Workshops

Andrea Quatracorda Kinbaku Workshop, Glasgow, April 29-30th

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Grab your tickets now for this amazing workshop on offer by Andrea Quatracorda for Kinbaku Alba!

All the details and tickets here

Level: Improver and up (levels explained here)

TOPICS:

DAY ONE

  • Workshop introduction
  • LQC style features
  • Technique/aestetics/communication
  • Single and double column tie
  • Tsuri nawa
  • Use of nawajiri
  • Matanawa
  • Hip harness LQC
  • Hashigata
  • Futomomo
  • Futomomo zuri
  • Signature tie
  • Tanuki shibari
  • Kuzushi nawa
  • Ebizeme
  • Ryo ashi shibari
  • The ma
  • Amatta nawa
  • Semenawa and shikarizeme
  • Control of the bottom
  • Sabaki

 

DAY TWO

  • Three versions of gote shibari
  • The third rope of a gote shibari
  • Bottom control by the tsuri nawa
  • Freestyle
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Small group tutorials now available at Club Rebound

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We are pleased to offer small group tutorials in intermediate to advanced topics in conjunction with Club Rebound in Glasgow.

For tickets and details visit https://kinbakualba.com/events/

January date for Intro to Rope added

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Want to get started with rope? Don’t know where to start? Come along and we will teach you just a handful of techniques that will for the basis for safe, effective and aesthetic ties. If you only ever take one class then you won’t find much better than this!

Entry Level Class – £5 either in advance or pay on the day.
Eventbrite - Intro to Rope
No experience necessary. Ropes are available to borrow.

Class is from 1430 to 1630 during Rebound Open House. If you have not been to Rebound before you will need to meet us in Hengler’s Circus on Sauchiehall St, Glasgow between 1330 and 1400. There will be a piece of rope on the table to identify the group for newcomers. We cannot give you the venue address as it is a private members club and newcomers will be taken in as our guests for the day.

We repeat the very basics at every Intro to Rope Class so whether you are looking to get started or refresh your memory you will be more than welcome to join us. Each month we will also teach some application of the basics. This month we will focus on one rope techniques.

 

Lahtnor the Viking will be joining us for a weekend suspension workshop

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Level: Intermediate – If tying you should be able to construct a suspension chest harness and have had some experience of managing suspension lines. The suspensions will be fully supervised and are accessible to those just starting out in suspension. Those being tied should have had at least some suspension experience and be able to give feedback about what works for their body

Location: Basement49, 49 Broad St, Glasgow, G40 2QW
Eventbrite - Suspension Workshop with Lahtnor

Tickets – £180 plus booking fee

Day 1

Body awareness for rigger & model

Warming up and hand position in TK
I will show a variety of movements to properly warm up your body for ropeplay, something that is beneficial not only for the model but also the rigger.
After warmup we will talk about locked hand placement in the TK to add structure and stability.

Marionette Suspension

This suspension is very dynamic and playful and creates a tremendous variety for both rigger and model. It explores body awareness for those who are bound. It can be a great challenge to move freely using your stability and strength, you can vary your position from standing to inverted without changing any lines. It also maintains security since you can always return to standing if it becomes stressful. Riggers can use the tie to move the model in any form or shape you see fit and help in the flowing movements your model and you want to experience. This creates a unique interaction between the rigger and the one who is bound since you both can initiate something for the tie.

Mixed skills – depending on time and what participants wants

Quick release suspension – Using a quick release tsuri line and suspension point to add excitement for the model hanging in the suspension and also gives a great performance effect.
Fast leg binding – to use in an inverted suspension or as a tool to add in suspensions.
Fast hip support – to use for vertical lift.

Body awareness for rigger & model

Stretching
I will show a variety of movements to properly stretch out your body after ropeplay. Also for working towards being more flexible something that is beneficial not only for the model but also the rigger to push getting stronger and safer in and out of the ropes .

Day 2

Tying with intention and focus

A freeform approach to rope
We will talk about intent and space, movement and handling not in the technical sense but all about emotion and creating that special connection with the person you are tying with.

Ideas about using your body as a tool in creating a sadistic setting for ropeplay.
Using punching, pressurepoints, sound, body movement, fearplay, pauses and unpredictability when creating a scene.

Kneeling suspension

This suspension is static and majestic, the model will be suspended upright with knees pointing down in the air and many tsuri lines will create a cage of rope surrounding the model. Its great fun to use for spinning and swinging through the air. This suspension is stable and not to stressful.

Daruma

A suspension where you start sitting down. Your body leaning forward folding your arms under your legs and grasp behind your back locking your in position.
Your legs are facing in front of you gets lifted up by two ankle ties to get you into upright position with you legs now facing upwards.
A very challenging suspension in its raw form that calls for good flexibility of the one being tied.
Can be done in different steps to make it easier on the one being tied so you can gradually work your way up.

Thoughts and reflections

Some time at the end to talk about rope, fun personal stories and grounding ourselves together to express our thoughts about the workshop and share our feelings about rope.

Intro to Rope: Armbinders – 22nd May 2016

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New to rope? This is the workshop for you!

  • Venue: Rebound
  • Date: 22nd May 2016 @ 1430
  • Price: Entry to the venue is £3. Suggested donation for the workshop of £5. No cost for low wage.
  • Skill level: No prior experience necessary

Armbinders come in all kinds of shapes from the decorative to the brutal. Come along and learn how to do safe, effective and aesthetic ties based around both behind the back and straitjacket style binders.

We offer this workshop during Rebound Open House and it uses just one of the many rooms on offer. We will not use the suspension chamber to leave space for others to use the frame.

If you have not been to Rebound before you will need to meet us in Hengler’s Circus on Sauchiehall St, Glasgow between 1330 and 1400. There will either be a piece of rope or the StORE logo on the table to identify the group for newcomers. We cannot give you the venue address as it is a private members club and newcomers will be taken in as our guests for the day.

Intro to rope: Basics to Play With – June 19th 2016

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New to rope? This is the workshop for you!

  • Venue: Rebound
  • Date: 22nd May 2016 @ 1430
  • Price: Entry to the venue is £3. Suggested donation for the workshop of £5. No cost for low wage.
  • Skill level: No prior experience necessary

Want to get started with rope? Don’t know where to start? Come along and we will teach you just a handful of techniques that will for the basis for safe, effective and aesthetic ties. If you only ever take one class then you won’t find much better than this!

We offer this workshop during Rebound Open House and it uses just one of the many rooms on offer. We will not use the suspension chamber to leave space for others to use the frame.

If you have not been to Rebound before you will need to meet us in Hengler’s Circus on Sauchiehall St, Glasgow between 1330 and 1400. There will either be a piece of rope or the StORE logo on the table to identify the group for newcomers. We cannot give you the venue address as it is a private members club and newcomers will be taken in as our guests for the day.

29th May 2016 – Ranboo with Barkas

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We are delighted to be hosting Internationally Respected teacher Barkas in Glasgow this May. As part of the weekend of activities he will be teaching his unique style, Ranboo.

Ranboo is a game with the astonishment of your partner.

It is not to apply certain patterns but to apply all patterns in an empathic and conscious way. For a good Ranboo session it’s much more crucial how to shape the session dynamically. Dynamic is often misunderstood as speed, but its the spatial and temporal game with distance (ma-ai), with constantly changing the speed (Kankyuu) and last but not least with hard and soft phases of the session.

In a Ranboo session one can treat their partner like an enemy and in the next second this enemy can be the love of their life.

The crucial point is that your partner is not able to foresee what’s coming next and this is probably the most difficult thing in Ranboo: to know what to do without showing it, to take care of your partner’s safety without breaking the flow and to step back as an individual. Without controlling yourself you cannot control the session and even one single situation.

Ranboo sometimes looks like wild rage but it is empathy and devotion.


  • Date: Sunday 29th May 2016
  • Time: 1230 to 1630
  • Location: Club X, 68 Virginia St, Glasgow (Enter via Delmonicas)
  • Price: £40 per partnership – Buy Tickets Here or pay on the day
  • Skill level: Accessible to all levels. You will get the most out of the class if you already know a non-tightening cuff of any style. Drop into one of our Intro to Rope sessions for full instruction.