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!

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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.

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Hands Free Harnesses – Sunday 26th April

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Hands Free Harnesses

aka thinking outside the box tie

Location: Luke & Jack’s, 45 Virginia St, Glasgow, G1 1TS

Time: 1230 to 1630

Level: open to all comers including beginners

Equipment needed: any style of rope (workshop rope available for new people)

Price: £5

Description: Lots of people find the often taught box tie doesn’t work for them or their partner and other chest harnesses often focus on the look rather than the function. There are other excellent options out there with the hands left free to allow a wider variety of positions to suit all body shapes and ranges of flexibility. We will cover a couple of useful ties both from Japanese style tying and from European styles designed for groundwork and suspension. No actual suspension is taught at this class although tips will be given to advanced students already practicing suspensions.

5 Day Masterclass with Hajime Kinoko – 28th January to 1st February

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STORE is delighted to present an intensive 5 day Masterclass with Hajime Kinoko.

Weds January 28th 2015 to Sunday February 1st.

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Hajime Kinoko is a young and extremely talented rigger from Tokyo who excels in the traditional style of kinbaku, but also raises attention through innovative ideas and contemporary interpretations. He masters not only an excellent technique but also has a reputation for dramatic live acts. Notwithstanding a distinct feel for form and aesthetics, for Kinoko the rope is only a means to an end: for him the essence of Shibari is revealed in the elegance and beauty of suffering.

Hajime Kinoko‘s web site:


  • The exact topics for each day will be announced in advance and should be available 01/10/14.
  • This class will be for intermediate to advanced students only. 
  • Floorwork, partial and full suspension will be taught. You should have your own rope and hardware for this.
  • The venue location will be confirmed and passed on to attendees. It will be in Glasgow City Centre within easy walking distance of major train stations and bus routes.
  • Tickets will be sold as Part One and Part Two to allow the payment to be split. The tickets are £600 in total.It is not possible to buy single day tickets. All attendees must purchase Part One and Part Two by 31/12/14 at the very latest.If you do not purchase both tickets by this time your order will be cancelled and the class place released to another person.

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As usual, STORE is running the workshop in a non-profit model. All monies received are going towards the cost of Mr Hajime’s time and travel, an interpreter and a venue able to take a class of this size and still allow for suspension points. If any money is gained it remains within STORE and is re-invested into other educational events.

If you think the charge is excessive it is worth considering that the only other way to get this level of closely supervised tuition from a Japanese Kinbaku Expert is to fly to Japan and book lessons. When we researched it, it was approx £2000 to get to Japan either with your partner, or fly alone and hire a local model, get somewhere to stay and have meals for 5 days. The cost of hiring the teacher is not included in this sum either. This would be £100+ph 

We anticipate people considering travelling from areas other than Strathclyde to attend the class. We welcome visitors! You may wish to slightly delay booking accomodation however as if we get a lot of “out of town” people we will try and billet people with local attendees or arrange a group holiday apartment to keep the costs down.

If you would be interested in either group accomodation or staying with one of our local team please get in touch by email.

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