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Despite the explosion of interest in Japanese rope bondage in recent years, much of its rich cultural heritage remains unknown to Westerners. We'll dig a little deeper into this subject, based on material from Master K's book, "The Beauty of Kinbaku".  www.thebeautyofkinbaku.com/index.html

Then we'll present some classic ties representing Japanese styles of binding the human form, allowing plenty of time for participants to practice what they've learned.

The workshop will conclude with a dramatic demo that we hope will inspire you to go further.


Kinky people of all genders and orientations are welcome! Participants must be over 18.

Date/time: SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Location: Greenwich St.
(btwn Rector and Carlisle; three blocks south of the WTC site)

The exact address will be emailed upon registration.

$25 per person
Bring rope and safety scissors.

Instructors: Master Mike and tyutumi

ROPESHARE is a series of bondage workshops that are structured to fit your skill level and interests. There are two highly skilled rope instructors. The attendance will be limited to 12 students.

This is a lab-environment workshop and we will practice on one another. Please be open to both tie and be tied for the sake of education. Please wear comfortable clothing as there is no nudity during the class.

TO REGISTER, send an email to RopeShare@gmail.com with "Rope Share Sign Up" as the subject line.
Include the following information in your email:

1. Your name (Scene name or legal)

2. Contact phone number and email address

3. Rope bondage experience and skill level (Please be brief)

4. What you are interested in learning

5. How you heard about this workshop

Sign up now as places are expected to fill quickly!

TYUTUMI is a bondage enthusiast who has been teaching rope bondage since 2003. He received advanced training in Japanese-style bondage from Midori, and continues to study with her at every opportunity. A graduate of Midori's Advanced Dojo, tyutumi also studied with well-known rope artists at Shibaricon. He was a member of Gay Men SM Activists (GMSMA) for many years, serving on its Program Committee and presenting a number of GMSMA programs and workshops. He is a longtime member of the New York Bondage Club and Delta International. He has presented bondage demos and classes at The Eulenspiegel Society (TES), GMSMA, Mid-Atlantic Leather (MAL), The Museum of Sex, RopeShare and Delta. tyutumi is the founder of the Rope Dojo of New York.

MASTER MIKE has been practicing Japanese rope bondage since 2006 and is a graduate of tyutumi's shibari class. His proficiency as a roper prompted an invitation to join Tyutumi's monthly rope dojo, and he has been a valued instructor at Rope Share. He holds a certificate from Midori's intensive Rope Bondage workshop. Master Mike completed the six-month GMSMA novices special interest group in 2006 and was an active member of GMSMA until 2009. He enjoys teaching others what he knows about rope and creating imaginative, safe bondage scenes. Master Mike's effectiveness as a rope instructor derives from his authority, humor, clarity and gentleness.

To contact Master Mike and tyutumi for private lessons: