Ichinawa-kai
curriculum

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October 2021 - We kicked off our return to teaching with small group classes for dedicated couples with our Introduction to Shibari course. Please see our events page for more information

Ichinawa Kai

 

Classes that cover the fundamentals of Kinoko style Shibari.

 

Riggers will be asked to demonstrate a perfect Kinoko style TK in less than 13 minutes

before progressing to any suspensions

 
Prerequisite for attendance is our Introduction to Shibari course, or another similar class such as ones conducted by Evil Girls HQ or Red Rigger

Please note – Riggers with more advanced skills and understanding may benefit more from a private lesson. If you choose to attend our Ichinawa-kai, you will still need to start from the beginning

 

Class progression is as follows:
 

Beginner class 1st stage

Rope handling and communication
Ropes and nerves
Understanding your partners requirements

2 ropes TK (traditional hands behind back binding)  - NON SUSPENSION TK

M shape tie – Double futumomo

Level up test - a quick check from the teacher

 

Beginner class 2nd stage
Upline management and control
Attention to the details

3 ropes TK Kinoko's style

Level up test - You must make a perfect 3 ropes TK under 13min

 

Intermediate class 1st stage

M shape suspension (Mji Tsuri)

Running man suspension (Hikyaku tsuri)

Face down horizontal suspension (Gyakuebi tsuri)

Level up test - You must perfectly complete all 3 suspensions satisfactorily during one 1 class.

 

Intermediate class 2st stage

M shape  to Face down horizontal transition

Running man  to Face down horizontal transition

Face up vertical suspension (tate tsuri)

Side suspension (Yoko tsuri)

Level up test - You must complete all 3 suspensions satisfactorily during one 1 class.

Fee structure
$150 for 3x 2hr sessions for our Introduction course
Ichinawa-kai classes will start from $50/couple for each class

Private lessons and small group workshops also available. Please read the information below

Advanced levels and beyond

 

Once you have achieved the advanced level in Ichinawa-kai, we can look at teaching transitions and ties to suit the rigger and model.
These ties will be determined by each students abilities as well as those of their partners
Teaching in a class setting will depend on student numbers