About
Ichinawa-Kai

 

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Jyomon 2020 Tokyo62
The Mean Archer

Ichinawa-kai is all about learning and understanding Kinoko's unique style of Shibari, and the philosophy behind it

 

Every school of Shibari has unique characteristics and philosophies. Kinoko's style is designed to enhance the beauty of the model and the rope work. Attention to the smallest details is what makes this style so appealing.

For the Riggers

Ichinawa-Kai is heavily influenced by the Japanese philosophy of shin-gyō-sō (真行草)

Shin - Formal

Gyo - Semi Formal

So - Informal

For our classes, we will concentrate on the Shin style.

This means you will learn how to do ties so every detail is perfect, and that you understand not only how to do a tie, but why it is tied that way.

Riggers will need to practice and study to be able to show they not only know how to do a tie, but that they understand it as well.

This isn't a class to learn tricks and jump straight to suspensions. 

Progression will be based on how well a rigger understands a tie or harness, and how well they execute their rope work. Each level will have its own specific requirements

For example, you must complete a perfect TK to progress to the next level. Every detail needs to be perfect, as well as showing . your understanding of it, and how to adjust it to suit your model

Every Rigger will start at the beginner level regardless of skills or experience in other styles/schools

For the Models:

We focus equally on the education of the model whilst doing our classes. They are the ones that give up their time and bodies so they rigger can learn.

Their health and wellbeing, and their feedback and experience are a vital part of anyones rope journey. As such, we incorporate them into our teaching so they understand the how to prepare themselves for a tie and ensure they too understand a tie and how to adjust it to suit themselves

We will provide stretches and exercises for specific ties, and for warm ups and cool downs after tying.

For Both Rigger and Model

Whilst we understand that everyones circumstances are different, we see Ichinawa-kai as a great way for a tying couple to learn and understand shibari.

We are tying people, not parcels.. 

Attending classes as a tying couple is an opportunity to recognise the importance of effective communication, and to help each other as you progress along your rope journey.

The knowledge and experience you will get will be exponentially greater.

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Gyo and So styles and beyond

 

Once you have achieved the advanced level in Ichinawa-kai, we can look at teaching the Gyo and So styles. 
These ties will be determined by each students abilities as well as those of their partners, as everyone is different and will have their own feelings and thoughts to add to their ropes
Teaching these styles in a class setting will depend on student numbers