ABOUT

Bio

 

My rope journey started around 2010 after attended a local peer rope class. Since then my interest in ropes has been focused on learning as much as I can from as many sources as possible. In the years since my first introduction to ropes I have been blessed to have studied under renowned masters such as Nawashi Kanna, and Kazami Ranki. I have also been lucky enough to attend workshops and private lessons by the incredible Pedro Cordas.

In early 2016 I began serious study via Kazami-ryu run by MissEvilGen, Which I graduated to the highest level in 2018. It was through these classes that I really developed my passion for the finer details of Shibari. 

 

2017 was spent developing my rope skills and my love for teaching. In January 2018 I travelled to Tokyo to immerse myself within the Japanese rope scene, furthering my studies with Kazami Ranki and Kinoko while there.

 

It was in this time spent with Kinoko that I was honoured to have come into a position to not only study further with him but to also be formally certified to teach his unique style. Since then I have travelled regularly to Tokyo to further study with Kinoko and assist with his Ichinawa classes and other rope events.

 

Nawa Musubi is the partnership of Jake and Laced.

We teach Hajime Kinoko's Ichinawa-kai curriculum here in Brisbane - being one of the two people outside of Japan certified to teach his unique and visually stunning style of Shibari.

I am available to provide these teachings in workshops local, interstate and overseas. Please contact me if you wish to plan an event in your area

 

Private tuition, and private shibari sessions are also available.

 

Ichinawa classes commenced in June 2018 and are run on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Details are found on the events page.

Please feel free to contact us regarding rope classes and private tuition. I am also available for rope performances and photoshoots and I am happy to create something to suit your needs 

 

Jake

 

The Lazy Inchworm. A workshop Favourite

Photographer: Dextakesphotos

"I have issued a teacher certificate to the rigger Jake from Brisbane of Australia. 
It came to this point where Jake has taken many hours for my teacher workshops and learned deeply about my style of Shibari. This is the very first 
teacher license I have issued. 
If you are interested in my style of Shibari and would like to learn around the are near Brisbane, take a lesson from Jake!"  - Hajime Kinoko FB post

Model: laced_with

Rope: Jake

Photographer: Dextakesphotos