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.

Rope Salon – 7th July 2016 at Club X

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A new idea from StORE, we present Rope Salon.

Rope Salon is a discussion with likeminded people
Rope Salon is a space to tie and be tied
Rope Salon is a place for new ideas, innovation and art
Rope Salon is a safe haven


Club X is at 68 Virginia St, Glasgow

Entry is £5

Format

  • Doors open from 7pm. Last entry by 9pm
  • Discussion and socialising in seated area with suggestions on each table for topics
  • Tying space available in open plan area with some seated observation/sketching space
  • Demonstrations and Presentations by invited guests on selected nights

Expected behaviour

  • Socialising and group discussion to be kept to the bar and seated areas.
  • Alcohol consumption in moderation is allowed.
  • Be polite to others.
  • Have fun, experiment and innovate.
  • Use the space to meet new tying partners in a safe and monitored environment
  • Please respect the privacy of others.
  • No cameras or mobile phone recordings please. Those wishing to capture artistic imagery should discuss it with the organisers first.

Tying space guidelines

  • Our tying space is open to all levels of skill and styles of tying
  • The space is for interpersonal exchange based on the use of rope only. No canes, crops, floggers etc
  • Swimwear level of nudity at most.
  • No intimate touching.
  • Any patron who is drunk will not be allowed into the tying area, even to observe.

Safe Haven

  • Rope Salon respects the right of all patrons to express themselves as individuals
  • Rope Salon will take a Zero Tolerance approach to any kind of harassment or prejudice towards our patrons
  • The venue is an LGBT space and we are the guest of that community.
  • The Safeword RED applies to all parts of the space. If used by anyone in your area please give them your attention and react appropriately.
  • If anyone is making you feel uncomfortable in any way you can approach any of the staff for help. If the person you’d like to speak about is nearby or you need discretion please use the phrase “Have you seen Monica or Joe this evening?”. Our staff will know to take you somewhere private to discuss the problem with you.
  • We take safety very seriously. We hope that the space will be self-policing, but staff will reserve the right to intervene on safety grounds. Feedback will be provided after the situation is made safe.

Rope Salon is NOT a fetish or BDSM event. Whilst it is being listed on Fetlife you should think of it as being much more like a social dance evening. As such our “rules” are based on Scottish Law and allowable activity in a public setting.

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.

 

28th May 2016 – Twisted: An intimate evening of rope performance & art

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The first event of its kind in Scotland, Twisted showcases rope as you’ve never seen it before with dynamic displays from our skilled performers. We invite you to our intimate subterranean venue to experience the tension and flow of the ropes and discover the hidden world of expressive rope bondage.

Our next Twisted is on 28th May 2016 at Club x, 68 Virginia St, Glasgow

Our performers will be:

  • Barkas & Addie
  • Cad & Afsana
  • Cabi & Kimokawii

We welcome artists who wish to sketch during the acts but we request that patrons refrain from taking photographs or video footage. We have our own imagery team who work within our venues and follow our rules regarding the privacy and comfort of other patrons.

Watch with your eyes, not with your smartphone!

TICKETS:

  • £10 Early Bird
  • £12.50 in advance
  • £15 on the door

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28th May 2016 – Introduction to Osada-ryu with Barkas

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Eventbrite - Introduction to Osada-ryu with Barkas

Introduction to Osada-ryu

Osada Ryu is one of the few schools of Japanese Rope Bondage. It is in some senses comparable with schools in martial arts. The focus herein lies on the partner though and how to take care of this person. The Osada Ryu consists of a system of numberless bondage patterns on one side and on a philosophical approach on the other side. The latter one can be described as a way of how to behave in a rope scene to a beloved person. The class gives a first insight into the principles of Osada Ryu and offers a few rope techniques, which are crucial for the school.

Content

  • The 9 gates of Osada Ryu
  • The Osada Ryu Takate Kote
  • Ipponnawa (one rope techniques)
  • Armbinder

If the class is running smoothly there may also be time to cover other topics at Barkas’ discretion

Entry level class, although knowledge of rope basics is essential!

If you need basic instruction come along to any of our “Intro to Rope” sessions and one of our tutors will let you know if you have the skills to join this class.

About Osada Ryu

Osada Steve(長田スティーブ)is recognised within the worldwide Shibari community as an undisputed Master. In his work he emphasises the spiritual and emotional connection with the model, while giving absolute priority to the model’s well-being and safety. He also emphasises discernment of the values of Japanese culture, which are embodied in the rope work.

In 1998 he met the legendary Shibari Grandmaster, the late Osada Eikichi (長田英吉), and became his deshi (disciple). He studied his style of Shibari until Osada Eikichi’s retirement in 2001, when he became his designated successor. He subsequently studied under the late Akechi Denki (明智伝鬼) , Grandmaster Yukimura Haruki (雪村春樹) , and Nawashi Kanna (縄師神凪).

About Barkas

Currently living in Vancouver, Canada, I am a bondage educator, performance artist, writer and event organizer.

I became an Osada Ryu instructor in 2011 when I opened the Shibari Dojo Vienna. Since then I am one of the 4 licenced Osada Ryu instructors of the world. In 2015 I got a „given name“ by Yukimura Haruki Sensei. Harutsuyu. This honour allows me to teach Yukimura Ryu as well. Another huge influence is the friendship with Nawashi Kanna Sensei and Kagura San, which started I co-organized their first tour outside of Japan in 2013. As a product of this high level education, I developed my own, very specific style called “Ranboo”, which is a highly dynamical and stormy way of doing and thinking Kinbaku.

I co-organized the annual Viennese Rope Festival and other events such as the “A night full of Kinbaku”. Within my work as a Kinbaku teacher and performer, I cooperate with different artists and arts institutions, such as the Zafraan ensemble, the Viennese Tanzquartier, the photographer Tom Hofmann and others.

A special focus of me is the implementation of various philosophical, sociological, physical, mathematical and historical ideas into my approach. A recent development of me is the metaphor of tying as an interview – a certain mind-set that can help to perfect one’s own style. Intellectuality and emotionality don’t contradict each other. „To fill the techniques with life and personality“. I don’t tie people, I tie with them.

Performances and Workshops all over the world, such as at Shibaricon (‘14 & ‘15) in Chicago, at Moscow knot, at Kannawa Kai in Tokyo, at West Coast Bound in Vancouver and many other events and occasions made has made me a well-known and demanded Kinbaku artist.

WHEN
Saturday, 28 May 2016 from 11:00 to 17:00 (BST) Add to Calendar
WHERE
Venue TBC – Central Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom – View Map

Beginner Suspension Intensive with Fred_Rx

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You asked for it and so it shall be!

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 Beginner Suspension Intensive with Fred_Rx
 19th – 20th September 2015

Level: improvers and intermediate
Style: mixed
Location: Luke & Jack – 45 Virginia St Glasgow
Cost: £150 per partnership – you must bring your own partner
Times: 1030 to 1630 both days
Equipment: You should aim to bring all your own equipment. There will be a limited amount of carabiners and rings available.

*please note you MUST be able to tie a “TK” style chest tie without instruction. You will not be able to benefit from this class if you cannot*

This class is exactly as the description: for those who want to take the step from the floor to the air you can do so under close instruction with an experienced tutor in a safe and supportive environment. If you are relatively new to suspension but already flying you will probably get a lot of this class too. This is quite possibly the best way to learn the basics and reduce your chances of dangerous mistakes!

Get your tickets here!

About Fred:

Fred_Rx began tying several years ago, when he discovered he didn’t have enough hands to restrain and hurt people with. He started out using whatever combination of Eastern and Western ties seemed most effective, but quickly learned that rope could be used for play and torture in its own right.

He has been using suspension as part of his play for many years also and has lots of tips and tricks to pass onto those beginning their journey.

Get your tickets here!

Do you have questions about Strathclyde Open Rope Exchange – Beginner Suspension Intensive? Contact Strathclyde Open Rope Exchange