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Japanse bondage Kinbaku (Shibari) | by Ropemarks | February 11

Kinbaku/Shibari maandelijks op zondag: 11:00 – 17:00

February 11:

About this Workshop:
Level: Beginners/Intermediate 

11 Feb.
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Title:
RopeMarks’ Kinbaku Suspensions #1; Immersion workshop.

About:
This is a full day workshop in which you’ll learn to suspend and be suspended. Suspensions look beautiful and they can feel amazing in many ways, but they are not without risk. Our goal with this workshop is to provide you with the essential knowledge and create a safe, shared experience that will empower you to carry forward what you’ve learned once you return home. Therefore the emphasis will be on safety, technique and communication. If you have followed our previous workshop(s) before you will be refreshed, renewed and we will progress your skill for take off.

We will prepare you for suspensions by focusing on several key aspects. First and foremost, enhance your gote tying skills, ensuring this are proficient and reliable. Next, learn to create secure uplines tailored to the specific tasks you wish to accomplish. Lastly, develop a comprehensive understanding of how forces act on the human body during suspensions, ensuring safety remains a top priority throughout the process.

The gote is a classic part of traditional Japanese bondage, aka kinbaku. Since this is the tradition RopeMarks follows and teaches in, we find it important to pass on to you the techniques and knowledge required to tie your models arms behind their back, gote-style. There is not one ‘right’ gote, the ‘right’ gote is the one that works for your model. And we know, almost, everybody can be comfortable in a gote-based suspension.

For this workshop you will be tying on a carabiner/ring and there are many ways to tie (off) uplines, but which way do you choose when and why? We’ll take you through various exercises to help you really understand this.

Then we take the knowledge of the gote and uplines and go through three full body suspension during which we will shower you with a handful of smaller ties to have fun with during your suspensions.

Recommended follow up workshop, suspensions #2 immersion, is next month.

10 Mrt.
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Title:
RopeMarks’ Kinbaku Suspensions #2; Immersion workshop (intermediate).

About:
This is a full day workshop in which you will learn to do and be in dynamic suspensions. We will teach you the noble art of transitioning in suspensions. Suspensions in general, dynamic suspensions even more so, are never without risk. Our goal with this workshop is to provide you with the essential knowledge and create a safe, shared experience that will empower you to carry forward what you’ve learned once you return home. Therefore the emphasis will be on safety, technique and communication. If you have followed our previous workshop(s) before you will be refreshed, renewed and we will progress your skill for dynamic suspensions.

Within Japanese rope bondage the gote is generally at the heart of any suspension. In this workshop we will not only use gote’s but see how the gote is a classic part of Japanese rope bondage and kinbaku. This is the tradition RopeMarks teaches in, so we find it important to start with gote. During this brief start of the workshop we will use your skill in tying a gote and being in a gote to assess your general proficiency with Japanese rope bondage. As a famous kinbakushi once said: “kinbaku begins and ends with a gote.”

For this workshop you will be tying on bamboo and there are many ways to tie (off) uplines, but which way do you choose when and why? We’ll continue the workshop by taking you through various exercises to help you really understand this.

After this introduction we go through four full body dynamic suspensions during which we will shower you with a handful of smaller ties to have fun with during your suspensions and transitions.

From experience we know that not everybody will have the same proficiency with tying or being in rope. Therefore we designed this workshop so that each of the ties can be done at the level that you as a couple are or feel comfortable with. This might mean that sometimes you can follow the whole suspension sequence without a problem, whereas sometimes you might choose to only follow along during the first position(s). Either way your skill will be progressed to the next level.

To make sure you have to recommend skills and knowledge please consider following our suspensions #1.

14 Apr.
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Maybe “Dirty ties” more information will follow

26 Mei
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Probably “Floating bamboo” more info will follow

The Practicalities
Come as a familiar rigger and model couple.
Wear comfortable clothing.
This is a clothes on, non-sexual workshop, but no doubt you’ll be inspired to bring your new skills into your private intimate play at home.
Bring at least 12 pieces of rope, 8m in length, 6mm thick.
If you need rope, follow this link: https://ropemarks.com/rope/ .
(at this level you need your own set, no more borrowing)
We will take care of coffee, tea and snacks.
Drinking inside the dōjō is only allowed from a bottle/container that you can close.
This workshop will be held in the Dutch language, but if needed we switch to English.

This workshop will be held in the Dutch language, if needed we switch to English.

More information & registration

Who’s RopeMarks
RopeMarks (Amsterdam, the Netherlands):

If you’re not familiar with RopeMarks, let us introduce you to Bob – a professional rigger with over 24 years of experience in kinbaku (traditional Japanese bondage). Bob’s expertise and creativity are unmatched, and in his workshops, he’ll inspire you to not only learn the ropes, but to shape your own unique style of play.

Joining Bob is his model, Spring – a playful and adventurous partner who loves to challenge him. Together, they’ll share their insights and tips, giving you a well-rounded perspective on both the rigger and model experience.

Bob started studying and specializing himself professionally in Japanese rope bondage (shibari, kinbaku) in 1999. Over his career he studied under the lineage of the late Akechi Denki (明智伝鬼) and Naka Akira (奈加あきら) in the land of the rising sun. RopeMarks’ work reflects the traditional techniques taught by these leading nawashi’s but is vastly complemented with his own distinct and unique style.
RopeMarks is recognised as the leading Dutch specialist in the field of Japanese rope bondage. In the world-wide kinbaku scene RopeMarks is a house-hold name of very good reputation.

RopeMarks has been teaching Japanese rope bondage around the globe, from Europe to the USA and all the way to the country of origin, Japan.

Using the name RopeMarks Ryū he provides real, fun, hands-on, courses, classes, lessons and workshops in Japanese rope bondage (aka shibari or kinbaku) worldwide.