructional "Budokon" dvd's. Budokon is a unique blend of martial arts and yoga, creating a balance of body and mind that draws on a mix of ancient and modern techniques.
Budokon is the brainchild of Kancho (Founder) Cameron Shayne and the practice was founded in 2000. The word Bu-do-kon translates directly in Japanese as (Bu) Warrior (Do) Way (Kon) Spirit, or Way of the Spiritual Warrior.
The Physical Practice
The Budokon physical practice draws upon ancient and modern yogic and martial arts styles. The foundation of the Budokon physical practice is precision, alignment and Zen mind. All Budokon techniques are designed to explore the body's full range of motion. The practice dances between agility, control, speed, power, balance and flow. The physical practice is divided into two themes: The Yogic Series, and the Budo Series. Both themes constantly draw from and depend on each other. The Budokon Yogic Series was heavily influenced by Iyengar and Ashtanga yogic techniques and alignment. The focus is on control, calm, power and precision. These techniques are uniquely different from traditional Hatha Yoga in the sense that they not only work to improve range of motion and strength, but they also explore the body's ability to sustain another person's body weight. The Budokon Budo Series is a combination of standing and ground techniques drawn primarily from Okinawan Karate-Do, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and Olympic Style Tae Kwon Do. The objective of this series is to teach agility, power, focus and flow in the body and mind.
The Zen Practice
The Budokon Zen practice is seated meditation. Zen is about single minded living. Zen is about freedom from our own ideas. This practice is the foundation of Budokon and weaves its way through everything we do.