We have 3 to 4 dojos a year.

Upcoming Dojos

The August 2014 Rope Bondage Dojo (R) in San Francisco is now sold out.

Occasionally cancellations happen, from weeks prior to just days before the event. When that happens we will contact those on the waiting list on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Location: The Center for Sex & Culture
1349 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Time: 10am – 7pm both days
Cost: Single US$450, Pair US$775
Registration open now

Classes with Mr. Takeshi Nagaike & Mr. Norio Sugiura from Japan.

Direct from Tokyo, Japan!

Don't miss this series of classes with these Mr. Takeshi Nagaike & Mr. Norio Sugiura!

Mr. Nagaike is the legendary and reclusive instructor of passionate private rope play. Mr. Sugiura is the famed photographer of shibari images for the last 40 years.

More details coming soon.
At this time we know that they'll be arriving in mid-September and staying through Folsom Street Fair on September 21st.

Registration will be open to all 18+.
Special registration will be available for Rope Dojo graduates.
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Mr. Takeshi Nagaike

More information on his Shibari instructions coming soon.

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Mr. Norio Sugiura

Shibari of Pleasure, Shibari of Grief:

The Erotic Photography and Insights of Master Shibari Photographer

miho headshot
"For nearly four years and many quarrels, my partner and I have connected with love. A thousand times we argue and then nine hundred and ninety nine times we make up. In any other circumstances a hundred arguments would end the relationship, ours is connected through rope. Through Kinbaku our love and romance binds our hearts and deepens our connection over time.

Topics of discussion
- Reflection of my forty years of Kinbaku photography, and what's ahead of me
- Tales of adventure and confessions of Shibari of my partner Miho
- The difference of Kinbaku as practiced in Japan and the United States, based on my observations on my visits to the USA.
- Rope work
- Shibari poses or the creation of a story in an image”

Mr. Norio Sugiura:

Born April 9th, 1942
For many years he collaborated with Mr. Dan Oniroku, the famed erotic novelist, BDSM master, kinky impresario and Kinbaku master. Then in 1974 he became a freelance photographer, shooting for many cult classic Japanse BDSM magazines and published many exceptional erotic BDSM photography collections. For over four decades, he's worked with some of the most amazing performers, models and rope artists in Japan

Main site: www.sugiuranorio.jp/e/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sugiuranorio
Twitter: @sugiuranorio

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快楽の[縛り] 哀しみの[縛り] kanasimi = grief

私はパートナーといつもけんかをばかりをしながらも4年ちかくの愛を交換しています。1000回のけんかで999回のなかなおりです。ふつうならば100回もけんかをすれば別れるところを<縄>が二人をつないでいます。緊縛をとおしての恋愛は心のつながり(ties)を時とともに深める
#40年緊縛写真を撮り続けている私の緊縛写真史とこれからの課題
#パートナーである美帆との縛りのいつわ
#渡米の私の目的である日米の緊縛における感覚の差異を討論したく思います
  ロープワーク 縛りポーズあるいは物語のイメージの作り方など 

SUGIURA NORIO 履歴
1942年4月9日生まれ1974年官能小説家団鬼六先生の元を離れてフリーランスの写真家として独立
SM月刊誌 SM写真集を多くてがける。2005年ウエブサイト緊縛桟敷設立

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Past Dojos

Washington DC, March 29-30, 2014
San Franciso, January 18-19, 2014
San Franciso, August 10-11, 2013
Washington DC April 13-14, 2013
San Francisco January 19-20, 2013
San Francisco August 18-19, 2012
New York City April 28-29, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, CA January 14-15 2012
San Francisco, CA July 9 – 10, 2011
New York, NY March 19-20, 2011
San Francisco, CA Jan 15–16, 2011
San Francisco, CA July 10 – 11, 2010
New York, NY April 10-11, 2010
San Francisco, CA Jan 16 – 17, 2010
Seattle, WA August 1 – 2, 2009
New York City, May 23 – 24, 2009
San Francisco Jan 17 – 18, 2009
KANSAS CITY, MO. Oct 18 – 19, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. July 12 – 13 2008
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Jan 19 – 20, 2008
Dallas, TX: Nov 3-4, 2007
New York, NY: Sept 8 – 9, 2007

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