Tuition and Workshops

Model: Lucy Rope: Jake Photographer: Cathy Ross

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Nawa Musubi

Ichinawa Kai

 

Monthly classes that cover the fundamentals of Kinoko style Shibari.

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These classes are suitable for beginners and advanced riggers who wish to learn the specific beauty of Kinoko's ties. It is a structured class and as such you will be able to step through the levels at your own pace.

 

The beginners level will cover basic rope handling starting with a single column tie and progressing to a non-suspension 2 rope “TK”. Learning Shibari takes time and practice. Each step of this class is designed to improve your rope skills and techniques. We hope you will leave each lesson inspired to practice and continue celebrating even the small steps made in your rope journey. These classes will give you a solid foundation of skills and knowledge to safely work towards progressing to the next level of rope practice.

 

Intermediate students will continue with Kinoko's TK. This TK has been specifically designed to be used in all the suspensions in the curriculum.  You will be taught how to manage tensions and all the finer details that make a perfect Kinoko style TK.

 

The beauty of Kinoko's style of Shibari is the attention to the finer details. The journey is in perfecting and learning these skills.

 

There are level requirements to work through and pass in all the different stages of this Kinoko’s Ichinawa curriculum. If you have never touched rope before or you are already an advanced rigger in other styles while participating in this school you will need to demonstrate and take part in the entire journey. Including a demonstration of a perfect Kinoko three rope TK in under 13 minutes, before progressing to suspensions. This will be checked in class in Australia the same way it is checked at the Tokyo Ichinawa Kai run by Kinoko himself! No exceptions!

 

Please note that those choosing to do private lessons in Kinoko style Shibari will also need to complete a perfect Kinoko TK.

 

 

There is a beauty and a joy in tying rope in the Kinoko style, this is something that we will focus on providing during these monthly meets. We look forward to welcoming you and helping you along in your rope journey!

Beginners level - $40

Intermediate level- $50

Advanced level $70

Private lessons also available please contact for more information after reading the section at the end of this page.

Private lessons also available

 

Private lessons are separate to the class structure, this means that you do not pass through the levels and attain the distinctions or certifications that come with the commitment to Nawa Musubi teaching the Ichinawa Kai here in Australia.  If you are making a one on one booking with Jake then Private lesson prices do apply as I am sure you all appreciate the extreme benefits of having time dedicated and specifically tailored to your individual needs.

Private lessons are set at $100p/h for one on one teaching. What can be covered in privates will depend on the skill level of rope and can be negotiated with Jake before or during bookings. These are open to beginners and advanced riggers and can certainly be available as an extra option to those who are attending the Ichinawa classes.

Private lessons are a great option for those that are unable to attend the Ichinawa classes due to time or work restrictions. Please feel free to contact Nawa Musubi directly to arrange these. We also understand it can sometimes be hard to find a model for private lessons and while we can’t guarantee one, we can certainly try and assist you with this. This is only an option for private lessons due to safety and consent reasons (we value our models and want to keep them safe) and will be an extra cost to you.

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Group bookings for private lessons can be arranged through negotiations. The material taught can be separate to the Ichinawa curriculum. Price for this will be negotiated at an hourly rate.

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However, if you wish to learn the curriculum at your own space (where I come to you), a minimum of three couples is required to get the class rates. Nothing outside the curriculum will be covered in these bookings and they will not go longer than a standard class – 2.5hrs