Two Day Bondage Intensive - Bondage Basics Through Suspension

Date: 
Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 9:15am - Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 5:00pm
Cost: 

Details on how to register are in the "Registration and Fees" section, below.

Join Max for a special two-day Bondage Intensive April 23-24.

This event provides 13 hours of focused bondage instruction, from the basics through suspension bondage.

About half of the Intensive is hands-on, so you'll have plenty of time to apply what you learn in a safe, friendly environment. The limited class size ensures plenty of one-on-one instruction and fosters an intimate, cooperative environment. As always, the emphasis is on learning, having fun and building confidence.

The workshop will be held at Studio 120 in south Seattle. A catered, hot lunch and an afternoon snack will be included each day, along with extensive handouts and a formal Certificate of Completion.

Attendees also receive a $5 coupon for the May 1 Bondage party at the Wet Spot and a waiver of the Wet Spot's normal membership requirement for the party.

If you have a practice partner, register them too. If you don't, that's OK - we'll form small groups and everyone will get a chance to practice.

The fee for all this is only $185 per person.  Couples and groups registering together pay only $165 per person - a 10% discount.

Class size is limited, so early registration is strongly encouraged. Details on how to register are in the "Registration and Fees" section, below.

Note: Max will NOT be doing stand-alone suspension workshops in the future. If you want to learn suspension bondage, now's the time.

Agenda

Saturday April 23rd, 2005

 9:15 - 10:00   Doors open / check-in

  • Coffee and juice
  • Rope sales - Twisted Monk
  • Carabiner sales

 10:00 - 1:00   Fundamentals of Rope Bondage

  • Motivation
  • Principles and technique
  • Safety considerations
  • About rope
  • Basic knots and positions

 1:00 - 1:45    Catered lunch by Feeding Frenzy

 1:45 - 3:00    Intermediate Rope Bondage

  • Bondage positions
  • Intermediate knots

 3:00 - 3:15    Break - pop, water, cookies and fruit

 3:15 - 5:30    Advanced techniques

  • Ad hoc bondage
  • Extreme bondage
  • Bondage for sex
  • Fixed point bondage
  • Using bamboo

 5:30 - 6:00   Questions & Answers / Wrap-up

Sunday April 24th, 2005

10:15 - 10:30   Doors open / check-in

10:30 - 1:00   Partial Suspension Bondage

  • Physics and physiology
  • Equipment considerations
  • Rigging techniques
  • Partial suspension positions

1:00 - 1:45    Catered lunch by Feeding Frenzy

1:45 - 3:00   Suspension Bondage

  • Full suspension technique and positions

3:00 - 3:15   Break - pop, water, cookies and fruit

3:15 - 5:00   Suspension Bondage

  • Full suspension practice

What You'll Get With Your Registration

  • 13 hours of instruction in a small-group environment
  • Plenty of time to practice and work with the instructor
  • Hot catered lunch and an afternoon snack each day
  • A handout to assist with your at-home practice
  • Extensive resource list with book, video and online references
  • Specific recommendations for rope and equipment
  • A $5 coupon for the Wet Spot's "Bondage is the Point" party on Sunday May 1. Note - The Wet Spot will waive its normal membership requirement for Bondage Intensive attendees
  • A Certificate of Completion

Registration and Fees

Workshop fees are $185 per person.  Couples or groups registering together pay only $165 per person - a 10% discount.

Fees may be paid via a well known online payment system or by mailing a check or money order.  Payment details will be provided as part of your registration process.

To register, email Max at Max@TechBound.net

Class size is limited, so early registration is strongly encouraged.

What to Bring

Rope and equipment

  •  Monk will be available Saturday before the workshop if you want to buy some of his fine hemp rope.   He will also be selling steel rings ($40), which are useful for suspension.  Monk suggests that you contact him ahead of time so he can have your rope ready for you Saturday morning.  Be sure to mention that you are attending the Bondage Intensive.
  •  Max will be selling carabiners Saturday before the workshop.  Appropriate carabiners are strongly recommended for suspension and partial suspension.  You'll need two "D" carabiners and two triangular carabiners.   Examples - REI item 682630 ("D") and 471030 or 664596 (triangular).
  • Any rope you enjoy using will be OK for the non-suspension portions of the workshop.  As a guide, bring at least the following:
    • (1) 40 - 60 foot piece of 1/4" line
    • (3) 30 foot pieces of 3/8" or 5/16" line
    • (2) 10 foot pieces of 3/8" or 5/16" line
  •  For the suspension portions of the workshop, bring synthetic line with a load rating of at least 1,000 pounds, or 8 mm hemp in excellent condition.
    • (6) 30 foot pieces of 3/8" or 5/16" line
    • (4) 10 foot pieces of 3/8" or 5/16" line
    • Carabiners and a ring.

Please note that you will not be allowed to participate in the suspension / partial suspension practice sessions without appropriate equipment.

Clothing

  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • The temperature may vary throughout the day, so layered clothing is suggested.

Other items

  • A small blanket for padding when we're doing floor work.
  • Bandage scissors or EMT shears

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