Safety and Introduction Class (Prerequisite)

Osada Takate Kote

Decorative-Torture Leg Rope

Decorative-Torture Leg Rope (don't let the pink socks fool you!)

Safety and Introduction Class (Prerequisite)

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This is the most detailed and thorough rope safety and introductino class in the United States! You will spend over 2.5 hours in direct instruction with our trained staff. By the time you leave you will have either tied or been tied in three different ties that will give you lots of opportunities after class. Plus, you'll get the opportunity, after class, to join the largest rope community in Southern California!  This amazing community is about more than just rope and can help you to connect with others, and improve your skills!

When & Where?

At the start of every Rope Practice & Instructional (RP&I) Events on

On Tuesday & Wednesday doors open at 6:45 to allow you to register for the event. Class will start at about 7:15 and go until the end of the event. 

On Saturday doors open at 9:45 to allow you to register for the event. Class will start at about 10:15 and go until the end of the event. 

Cost: $20 cash-at-door or via Eventbrite to attend the 3-hour Safety and Intro Class. $20 per person.

Please be on time. 

All attendees of the RP&I event must take the Safety & Intro Class. If you are late and have not taken the class there is a chance you will not be allowed into the RP&I event. 

You only have to take it once, then you are free to participate at future events.

The class covers the following items:

  • What is Shibari / Kinbaku?
  • BSDM Overview / Stages of a Tie
  • What to Bring
  • Etiquette
  • Anatomy / Safety
  • Three Important Entry-level Ties
    • Single Column
    • Double Column
    • Arms-free Chest Harness

You will leave the event with new knowledge and new things to practice and use at home and at future rope events!

Note: We also offer a beginner and advanced class. The 101 class is for those who have been through the Safety and Introduction class and looking to start adding tools to the their toolbox.  The  201+ class on 1st OR 2nd Saturdays is a good place to move beyond beginning rope.  Event dates fluctuate so check the dates on the calendar. 

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