Oct
27
Sat
Futomomo variations
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Futomomo variations

Intermediate Level Class. Hands on class
A futomomo (or ‘fat leg’) is a great way to bind the ankle to thigh to limit mobility for playing. During this hands-on class, M0co and Beemo go over various types of futomomos and show how these ties can be incorporated into your everyday play.
Requirements: 3-8 ropes, 26 to 30 ft in length. The class will need to know how to quickly and safely tie a single column tie.

Class Type: Tie-along floorwork
Participation: Pairs or groups

Tensions with Intention and Rope Freestyle
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Tensions with Intention and Rope Freestyle

In this two part class Lexa will begin with some rope handling drills that will help you practice movement and tension. Tops will then use those skills we are practicing to engage in a single rope tie on their bottoms while telling different stories or conveying different energies through varying tensions, speeds, pressures, and connections. In the second portion, we will be doing an exercise in tensions, frictions and munter hitches. In this portion, Lexa forgoes the patterns and focuses on teaching you to utilize these tools in creative, free form ways. The finished ties will immobilize the bottom, but not in a planned or symmetrical way. Students will fine tune their skills with tensions, frictions and munters while simultaneously learning how to use them in a very organic way that forgoes traditional rope “rules”.

Class Type: Tie-along floorwork
Participation: Pairs or groups

Fundamental Faux Pas
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fundamental Faux Pas

What to Bring: At least Four (4) 8m hanks of rope and a someone to tie/be tied by if desired
Hard Points Needed: None

Throughout my rope journey, I have noticed a commonality in pretty much every teacher I have had exposure to. They focused on the subtle changes that could be made to the fundamental components rather than the overall pattern they were teaching. In this class, we will explore how the fundamentals that we use in so many ties can be adjusted to make any tie cleaner, more stable, more effective, and prevent tension changes. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to use these techniques and advance their bondage in aspects of aesthetics, stability, sustainability, and enhance the sensation of being bound for their partners.

Class Type: Tie-along floorwork
Participation: Pairs or groups

RopEmotions
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
RopEmotions

Touch is one of the main ways we communicate in our daily interactions and it is especially important in our play. With touch, you can convey both simple and complex messages. You can make someone feel warm and fuzzy, scared out of their minds, or confused. In this class, we will break down the many aspects of this powerful tool through rope and the various ways you can use them together. Through discussion and practice we will explore the who, what, when, where, why, and how of touch in play.

Class Type: Tie-along floorwork
Participation: Pairs or groups

Rox in the Box
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Rox in the Box

There are so many variations of the box tie (takate kote or “TK” or gote), a tie which is the foundation of Japanese bondage. The basic components of a box tie are necessary to keep the integrity of the tie. This class will share the common version of a basic 2 rope box tie and break it in to 4 sections for ease of learning. It will provide a general understanding of structure, tension and safety with respect to making sure that your frictions are like rocks in the box tie.

Class Type: Tie-along floorwork
Participation: Pairs or groups

Bhakti Bottoming
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Bhakti Bottoming

A class focused on an energetic as well as a power dynamic during rope. Diving deep in to the role of a rope bottom and how to hold space for your top and give back as a bottom as well as forming boundaries to stay safe, aware and responsible for your safety as a bottom. Additional therapeutic movements to help lubricate joints, stretch muscles and stay aware in the body while bottoming.

Class Type: Tie-along floorwork
Participation: Pairs or groups

Full-Body Rope Handling
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Full-Body Rope Handling

The classic image of the rigger kneeling behind the bottom and wrapping their arms comfortably around them is a very pretty one… but it’s not the only way to tie and handle rope. AltBronte has spent years developing an active style of tying that is well-suited to smaller tops tying larger bottoms, but it can be fun for anyone! Learn to think beyond static tying and use all the limbs and movement you have to tie while maintaining connection and energy. There will also be some classic rope handling skills and drills. Come dressed to MOVE!

Class Type: Tie-along floorwork
Participation: Pairs or groups

Oct
28
Sun
Bondage: The UnScience of ‘Newton’ Style and Speed @ Guadalupe
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Bondage: The UnScience of ‘Newton’ Style and Speed @ Guadalupe

Pre-Requisites: Box tie of your choosing
What to Bring: At least Six (6) 8m hanks of rope and a someone to tie/be tied by if desired
Hard Points needed: One for demo only
Sir Isaac Newton invented 3 Laws of Motion which set the physics world on fire and are still found to be as true today as they were when they were invented in 1686. These laws are applicable not only in the physical nature of what we do in bondage, but also in the emotional and spiritual realm as well. This class is not about physics or geometry in bondage, but about the motion of the human condition in bondage. How does a person react when things are done? How do we practice reading that? What do we do with that information once we have it? Along the way, we will cover and discuss the ways we can use those and our own body mechanics to increase the speed of our tying through the efficiencies and movements in reaction to the actions of ourselves, our partners, and the next path our rope is to take. There is no “one twue” answer but this class will delve into drills and practices which can be employed to help discover a variety of answers.

Class Type: Tie-along floorwork
Participation: Pairs or groups

The Beginning / Handle This
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Beginning / Handle This

Learning terminology and safety as you begin your journey in to rope bondage. There is so much more to beginning rope than the single column tie. This class will run through some very accessible rope handling exercises to impart skills that can be used right away to help to create more satisfying rope scenes. You, no matter what your skill level is, will enjoy learning new ways of being able to control a length of rope from end to end. This class will have you dancing with your partner, using rope as your tool.

Class Type: Tie-along floorwork
Participation: Pairs or groups