Coming to Boston: Nawa-Do, the way of Rope

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Master Tatu’s – School of the Japanese Rope Arts Weekend Intensive Workshop

Level I – Basic to Intermediate 10-12 Hours of Instruction

Boston, MA Friday, Jan 22 – Saturday, Jan 23, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010
7:00pm Introductions – Meet n Greet

Note on Safety: Master Tatu’s style of education incorporates aspects of safety throughout the course with each tie, rather than in one specific class.

7:00pm – 7:45pm Japanese Aesthetics and Comparative Styles

Master Tatu who has studied Japanese Culture for the past 30 years has a unique perspective to share in understanding comparative styles Japanese Aesthetics which are foundational to learning Kinbaku. While the teaching of forms is typical and necessary, no one else in North America teaches Shibari from this perspective. Understanding cultural aesthetics is critical in understanding and learning the Way of Japanese Bondage (Kinbaku-do).

8:00pm – 8:45pm (Level Basic)
Katas 1: Getting your hands dirty, so to speak, as this will be our first class participation workshop. Tatu will instruct basic knots for bondage with an emphasis on safety. He will also demonstrate comparative wrist and limb ties Ryo-tekubi, giving consideration to circulation and nerves paths in the human anatomy.

Also taught will be the Kotobu Ryo-tekubi wrists behind the neck tie. This tie often is a telling moment when the rope bottom finds herself unable to resist the erotic encounter.

Here we will also explore an exciting additional intermediate form, the Teppo Shibari.

9:00pm – 11:00pm (Basic to Intermediate) Katas 2: Japanese Styled Chest Harnesses – Part 1 Being rendered incapable of only embracing the rope is a key moment of sensual surrender in the rope bondage experience. Tatu will teach the basic forms of chest harnessing that will place your rope bottom in the position of no choice, but to surrender her/his power to the pleasure inflicted. Presented will be the traditional “Gote Shibari” and Ushiro Takata-kote, a box arm wrist tie. This form is the building block of most Japanese Rope ties. Basic safety and quick release methods will be covered.

Two additional traditional Japanese chest harness variations will be taught at this time, known as the Ushiro Tasuki as well as the Hon Kikkou. Working off the Chest Harness, we will finish with an intermediate form, the Gyaku Ebi (Japanese Hogtie); and explore some wonderfully torturous applications.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

10:00am Doors Open – Coffee Juice, etc.

10:30am – 12:00noon Torture to Erotic Surrender” – Continuation of the History Japanese Sexual Culture and the use of rope from a martial skill, to torture, to the beauty in suffering of Kinbaku – Power Point Presentation

Noon – 1pm Lunch Break

1:00pm – 2:00pm (Intermediate) Katas 3: Nawa Aikido – Floorwork (Yukawaza), Ground Grappling (Ne-waza) Rope Energy (Kami-do), Connection, Spirituality Sensuality Nawa-aikido refers to a style of erotic Japanese Rope Bondage in the Kinbaku-bi tradition. The style was developed and the term coined by Rope Master Tatu, who is also an Aikido practitioner. It is used to describe the way of experiencing love and harmony through the rope bondage journey. For Master Tatu, it is the connection the rope facilitates that is foundational to it all.

2:15pm – 3:15pm (Intermediate)
Katas 4: Intermediate Japanese Body Weaves Being encased in rope is a wonderful, sensual and secure experience for the rope bottom. Tatu will present various methods to tie the Hishi-nawa sometimes known as a “Karada, which is a traditional style Japanese diamond body weave.

Note: Most probably know the basics in fact a basic “Hishi Karada” is probably the 1st Japanese styles tie you learned; so we are going to move quickly into some fun with some exciting more advanced techniques using some traditional Japanese implements.

Also covered will be the “Kikkou-nawa, and “Gangi garame” (completely bound and immobilized).

3:30pm – 4:45pm (Intermediate)
Katas 5: Takezao he no Kousoku (tying to a bamboo rod)

5:00pm – 7:00pm (Basic to Intermediate) Katas 5: Torturous Sex – Shibari Style In this class participants will learn what Tatu calls S.U.S.H.I. or Seductive Uninhibited Shibari Hot Intimacy.

The Japanese have some very interesting ties that are accommodating for sexual pleasuring. This is a class on how to beautifully, tie, pose and expose your rope victim using classic shibari ties such as Momo-shibari, Komon Sarashi, Ebi; as well as a intermediate level semi suspension techniques and other ties to position your delicacy.

Additionally, use of traditional Japanese torture devices will be explored.

Sushi anyone?

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