Working with Gorgone is all the time a pleasure. Thanks to Vincent VetVStudio for the awesome photography!
Very happy moments for me. I’d met lots of awesome people and I had the pleasure the share 3 beautiful days with them. Thank you guys and see you soon!! PS: Ciprian nu am uitat ca trebuie sa-ți trimit notele!
It’s been an amazing RopeFest!!! Thank you Boris Mosafir for the invitation to the festival and my compliments for the very good organisation! It’s been a success. The performances were very high level and the people just lovely!!! … and I did learn a lot! Was good to find people that I’d met one year before, in 2012 and was even better to see how much we’ve all grow up. I hope to see you all next year! Enjoy the imagines below and here the video.
DR PHIL is a French Kinbaku performer and instructor, member of the “Shibari Dojo of Copenhagen” and faithful student of Osada Steve. Active participant in Japanese bondage groups as a teacher in Ireland, UK and Canada, it is a great opportunity to host one of his workshop here in London. Dr Phil’s next London workshop will take place on Sunday 21 July at “Esinem’s Studio” (Camberwell). It is possible to book for the morning/afternoon only or for the full day courses. - “Variations on TK (Box-tie)” – 10am – 1pm As we know the TK has many variations, Dr Phil will introduce and teach 3 versions of this tie : The famous Osada Steve’s (OS), a typically “old school” Nureki style’s TK (used by Randa Mai & Naka Akira) and a personal version of the TK elaborated by Dr Phil during his last visit to Japan (surpise surprise !). An opportunity to go back on this key tie with different approaches and improve your skills. - “From floor to suspension” : 2pm – 5pm How to build a full tie on the floor and bring it to suspension. Explore the possible transitions and evolutions, focusing on the model’s handling and safety. Attention to details and few tricks can make the process to suspension easier for both rigger and model. This class will require some more advanced skills. Rates : (3H) Morning or afternoon only : £75 (6H) Full day : £120 Infos/reservations : Gorgone@bounduk.net
Japanese kinbakushi, Kazami Ranki, veteran of countless shows and videos, will be in London next month to teach and also perform at TG. He’s running a 5-day course and offering private lessons. This is a great opportunity to broaden your repertoire and discover that there is kinbaku beyond Osada & Kinoko For details, booking, info, plus photos and videos of him at work, see HERE. Enjoy the video of Kazami Ranki at Toubaku.
Gorgone is one the best bondage model around! Check her web-site here.
Released earlier than we expected, here’s the full length version (9 minutes, instead of 4) of Primal Scream’s 2013 video in which ESINEM did the bondage and me the model. Enjoy!
Private tuition is available from as little as £30 per hour, per couple at Esinem’s south London studio. Private tuition is possible for individuals, however, a model would need to be provided at additional cost, typically £25-£30ph, if you cannot provide your own. I have been Esinem’s full-time apprentice since February and have been assisting with his classes. I have performed both at The London Festival of the Art of Japanese Rope Bondage and internationally, run the BOUND shibari nights and attended courses by Kazami Ranki, Yukimura Haruki and Kinoko Hajime. Being only about 6.5st (42kg approx), I am very skilled in overcoming the challenges presented when tying those heavier or more imposing than myself. All my lessons will be adapted to your requirements, so book now! £30.00 – 1 hour private tuition £60.00 – 2 hours private tuition £80.00 – 3 hours private tuition £100.00 – 5 hours private tuition
The contents of the workshop would be a continuation of Kazami Ranki’s workshop and the theme would be suspension techniques, attention to details and behaviour. Dr Phil’s reputation is as a rigger technician who focuses a lot on details, precision and safety, so that will be the focus of the programme. He will showcase two suspensions usubuse tsuri and teppo tsuri, time permitting. Kazami Ranki has taught the latter suspension during his workshop but this will be different and use different technical aspects, which give another perspective for students who have been to the previous workshop. Dr Phil’s website.Book now as places are limited to an absolute maximum of 10 couples. Private tuition is also available, please ask via the Contact Form. Check also What’s On on Esinem’s web site
A beginners’ class for women who want to tie using erotic Japanese bondage (shibari aka kinbaku) techniques by Nina Russ. Nina has been Esinem‘s apprentice since February and has been assisting with his classes, performs internationally, runs the BOUND shibari nights and has attended courses by Kazami Ranki, Yukimura Haruki and Kinoko Hajime. Being only 43kg (92.5lbs), she is very skilled in overcoming the challenges presented when tying those heavier than herself. As you will see from her web site or her performances at BOUND and elsewhere, she is an exceptional rope artist.