Thursday, April 12 2018
7:00pm - 10:00pm

VoxBody Studio presents Creative Hojo Ties with Pedro Cordas & Sophia Rose

Bay Area, brace yourselves! Pedro Cordas & Sophia Rose are headed back to town and have some fantastic rope to share with you!

The first class in our weekend will be a floor work evening creating a variety of ties inspired by the martial art of Hojojutsu. This class will be a more creative approach to the topic of Hojo using different logics of body placement to create a Hojo aesthetic allowing students to explore their own creativity.

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All exercises require only two ropes. Requirements for students are, safety (on both sides of the rope!), and proficiency in a NON-collapsible single column tie and some frictions (some examples Munter hitch, “L friction”, “X friction”, “Half-Moon Friction”)

Class size is limited to a maximum of 15 couples, so book your place early!

About the presenters:

Pedro Cordas

My decade-plus obsession with rope started in November 2003 in Tokyo. In 2004, a new journey began when I took classes with Nawashi Akechi Denki Sensei. After the Sensei’s death (2005-07-17), I continued to study with Nawashi Kanna (formerly Akechi Kanna) - both of whom remain strong influences on my style today. I frequently travel to Japan to keep alive my passion for rope, studies and research. Since there are so many rope salons in Tokyo, with so many talented rope people, if one keeps one’s heart and eyes open, one will definitely learn a lot about Japan and its rope culture. This amazing odyssey in kinbaku has allowed me to meet/see/learn from so many great people; such as Yukimura Haruki, Nureki Chimuo, Naka Akira, Randa Mai, Miura Takumi, Hajime Kinoko to name a few… Recently I started to look more closely at Naka Akira’s style, especially after the workshop he presented at Berlin's "Schwelle 7" in January 2014. In addition, I have investigated a number of Hojojutsu patterns, as well as its history.

Over the years I have performed mainly in Portugal (residing in Lisbon), but also have made appearances across Europe (including the famed "London Festival of the Art of Japanese Bondage”), U.S. (including the famed "Bondage Expo Dallas”) and Japan. I’ve been teaching for several years now in Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Czech Republic, U.K., U.S.A., Canada and Australia. The topics I teach are vast, I usually adjust my classes to the level of the participants – from beginner to experienced.

Sophia Rose

I am rope model, performer and creative nude tattooed femme based in London but traveling often! I have am passionate about freedom of expression, exploration of sexuality, and allowing myself/encouraging others to feel connected to body, mind, fears and desires inside and outside of rope.

I discovered rope in the end of 2013 and have been bottoming for the last 4 years, performing/modelling for around the last 2 years. I have learned so much about myself physically, mentally and emotionally – it is a beautiful journey which I continue to explore and grow from.

Rope has led me to be able to travel to visit places such as Russia, Japan and the USA for performances, workshops and festivals. I am inspired by the wonderful people I have met along the way and always grateful for the amazing rope community and friends around me.

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VoxBody Studio is located in Oakland. Address to be emailed to students the week of the event.

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