Thursday, August 1 2019
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Rope Armbinders presented by Topologist

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Armbinders are one of the most restrictive ties and often produce strong reactions. While extremely common in western-style bondage, tying the arms in parallel behind the back is actually a lot trickier than it appears. In this class, we'll practice several diverse approaches to tying armbinders, ranging from easygoing to extremely strenuous, as well as discussing how to deal with the safety, comfort, and flexibility issues that frequently come up in this position.

How This Class Works
This class is part of a progressive series of lessons called the Core Rope Curriculum (CRC), a system under which hundreds of students have learned to tie since 2010. The latest revision of CRC uses an inverted classroom format, meaning that students learn the steps for certain new techniques from videos prior to class, at their own pace. This allows more class time to be spent getting instructor feedback, improving mastery, and experimenting under supervision -- the stuff you can’t get from a video.

The full schedule for the 2019 class series appears here. You can still join this class even if you have not participated in earlier classes in the series; just make sure you get sufficient practice ahead of time with the techniques listed under What to Study below.

You will need a partner, but they don’t need to be your romantic partner, and the class is structured to allow time for each participant to practice each technique as both the person tying and being tied. While we recommend that everybody practice both roles in class (even if you don’t normally switch for play), one person can do all the tying if you both prefer. If you’re looking for someone to pair up with, we have a group you can post in for just that purpose.

Finally, please be assured that we welcome students with all types of bodies and identities. We’ll spend a lot of time in class talking about how to adapt ties for different people, and the instructor will always be happy to help you modify a technique to meet your needs and desires.

What to Study Before Class
Every participant must read the following articles before class:

Getting Started with Rope
Basic Safety
Advanced Nerve Safety

Before class you should practice tying the following armbinder techniques:

Lace Up Armbinder
Basic Armbinder
Extra Strict Armbinder

Rather than going over these step-by-step in class, we’ll focus on refining your tension and placement, troubleshooting problems, and combining them with other ties.

Equipment You Need for Class
You will need at least 2 long (25-30 ft.) and 1 short (12-15 ft.) pieces of rope. This article covers common questions about selecting rope and building a rope kit. The best place to buy ready-to-use ropes in San Francisco is Wicked Grounds -- be very wary of packaged “bondage rope” at adult toy stores and on Amazon, most of which is awful.


About the Instructor
Topologist is one of the most widely-recognized North American authorities on rope bondage. He has invented numerous new techniques, including the Somerville Bowline, which since its introduction in 2009 has become perhaps the most widely taught tie of non-Japanese origin. He is the facilitator of Rope Bite SF and the founder of Crash Restraint and the Core Rope Curriculum. Topologist's non-dogmatic approach to teaching rope places risk awareness and adaptability center stage, allowing challenging ties to be performed while honoring a bottom's limitations and avoiding unnecessary hazards.


PLEASE READ:
-You must be 18+ with valid government issued photo ID.
-No outside food or alcoholic beverage.
-Arrive on time. Any guests arriving late may not be permitted to enter.
-All sales are final.
-This location is wheelchair accessible.

Any questions can be sent to workshops@kink.com

We look forward to having you at KINK HQ!

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