KinkRx - Essence of Kinbaku - [SOLD OUT]
The core elements of Japanese rope bondage

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A ticket for 2 practice partners.
$70.00
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A ticket for one person to observe the workshop without hands-on practice.
$35.00
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Please read all the information below before purchasing tickets.

Level: All levels

Workshop style: Lecture, demo, and hands-on

Japanese rope bondage (Kinbaku or Shibari) has become very popular, and its popularity keeps growing. However, it can be a little intimidating and frustrating to start because of how intricate and involved most ties are.

If you’ve been trying to learn Kinbaku/Shibari and you’ve been struggling with the challenge of memorizing the steps of various ties, this workshop is for you. You will learn how to improvise as you go along and tie your partner without needing to remember steps.

If you've already been practicing Kinbaku, this workshop will introduce you to a whole new approach of free-form tying that will make every play session unique.

This workshop will help you cultivate connection with your rope partner and create beautiful and hot rope experiences without having to memorize complex ties.

We will focus on creating intimacy between tying partners, and the importance of enjoying the tying process, and not just focusing on reaching the end product.

We will also discuss how rope and strawberries are related!

The techniques taught in this workshop will greatly help you as you continue to learn more about Shibari.

These techniques include:

  • Rope bottoming skills

  • Rope handling

  • Understanding and achieving flow while tying

  • Tying with focus on your play partner

  • Ichinawa (AKA ippon nawa) translates to “one rope”. It is a technique that focuses on the tying instead of the end result of a particular tie.

The workshop will also cover Aisatsu Shibari as an application of these techniques.

 

Prerequisites

Note: These building blocks will be covered during the workshop. However, previous familiarity with them will increase the benefit from the workshop.

To get the most out of this workshop, a person who will be tying should to be familiar with the following building blocks:

  • Single-column tie

  • Joining 2 ropes

  • Half hitch

  • Munter hitch (nodome)

  • Creating an inline cuff (e.g., a hojo cuff)

 

What to bring

  • 3 to 5 pieces of 25’-30’ 5-6mm rope. Natural fibre rope, especially jute, is highly recommended.

  • A small blanket for warmth (recommended).

 

More information about KinkRx at https://KinkRx.com

 

Waiver and physical government ID required

You will need to sign this waiver at the venue.
We will need to check a physical government ID to verify that you are at least 18 years old and that your legal name matches that on the waiver.

Arrival time and door policy

Please arrive 30 minutes before the workshop start time to finish the check-in process before the workshop starts. Attendee admittance will stop and the venue door will be locked as soon as the workshop starts.

Venue policy

No street shoes: This venue has a wooden floor. In order to protect the floor, street shoes may not be worn inside the building. Bare feet, socks, or dance shoes/soft soled shoes that are not worn outside are allowed. If you would like to wear indoor shoes, they need to be inspected by the instructors before you put them on.

No animals: Humans are the only lifeform allowed in the venue. Animals are not allowed. This includes pets, service animals, and emotional support animals.

Attendee policy

Anyone 18 years old or older is welcome. However, the instructors reserve the right to ask any attendee to leave at any time or disallow attendees from practicing, without stating a reason. By purchasing a ticket to this workshop, you are agreeing to comply with instructions from the workshop teachers. 

To participate in the hands-on practice portions of this workshop, you need to buy a duo ticket and come to the workshop with a practice partner. If you do not come to the workshop with a practice partner, you will be able to listen to the lecture portions of the workshop but you will not be able to participate in hands-on practice with a partner.

Covid policy and workshop cancellation

Masks are optional. We strongly encourage attendees to take a covid test before the workshop. Instructors will take tests the morning of the workshop. If any of the instructors test positive, the workshop will be cancelled and tickets will be refunded.

This is a long workshop

This workshop is 4 hours long. There will be two 10-minute breaks. Please plan accordingly. Bring water to drink.

Accessibility

The venue is not fully ADA accessible. There is one step into the building and a second step to access the restroom.

No complimentary tickets available

We price our workshops to make them as affordable as possible while keeping our attendee/instructor ratio small and covering our expenses. Therefore, we cannot currently afford to offer complimentary tickets.

 
For any questions, please contact us. Please include “Kinbaku 3/2024” in the subject field.


Central District private space

525 21st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122