Rope Dojo Weekend Intensive

Course Details:
Rope Dojo Weekend Intensive from Basic to Advanced with Midori and special guest instructor, DeLano. Want to learn about rope bondage? Frustrated with short workshops and demos? Do you want personalized attention to improve every aspect of your rope techniques? Are you ready for the disciplined approached to take you to the next level? Have you wanted to know what Midori teaches her personal rigger apprentices? Are you a total rope beginner with the motivation to move past your hesitation and blow your lover’s mind with hot scenes? Are you a master of the basics who’s ready for a real challenge?

Spend a full and concentrated weekend with the First Lady of Rope Bondage, Midori. DeLano, of DeLano Bound, will be the co-presenter sharing the heart and soul of the rope bottom experience. From solid foundations to the advanced skill of speed, flow and psychological scene building, they’ll put you through the paces and improve you in the Rope Dojo® class.

Your Full Weekend Package Includes:

  • 16 hours + of concentrated instruction from Midori and Delano with lots of hands-on practice.
  • Continental breakfast both days
  • Catered lunch both days*
  • Limited edition commemorative graduation gift
  • Free bamboo for play, as seen in many Japanese bondage imagery
  • Certificate of Graduation ready for framing
  • Saturday evening private play party at class site. Free for registered students, (RSVP on Saturday required as space is limited.) 8pm to midnight.** This is available at most Rope Dojo locations but not all. Please check the details for the Rope Dojo of your choosing.

    Saturday “Day 1: Fundaments of Technique and Scene Dynamics”

  • Safety, rope selection, basic knots, rope care
  • Basic Two-Column Tie, Body Harness, Sex Bondage, Basics of Shibari. Freestyle Bondage
  • Psychology and Emotional Dynamics of Rope, Dominance and Scene Control
  • History of Japanese Rope Bondage
  • Speed Drills

    Sunday “Day 2: Mastering Rope”

  • Speed Drills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Creativity Exercise
  • Getting into Their Minds: Building and assessing desire
  • Visions and Perversions: Learn to think and create with mastery, art and power
  • And more

    All exercises will be done by everyone. This means that everyone ties and feels the ties on them. This may be uncomfortable or novel for some of you, but rest assured that it’s made easy and safe. This makes for bottoms to be much better bottoms and tops to be much better tops. It’ll broaden your perspective and give you better tools to have your needs met in the long run.

    If you are in a dominant-submissive relationship where the emotional dynamic of the relationship is set, this won’t be a conflict. As headspace is not expected, one can command the other to tie well. Or you might find it fun to pair up and practice with different people in the Rope Dojo to fulfill the exercise requirements

    Wear comfortable clothing. Bring large towels, yoga mats, pillows etc if you’d like. It does make things more comfortable. Bring lots of rope and a pair of safety shears or rope cutters.

    Some suggestions on rope you might want to bring per person:

  • 4 pieces of 12 feet
  • 4 pieces of 30 or 35 feet rope
  • Thin cord such as parachute cord or thin cotton cord
  • Nylon, cotton, pre-treated hemp and jute are all great
  • Avoid climbing rope
  • More rope the merrier!
  • Level: 
    suitable for everyone
    Sat & Sun