Advanced Decorative Bondage presented by Topologist

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Kink HQ

1155 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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In this class we go beyond basic Karada-type designs to explore patterns that cover the whole body, use spirals, crosses, and multiple layers of rope, travel in both directions, and split and recombine the two sides of a doubled line. By breaking down the tricks and techniques behind elaborate decorative ties, you can unlock endless creative potential without memorizing endless steps.

How This Class Works

This class is part of a progressive series of lessons called the Core Rope Curriculum (CRC), a system under which hundreds of students have learned to tie since 2010. The latest revision of CRC uses an inverted classroom format, meaning that students learn the steps for certain new techniques from videos prior to class, at their own pace. This allows more class time to be spent getting instructor feedback, improving mastery, and experimenting under supervision -- the stuff you can’t get from a video.

The full schedule for the 2019 class series appears here. You can still join this class even if you have not participated in earlier classes in the series; just make sure you get sufficient practice ahead of time with the techniques listed under What to Study below.

You will need a partner, but they don’t need to be your romantic partner, and the class is structured to allow time for each participant to practice each technique as both the person tying and being tied. While we recommend that everybody practice both roles in class (even if you don’t normally switch for play), one person can do all the tying if you both prefer. If you’re looking for someone to pair up with, we have a group you can post in for just that purpose.


Finally, please be assured that we welcome students with all types of bodies and identities. We’ll spend a lot of time in class talking about how to adapt ties for different people, and the instructor will always be happy to help you modify a technique to meet your needs and desires.


What to Study Before Class

Every participant should read the articles on Getting Started with Rope and Basic Safety if they have not already.

Everyone who plans to tie should already be familiar with the following basic techniques before class:

Equipment You Need for Class

You will need at least 4 long (25-30 ft.) and 1 short (12-15 ft.) pieces of rope. For decorative tying, it can be useful to have some even longer pieces, so that you can complete complex ties without extending; if you happen to have some longer ropes, feel free to bring them. This article covers common questions about selecting rope and building a rope kit. The best place to buy ready-to-use ropes in San Francisco is Wicked Grounds -- be very wary of packaged “bondage rope” at adult toy stores and on Amazon, most of which is awful.


About the Instructor

Topologist is one of the most widely-recognized North American authorities on rope bondage. He has invented numerous new techniques, including the Somerville Bowline, which since its introduction in 2009 has become perhaps the most widely taught tie of non-Japanese origin. He is the facilitator of Rope Bite SF and the founder of Crash Restraint and the Core Rope Curriculum. Topologist's non-dogmatic approach to teaching rope places risk awareness and adaptability center stage, allowing challenging ties to be performed while honoring a bottom's limitations and avoiding unnecessary hazards.


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  • You must be 18+ with valid government issued photo ID.
  • No outside food or alcoholic beverage.
  • Arrive on time. Any guests arriving late may not be permitted to enter.
  • All sales are final.
  • This location is wheelchair accessible.

Any questions can be sent to workshops@kink.com

We look forward to having you at KINK HQ!

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1155 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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