Shibari - History and Technique

Date: 
Saturday, August 6, 2005 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Cost: 

Workshop fee:

  • $30  -  This workshop only
  • $50  -  This workshop AND the August 7th Bondage Bio-Mechanics workshop

Wet Spot membership is NOT required for the workshop.  Please bring ID to verify that you're at least 18 years old.

Attendees receive a $5 discount for the Wet Spot "Bondage is the Point" party Sunday evening, August 7th.  The "Bondage is the Point" party is limited to Wet Spot members.

This workshop will solidify your understanding of traditional Japanese bondage and will teach you some useful and beautiful Shibari techniques.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Historical origins of Shibari from the 15th century to the present day
  • Evolution of techniques that define the different stages of its development
  • Key artists whose work was instrumental in the continuation of Shibari in art
  • Development of Kinbaku as an art form
  • Growth of popular bondage culture after World War II
  • Dissemination of information - and misinformation - in the 20th century western world
  • European influences

Mark will be demonstrating Shibari technique and classic positions on volunteer workshop participants.  You may even get tied up!

The last part of the class will consist of hands-on exercises so you'll have time to practice and enjoy what you've learned.  As always, the handout distributed at the workshop will help you when you practice at home.

If you can, come with a practice partner.  If you don't have a partner, come anyway and we'll make sure you get a chance to practice the basic techniques.  Rope Bottoms - this is your chance to meet some rope tops - come learn and get tied up!

Some rope will be provided for the workshop, but bring several 20-30’ lengths of 6 mm or 8 mm hemp if you can.

This workshop assumes no previous bondage experience, and is appropriate for all genders and orientations.

Hemp Rope for Sale

Monk will be selling treated hemp in traditional Shibari lengths at this workshop.  Check out his web site at www.TwistedMonk.com or email him at monk@twistedmonk.com if you want to pre-order a particular color.

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