April 28: Japanese Bondage Night (Sliding Scale Lesson + Practice) at Little Boxes Theater

March 23, 2015 at 1:22 pm (general)

In partnership with Little Boxes Theater, I’m proud to announce the next of many low-key, sliding scale classes.

Read all the way to the end to see pics of our last class!

I’ll design the classes to be approachable by rank beginners, but challenging and thought provoking for more advanced practitioners. (We encourage the more experienced students to help the beginners.)

We are practicing basic ties, but we are studying the art of tying.

We ask for a sliding scale donation of $5-$20 per person. All money collected goes to the space. Little Boxes Theater is a wonderful space accessible by public transit.

The evening’s schedule is as follows:

 7:45 Doors open
 8:15 Doors close
 8:00 - 8:20 Setup and optional stretching exercises, led by Aaron S.
 8:30 - 10:00 Lesson
10:00 - 10:30 Practice and free time.
  • Rope should be 7-8m in length, 4-6mm width, and made of natural fibers.
  • If you don’t have that, we have practice rope for you to borrow.
  • People being tied should wear form fitting clothing that does not restrict movement(tight t-shirts, leggings,) or be comfortable naked. People tying should also wear non-restrictive clothing.
  • We have rubber mats, but you may want to bring your own yoga mat or fluffy towel.
  • You don’t need to bring a partner, but singles must be willing to tie and be tied.
  • No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but please donate if you can.
  • This is a photography positive event. If you wish to not be photographed, we will have an photo off-limits area.
  • Two cats now live at the theater. Our apologies to the allergic.

We’d like to show beginners the basic mechanics of simple but effective tying, and create an environment where more experienced participants can explore the subtleties of Japanese Rope Bondage. We’d like everyone to follow the same patterns. There’s a lot to be learned when a whole room is doing the same tie. Again, we are practicing basic ties, we art studying the art of tying.

Our goal is to keep an air of mindfullness and respect in the space, even during the after lesson practice. Please keep your voices low and side conversations to a minimum on the practice floor. There’s an area for socialization, but also please keep the noise levels down. We are aiming for an atmosphere where partners can hear each other’s breathing.

Likewise, while the space has overhead points, we’d ask that students not do wild scenes or over-challenging suspensions simply for the sake of suspending. We may do future events focused on suspension, but at first we’d like to avoid a pissing match or rodeo.

Directions to the venue.

Join on FetLife: https://fetlife.com/events/331979

(If you want to join the event on Facebook, just drop me a line!)

Look at the remarkably attractive (and intelligent) people who attended our last class!

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Basement Files: Fuoco in the Basement

March 9, 2015 at 7:39 pm (general)

She’d already heard about the basement before she came over.

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Mar 17: Japanese Bondage Night (Sliding Scale Lesson + Practice) at Little Boxes Theater

February 24, 2015 at 9:45 pm (general)

In partnership with Little Boxes Theater, I’m proud to announce the next of many low-key, sliding scale classes.

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Basement Files: Kay – Affirmative consent

February 7, 2015 at 9:13 pm (general)

Ready?

Oh, Kay.

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All photos by G. A. B. (c) 2015 Tied Out West

 

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Basement Files: Charlie G

February 2, 2015 at 8:21 pm (BF)

G is for Gorgeous. G is for Going away.

Charlie G is leaving town, and I wanted to Give her something.

G is for Gravity.

Giggity.

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Feb 17: Japanese Bondage Night (Sliding Scale Lesson + Practice) at Little Boxes Theater

January 26, 2015 at 2:54 pm (general)

In partnership with Little Boxes Theater, I’m proud to announce the next of many low-key, sliding scale classes.

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Basement Files: 123… (Nikki)

January 16, 2015 at 7:25 pm (general)

I’ve known Nikki for a few years now, but I’ve never gotten to tie her for reals. I told her about the new project, and she offered to come by and lend a hand (and a torso, and some amazing hair, not to mention the legs and that face…..)

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Jan 13: Japanese Bondage Night (Sliding Scale Lesson + Practice) at Little Boxes Theater

January 3, 2015 at 2:00 am (general)

In partnership with Little Boxes Theater, I’m proud to announce the first of many low-key, sliding scale classes. If this goes well we will be doing them on a monthly basis.

I’ll design the classes to be approachable by rank beginners, but challenging and thought provoking for more advanced practitioners. (we also encourage the more experienced students to help the beginners.

We ask for a sliding scale donation of $5-$20 per person. All money collected goes to the space. Little Boxes Theater is a wonderful space accessible by public transit.

The evening’s schedule is as follows:

 7:45         Doors open
 8:00 -  8:30 Setup and optional stretching exercises, led by Aaron S.
 8:30 - 10:00 Lesson
10:00 - 10:30 Practice and free time.
  • Rope should be 7-8m in length, 4-6mm width, and made of natural fibers.
  • If you don’t have that, we have practice rope for you to borrow.
  • We have rubber mats, but you may want to bring your own yoga mat or fluffy towel.
  • You don’t need to bring a partner, but singles must be willing to tie and be tied.
  • No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but please donate if you can.
  • This is a photography positive event. If you wish to not be photographed, we will have an photo off-limits area.
  • Two cats now live at the theater. Our apologies to the allergic.

We’d like to keep an air of mindfullness and respect in the space, even during the after lesson practice. Please keep your voices low and side conversations to a minimum on the practice floor. There’s an area for socialization, but also please keep the noise levels down. we are aiming for an atmosphere where partners can hear each other’s breathing.

Likewise, while the space has overhead points, we’d ask that students not do wild scenes or over-challenging suspensions simply for the sake of suspending. We may do future events focused on suspension, but at first we’d like to avoid a pissing match or rodeo.

Directions to the venue.

https://fetlife.com/events/309263

(If you want to join the event on Facebook, just drop me a line!)

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Basement Files: Testing… (Katharine)

December 22, 2014 at 12:34 pm (general)

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After almost 5 years of living in The Bunker, I’m finally getting ready to shoot in the “creepy basement.” Katharine was nice enough to stop by for a lighting and composition test. I hope to really sink my teeth into her this project soon. All photos by G.A.B. (c)2014 Tied Out West

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Sep 12-21 Kinbaku in SF / Folsom St. Week

July 1, 2014 at 6:00 am (general)

TL;DR: Holy Shit! Kazami Ranki and Saki Kamijoo are coming to San Francisco for Folsom. we’ll have classes, private instruction (with Saki or with Kazami,) a Big FUCKing Party, and demos at the fair. Kinbaku in SF will never be the same. Not in SF? Come out, we have room.

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