Ipponnawa Intensive (March 2019)

Date & Time:Sunday, March 31, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  
Location:Church of Kink Kawartha
(Peterborough, Ontario)
(To be provided upon payment)
Cost:$100/Couple or Special two-day price of $150
Dress code:Comfortable clothing, recommend no underwires for women

Within shibari, there is the practice of ippon nawa (一本縄), the use of a single length of rope; how oneness permeates every element of the universe: how we unite with friends, lovers, relatives, intentions – unity through oneness is an expression of freedom: “through unity comes multiplicity.”

A series of Kata (forms; 型) and henka (transitions; 変化) will be expressed in order to explore the application of “economy of resource” (the use of what rope is available), and the application of “Merihari” (cadence and rhythm; 減張), and how that changes whether a scene is sensual or sadistic, relaxing or exciting.

Hosted in the glorious Church of Kawartha Kink (CoKK), we will have room enough for a maximum of ten couples for this event! So send us your payment to reserve your spot fast!

Prerequisites

Skill level – knowledge of how to tie a single column tie of your preference and basic hitches (Such as the Munter Hitch and the Half Hitch) is recommended (this will not be covered in the class, though it will have been covered in our Beginners intensive).

About the instructor

Luke (Atemi) has been practicing the art of Japanese rope bondage Since October 2012, and began teaching and performing on stage since May 2015. Having practiced martial arts for 24 years, and leading a academic research team on the subject, Luke draws from a wide range of resources for instruction. He has performed onstage for MondeoseMorpheus Bondage Extravaganza, and Club M4, and has a fast growing public career in bondage.

For those intending to attend the two day intensive (both Saturdays beginners class and Sundays single rope intensive), there is a special bundle pricing of $150 for both Saturday and Sunday intensives.

  • For just the Sunday intensive, please send $100 to our PayPal HERE or Bank eTransfer to atemi.shibaridojo@gmail.com (use the password “singlerope”)
  • For both the Saturday and Sunday intensive, please send $150 to our PayPal HEREor Bank eTransfer to atemi.shibaridojo@gmail.com (use the password “masterroperope”)

For further inquiries, please email us with the following form:


Beginners Shibari Intensive (March 2019)

Date & Time:Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location:Church Of Kink Kawartha
(Peterborough, Ontario)
(Will be sent upon receipt of fee)
Cost:$60/Couple, or Special full Weekend price $150
Dress code:Comfortable clothing, recommend no underwires for women

Shibari is the aesthetic and erotic art of bondage using rope as a medium. Lovers from around the world have been exploring this practice, but they all had to start somewhere, and this intensive is just for that. Whether you have dabbled a bit in the bedroom, or are completely new to this, this intensive is for you.

Atemi will be walking the attendees through everything from the history of shibari and kinbaku, to safety protocol, basic knots, and every tie you need to launch into the practice of Japanese rope bondage, no matter what direction you wish to take your practice!

Hosted in the glorious Church of Kink Kawartha (CoKK), we will have room enough for a maximum of ten couples for this event! So send us your payment to reserve your spot fast!

About the Instructor

Luke (Atemi) has been practicing the art of Japanese rope bondage Since October 2012, and began teaching and performing on stage since May 2015. Having practiced martial arts for 24 years, and leading a academic research team on the subject, Luke draws from a wide range of resources for instruction. He has performed onstage for MondeoseMorpheus Bondage Extravaganza, and Club M4, and has a fast growing public career in bondage.

For those intending to attend the Sunday intensive, there is a special bundle pricing of $150 for both Saturday and Sunday intensives.

  • For just the Saturday intensive, please send $60 to our PayPal HERE or Bank eTransfer to atemi.shibaridojo@gmail.com (use the password “beginrope”)
  • For both the Saturday and Sunday intensive, please send $150 to our PayPal HEREor Bank eTransfer to atemi.shibaridojo@gmail.com (use the password “masterroperope”)

For further inquiries, please email us with the following form:

La Nuit des Cordes 2018

Welp, it’s taken me over a month to sit down and write about this years Nuit des Cordes (NdC). It has mostly been because of my new job, which is as taxing as it is fulfilling, resulting in my spiral into debauchery every night after work.

All those excuses aside, here I am!

So this was my third NdC, and as always I was honored to be permitted to participate again, it’s always a great trip and seeing some of the friends that I have in Montreal is always joyous.

This year I was scheduled to work with CutieTie and Misticwonder:

9:45pm with CutieTie
11:15pm with CutieTie
1:45am with Misticwonder

However Misticwonder wasn’t feeling well and had to back out, so I performed thrice with CutieTie.

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(Above photos by DameTreck)

Our first session was involving a bamboo hard point, something that I hadn’t really used before and quit enjoyed. For this session we stuck mostly to partial suspensions, but went through some of my favorite ones. The audience seemed t  quite like it, and the photographers were all over us (most of our photos of the night ere from that session).

This session also started off with one of my favorite songs to tie too, so that gave the whole thing a bit more bravado.

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(above photos by aguacate)

Our second session involved more partial suspensions and a lovely inversion.

At the same time, there was someone next to us that was fully inverted and playing the violin!

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(above photos by neo70)

By our third performance, we were starting to get burnt out and I was becoming reluctant to do anything redundant, as such my creativity started to dwindle by then.

Finally, we concluded the night by watching the remaining performances, which is always lovely. Sadly this is the last NdC as the hosts announced that they will be retiring from running this annual event. We lsot the Morpheus Bondage Extravaganza last year as well, so here’s to hoping that some awesome folks with rise up and host more of these exhibitions!

It is also a point of interest that this night on March 3rd, 2016, Yukimura Haruki a well known rope artist, known for his seemingly simple yet profound caressing style (aibunawa; 愛撫縄), had passed away. As such, the majority of my effort this night were an expression of my understanding and grasp of Yukimura’s style of bondage (though I know exceedingly little about it).

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(above photos by SilverMaz)

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(above photos by SirMasterMarc)

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(above photos by KnotNice)

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What a Class at the Shibari Dojo Looks Like

For those who are concerned about what the class might be like, tonight we have live streamed publicly on Facebook (and backed up on YouTube) the class.

As you can see here, it’s a fairly casual experiance; clothing is mandatory, I (Atemi – the instructor) work with my own partner, usually CutieTie, and everything is in n academic and respectful manner.

For those interested and not in a position where they may be able to attend in person, we will be live-streaming classes going forward, and for the nominal fee of $30 (CAD) a class, or $100 a month for unlimited (usually 8) Classes, you can sit in on the live-stream and follow along from the comfort of your own home.

Though it’s not as idea as coming to class in person where it is easier to correct mistakes and answer questions more easily, we’ll certainly do our best to accommodate everyone’s needs in regards to this!

AND if you are more of a private sort, we do host private classes for $40 an hour for you and a partner. depending on your location we will even travel to you (additional cost to accommodate travel can be negotiated)!

Keep an eye out for our classes on any of the following pages:

To sign up for this, simply fill out the following form so that we can get in touch and make sure you have access to the class, and then the payment for the class can be sorted out below that:


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