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We are very lucky to teach shibari, kinbaku and related subjects all around the world. Here are some of our experiences teaching bondage internationally.

WykD and Wild, or is it Wild and WykD in Turin 2018

By |2018-10-19T18:50:34+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Events, Teaching, Travel|

What's WykD & Wild? This last weekend we had the great pleasure to teach in Turin, Italy with our very good friends Riccardo Wildties and Red Sabbath. The title of the workshop either... WykD & Wild or Wild and WykD. Two days in a beautiful studio in Turin where we taught and performed. There were three shows on the Saturday night (right), and two days where we looked at our styles of bondage, their similarities and differences. There were more of both than I think we guessed. Day 1 On the first day we concentrated on technique. This wasn't an exposition of all our techniques but key points of our philosophy in technique and our approaches as riggers and teachers. We discussed a lot of the why of our teaching and methods and the reasons for the things we focus on. This was a really interesting day for us and the students with lots of practical exercises which I think it's fair to say gave some challenges to the students. It's really positive to see a student willing to be challenged and to take on a that challenge to improve. We saw some real improvement and understanding during the day which is always good to see. And no, I'm not going to tell you the exercises. That stays in the workshops. If you want to know what we teach then you can book us or Riccardo for a lesson or workshop (links at the bottom). ;) The day finished with the performances, more about them to the right. Day 2 This day began with the students impressions of our performances the previous night and their thoughts on the contrasts and [...]

Studio announcement!

By |2018-10-16T21:15:45+00:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Information, Teaching, Workshops|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Our new studio! More information on the studio its name and progress will be published soon. But for now (and before we burst) here's the headline. We're creating a permanent atelier and studio! The studio is located approximately 30 minutes travel from central Nottingham on public transport and has accommodation and restaurants and coffee nearby. It's only a few minutes from both train and bus stations but has lots of parking so you can drive directly to the venue. We're looking forward to hosting some amazing one off events in the space along with regular tying, educational nights and weekends (as well as some other very exciting but at the moment secret events). We are really excited to be doing this and we hope we see you all there! D & C

Shibari bondage intensive and The Aesthetics of Emotion at Anatomie Studio in London 2018

By |2018-06-06T10:44:16+00:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Events, Teaching|

Thanks to Anatomie studio for having us. Thanks to everyone who came to these three days of rope education in London. We loved being with you and look forward to coming again.

WykD TK 4 Week Course

By |2018-06-11T19:39:47+00:00August 12th, 2017|Categories: Teaching|Tags: |

A unique course on the WykD method TK over 4 weeks with 2 hours of tuition every week. In this unique course you will receive in depth information and tuition on every aspect of the TK with personal attention and guided tying. After each class you will have a week to digest and practice what you have learned and then return for a review, troubleshooting reinforcement and new information ready for another week of practice for 3 consecutive weeks. One of the problems with one-off classes is that there is no follow up and students leave overloaded with information. Inevitably details and nuances are lost sometimes without even knowing it. Learning needs to be reinforced, reviewed and revisited so that the unintentional mistakes that can creep in can be spotted and rectified. This is a truly unique course providing the most complete TK tuition ever offered. The workshop will contain information for both tops and bottoms including working together with communication and understanding between partners. Course registration is strictly limited to 3 tying couples. Aspects covered include… Anatomy Safety Biomechanics Rope placement Interaction Principles of beginning Principles of conclusion Balance Tension Variation Extension Requirements Models must be healthy and able to achieve the TK hands position as illustrated. There will be no switching during or between classes, the person tying initially must be the person tying for the duration of the course. At least 3 Jute ropes between 7 and 8 meters and between 5 and 6 millimeters in diameter. Location Classes will be conducted on consecutive Saturdays at 2pm in Ilkeston, Derbyshire from 16th of September and run for 4 consecutive weeks. On the final week (7th October) there will be optional free rope tying [...]

London shibari intensive at Anatomie studio in 2017

By |2018-06-02T18:28:26+00:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: Teaching, Workshops|Tags: , |

Earlier this year on the 28th and 29th of January we did  a two day shibari intensive at Anatomie Studio in London. Anatomie has become a great venue for rope in the last couple of years and its success is maybe pushing it to move to a new home which I hope will retain the nice intimate feel of the current location.

Bondage Expo Dallas 2017

By |2018-06-03T02:29:27+00:00May 19th, 2017|Categories: Events, Performance, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , |

Memories of our great time at Bondage Expo Dallas in 2017. We had a great time tying, teaching and performing our brand of shibari bondage a great kinbaku performance and a fun shibari show to round off this event. We had a wonderful time meeting Nawashi Kanna for the first time. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who makes this event so special to us.

Shibari in Brno, the Czech Republic February 2016

By |2018-09-17T00:22:19+00:00June 25th, 2016|Categories: Events, Performance, Teaching, Travel|Tags: , , , |

Well we had a wonderful time in the Czech Republic again. This time in the city of Brno. Two days of teaching rope bondage and a shibari performance night. We had a great venue in a martial arts club on the outskirts of the city where the spacious wood floored rooms provided an excellent working and performance space. Instead of a two day intensive there was a series of subject focused sessions. Thanks to everyone who came to these sessions. We had a great time teaching and I hope that we made a positive contribution to rope in Brno.

Rope bottom talk in London Saturday 23rd of January at Anatomie Studio

By |2018-09-25T21:04:13+00:00June 19th, 2016|Categories: Events, Teaching|Tags: , , |

One of the things that Clover cares very much about is information on rope bottoming. This has led to the creation of The Rope Bottom Guide inspired originally for models and those new to rope to give them some reliable information to help keep them safe when starting out with rope bondage. This has been updated over the last few years and is available in multiple languages.