Sep 18, 19, 20 – 3 Days with Kazami Ranki

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

We here at Tied out West Heavy Industries (with the wonderful help of RopeArtz from San Diego) are happy to welcome Kazami Ranki (from Osaka, Japan) to San Francisco for three days of amazing classes. Never before has this level of Kinbaku instruction been offered by such an experienced master in San Francisco.

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Thu Sep 18 8pm-10pm – Beginners’ class: curriculum after the cut

Doors at 7:30, Class at 8:00 SHARP to 10:00PM
$50 per couple

Tickets: http://kazami.bpt.me

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Fri Sep 19 12noon-7pm- Intermediate class: curriculum and requisites after the cut

Doors at 11:30a, Class at Noon SHARP
15 min breaks: ~ 1:30pm and 4:30pm
Free time (no instructor) from class end to 8p
One hour lunch: ~ 3:00pm
Top/bottom couples only, no switching please.

$255 per couple
$20 per person optional catered lunch (paid cash on day of class)

Tickets: http://kazamimed.bpt.me

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Sat Sep 20 11am-6pm – Advanced class: curriculum and requisites after the cut

Doors at 10:30a, Class at 11:00a SHARP
Free time (no instructor) from class end to 7pm
One hour lunch: ~ 2:00pm
15 min breaks: ~ 12:30pm and 3:30pm
Top/bottom couples only, no switching please.

$295 per couple
$20 per person optional catered lunch (paid cash on day of class)

Tickets:  http://kazamiadv.bpt.me


Thursday, September 18 – Beginners’ Class

• Takate-Gote Shibari (Arms and Hands Tie)

In the world of rope bondage there is a saying: “Start with Gote and end with Gote.” All the component elements of shibari can be found in this tie. Beginning with the 2 rope Takate-gote, Kazami-sensei will introduce the class to the distinctive Osaka-style of his tying, culminating in the 3-rope Takate-gote. This is one of the fundamental ties in shibari suspensions and performances.

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• Bonus tie (if time allows): Koshi (Hip Harness) The Koshi is one of the fundamental ties used in rope bondage suspensions and performances. This tie has many elements that enables ease of transition between forms while your partner is flying.

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What to bring: Minimum 4-6 x 8-meter ropes

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Friday, September 19 – Intermediate Class

• Yoko-tsuri (Side-down Suspension)

This is one of the most elegant suspension forms that complement your partner’s shape. Students will find the basis of many beautiful shibari forms in this tie. It is surprisingly beautiful and elegant, yet easy for most novice rope-bottoms.

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• Hikyaku-tsuri (Running-steps Suspension)

The Hikyaku-tsuri is a suspension styled from the image of an Edo-era postman running to deliver a letter. For the novice rope-bottom this tie is comfortable while feeling a sense of being restrained and bound.

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• Bonus tie (if time allows): Gyaku Ebi-tsuri (Reverse Shrimp Suspension) This tie is one of the classic forms of  suspension for rope bondage.

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What to bring: Minimum 9 x 8-meter ropes, 8 large carabineers (no ring)

Requisite skills: 3-rope Takate-gote in the Kazami-ryu (Kazami style) or equivalent ability. (i.e.  Thursday ‘s class)

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Saturday, September 20 – Advanced Class

• Ushirode Shinchu-tsuri (Strappado Suspension)

Kazami-sensei has developed an aesthetically striking strappado Yoko-tsuri to share with the class. This is a new style of Yoko-tsuri, presented for the first time in the United States.  Transition: Complementing the form of your bound partner, Kazami-sensei will introduce students  to an elegant transition from the Ushirode Shinchu to one of the most beautiful forms in rope bondage, the Hashigata-tsuri (Face-up Bridge Suspension.)

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• Teppou-tsuri (Rifleman Suspension) This beautiful tie is a deep stretch pose that brings one arm reaching down behind your partner’s head and the other arm reaching up behind their back. Transition: Kazami-sensei will show the class step by step how to transition from the Teppou-tsuri to the Kaikyaku-tsuri (letter “M” open leg binding) this stunning transition will explore how hazukashii (shame & exposure) dynamically changes the energy in a scene.

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• Bonus tie (if time allows): Agura-tsuri (Lotus Suspension)

This suspension focuses on balance in a lotus meditation pose to generate calm energy in your partner.

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What to bring: Minimum 9 x 8-meter ropes, 8 large carabineers (no ring)

Requisite skills: 3-rope Takate-gote in the Kazami-ryu or equivalent ability.  (i.e.  Thursday ‘s class)

 

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