In late 2015 Miss Gen was appointed as a Kazami-Ryu instructor by Kazami Ranki, and from 2016 Evil Girls HQ has taken it’s place as a Kazami-Ryu School, with regular classes of this Osaka style of rope.
The Kazami-Ryu curriculum has been carefully tiered in order to provide students with the safest, sanest path on their journey in rope. The classes are offered at four different levels, and although we prefer that students have already completed an introductory class in rope bondage such as at Peer Rope, Rope Bite etc before attending their first Kazami-Ryu class, it is possible to attend even as an absolute novice.
If you have your own rope, please bring it. If you don’t, we have some house rope you can use until you are able to buy your own kit. We generally tie with 7~8m lengths of a natural fibre such as Jute or Hemp. Cotton can also be used, however we do not recommend tying with Nylon.
Please note switching is not permitted in class, ie only one person ties throughout the class. If you both want to learn to tie please attend as two couples, or swap week by week, not within one class.
Classes are now held at our new home at Shailer Park, the address and other relevant information is supplied as a download link with your confirmation email after booking. Classes are 2.5 hours long, starting at 7:00pm.
Classes are currently held on the following evenings:
Level 2 – Monday
Level 1 – Tuesday
Level 4 – Thursday
Level 3 – Friday
All bookings are via our Events Calendar Page. All prices are per rope couple, i.e.. the one price includes both the student and the model. Please attend as a rope couple, you do need someone to tie with and we do not supply models.
*Please note that from 14 April to 12 July 2018 Miss Gen will be away in Japan, and therefore all Kazami-Ryu classes will be under the tutelage of her senior students. Please Contact Us if you wish further information about the tutors.
Kazami-Ryu 1 will teach the student to apply the standard Kazami-Ryu Munenawa (chest harness) safely, comfortably and with finesse.
Kazami-ryu Munenawa (chest harness, or TK)
How to tie it and understand why you are tying it in this fashion.
Why it’s important and how to create it in the chest harness.
Safety and emergency procedures.
Identifying nerve paths and tying around them, what to do in emergency situations.
Kazami-ryu Maeniryoute Shibari (Arms bound in front)
Futomomo (Ankle bound to hip – non suspension)
Gyaku-Ebi Shibari (Floor work – hogtie)
Advancing to Kazami-Ryu 2
Students must satisfactorily complete the core curriculum in order to move up to Kazami Ryu 2.
The test for this will be tying a suspension worthy 3 rope chest harness in 7:30. How long it takes to graduate is entirely dependant on how often a student practices.
In this class, students will use the material learned in Kazami Ryu 1 to start doing partial suspensions safely, comfortably and with finesse.
Why are you tying/being tied? How do you achieve that?
Engaging the model
Position – the model’s and yours
Chokuritsu Hishi Shibari (Two Legs Become One Diamond Leg Harness)
Ebi Shibari (Floor work – prawn tie)
Koshi Nawa – 2 versions (Hip Harnesses)
Suspension lines and their execution
Arms Free Body Harness
Loading a harness
Physiology/ Manipulating your partners movements
How to monitor your partner effectively
Blood and Nerves, how to avoid and deal with them
Guiding your partner to the ground and safety
Advancing to Kazami-Ryu 3
Students must satisfactorily complete the core curriculum in order to move up to Kazami Ryu 3.
The test for this will be tying a suspension worthy 3 rope chest harness in 5:15 and demonstrating a solid, consistent understanding of suspension line execution. How long this takes is entirely dependant on how often a student practices.
In this class, students will use the material learned in Kazami ryu 1 and 2 to start doing suspensions safely, comfortably and with finesse.
Bridge suspension (arms free)
Kazami style Yokozuri (Side suspension)
Kazami Style Hikakyuzuri (Postman/Running man Suspension)
Sakasazuri (Inverted Suspension)
Gyaku Ebi Zuri (Reverse Prawn Suspension)
Aomukizuri (Face up Suspension)
Gaikyakuzuri (Open Leg Suspension)
Advancing to Kazami-Ryu 4
Students must satisfactorily complete the core curriculum to a standard acceptable to the Instructor in order to move up to Kazami Ryu 4. How long this takes is entirely dependant on how often a student practices.
In this class, students will use the material they’ve learned in Kazami Ryu 1 ~ 3 to perform advanced transitional suspensions safely, comfortably and with finesse.
Hishi Munenawa (Diamond TK Harness)
Teppou zuri (Rifle Tie Suspension)
Shin Shin sakasatsuri (Straight Arm Inversion Suspension)
Kataashi (Ankle Suspensions)
Hineri zuri (Twisted Suspensions)
Communication between Model and Rigger
The philosophy of a tie
Building a scene
Building a performance
Class Fees for each Kazami-Ryu lesson shall be as below:
$50 per couple
$50 per couple
$60 per couple
$70 per couple
Miss Gen offers private lessons to students and visitors in the Gold Coast alike. Whether you are looking for specific instruction so you can graduate a level in the Kazami-Ryu classes, looking for guidance or advice on your own style of rope or prefer not to attend group lessons, we can help.
Being customized to the students individual needs, private lessons are the best way to improve your rope quickly.
Non suspension lessons – $75 per hr with a 2hr minimum
Suspension Lessons – price on application
If you are unable to bring your own rope model, we may be able to supply someone at a fee of $25 per hour, payable in cash direct.