Emotion and Communication: Building Rope Progressions

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Too often, rope classes focus on ties, patterns, and technique, without really delving into how those ties can be used to create emotion, feeling,...

Yukimura Style Study Group

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Beginning in September, LA Rope will offer monthly meetings for the opportunity to study the style of Grandmaster Yukimura Haruki in greater depth. Rather that...

Online History Class: June 30th 7:00

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For those interested in the background and history of Japanese rope, I will be doing a talk "Searching for the Heart of Kinbaku" for...

October 17th: Searching for the Heart of Kinbaku: A History of Japanese Rope and...

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Tickets on sale here: https://studiokokoro.co.uk/tickets/ The history of kinbaku in Japan is a story that has been told many times. It has also been the...

What is Yukimura Style Shibari?

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Yukimura Haruki (1948-2016) was one a handful of bakushi (rope masters) who elevated the art of tying by creating his own style (ryuu in...

Group Class to Resume Mid-April

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Following CDC guildlines, LA Rope will be re-opening for group lessons. Participants (including instructors and demo bottoms) must be fully vaccinated (two weeks...

Kinbaku from the Neck Up

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Playing with the face is an important element of kinbaku in Japan. In this class we will break down the elements of face...

Murasaki san and Iroha san in LA

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Thursday, March 16th, LA Rope hosted Murasaki sensei with Iroha for an advanced workshop on Yukimura Ryuu. We began the evening with a ceremony remembering...

Schedule for Murasaki and Iroha

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We are very happy to have Murasaki san, Iroha san, and Alice san visiting next month from Tokyo.  We are offering a wide range...

Murasaki San Teaching in LA (March 14-19, 2017)

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Murasaki san (春晏, Haru An) will be visiting Los Angeles March 14-19 and will be offering classes and workshops, focusing on Yukimura Ryuu shibari...

New Class Structure at LA Rope

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Over the next few months, LA Rope will be restructuring its core mission to focus exclusively on the teaching of Yukimura Ryuu. The new structure...

Feb 4th: How to Take Great Kinbaku Photos

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About the Class This class explores the question “What makes a good rope picture?” There are almost as many approaches to kinbaku photography as there are...