With two full days of rope Docvale and Tyka will support you in your personal development in rope. Their extensive experience with international rope-ists will take you on your own personal journey
This workshop is for advanced beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. What is needed to participate? What you should bring? What is already present at The Knotty Lounge? You can find it here
WEEKEND FOR 2
With a lartge airport only 10 minutes from the Knotty Lounge, excellent public transportation, lots of hotels, restaurants, bars and things to discover; this workshop is the perfect occasion for a rope weekend for two
Docvale is a French rigger who got interrested in ropes from the BDSM world since 2007. In 2011 he met Tyka and they started ropes together influenced by Kinoko Hajime and Wildties styles.
In 2012, he became friend will Wildties and around one year later, they started to work together very regularly in Paris. At the same time, Tyka and him began to be call for workshops and performences in Europe.
The psychological aspect of ropes became increasingly important in the way he tied and it is at this precise moment that he discovered Akira Naka’s semenawa. This intense and psychological style of bondage highlighted Docvale’s own BDSM’s expectations and confirmed his dedication to it. He became one of the very first riggers to tie in this style.
Ropist, Life explorer & Passionate
Caring, Enduring & Trustfully
Tyka discovered kinbaku by watching a documentary in 2007 about Yakimura Haruki, and the world of ropes was then opened to her.
One thing leading to another, she met Docvale and they started practicing Kinbaku together in 2011. Since then, Docvale and her became partners in life, and they are following their own way into kinbaku.
Tyka also started to tie, following Docvale’s teaching, and since 2015 she is also giving most of beginner and advanced beginner classes to prepare students to Docvale’s intensives in France.
In the continuation of their first meeting with Akira Naka in Rome in July 2015, Tyka and Docvale made a trip to Japan in March 2016 in order to meet with the style’s sensei. The purpose of the trip is to compare their work with the opinion of the latter.
Since then and on recommendation of Naka Akira and Wildties, he began to work on his own style. After one year and a half trying to understand which way to follow , Docvale finally started to realise in May 2017 what his own kinbaku was. Since this moment began a new way in which you must certainly perceive old school influences.
THE PROGRAM :
Our conception is that kinbaku is an erotic art from japan, for this reason we have made links with various Japanese arts and crafts, in which three pillars are directly inherited from Confucianism: heaven, earth and humanity (ten-chi-jin).
We chose to present our style by defining these three pillars.
EARTH (the technicals)
We will learn about tools that will allow you to go in safer and more playfull sessions. How not to repeat patterns, but understand and think what we do. How empathy can be concidered as a tool. How switching between our three pillars, can enhance a session.
HUMANITY (the communication)
We talk around the concepts of past-present-future. We will describe these three different temporal concepts from the most general point of view on the kinbaku to a more intimate one.
HEAVEN (the aesthetics)
In this part, student will be talk about the different kind of beauty in our style. And again from a wide point of view to a more intimate one.
WHAT TO BRING
Students must have at least 10 pieces of jute rope (loose lay single ply preferred) 5-6mm diameter and 7-8 meters in length.
We recommend you to bring some food for lunch – and if you are not joining us with diner – bring a meal. We have a small kitchen, microwave, fridge and cuttlery. We do NOT have a cooking facility.
WEEKEND FOR TWO
Especially for our guest from a little bit further away, Eindhoven is a great place to visit and enjoy rope. The Knotty Lounge is based on a former Philips Industrial zone which has been transformed to one of the biggest design hotspots in Europe. Please, have a look at the links below to plan for your stay.
Where we are
Torenallee 26 (Apparatenfabriek)
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
We advise you to use public transport when you come to The Knotty Lounge. If you really need to travel by car, be aware that the parking regulations are very strict.
BUY YOUR TICKET ONLINE
If you want to participate in this workshop, please buy your ticket online.
€ 250,- per couple