Welcome to the RopeMarks newsletter.
We will briefly describe what we have been up to since our last newsletter and about interesting upcoming events where you can meet, greet and talk to us.
You might have noticed we have skipped one month with our newsletter. This is because we simply could not find the time to create it. The good news is that this newsletter, covering two months, is cramped with information and awesome visuals.
In the last two months we have been to Rome, Italy to teach a RopeMarks Ryu masterclass and to perform during Rome's fetish and BDSM party; Revolution. During this trip I made sure I was accompanied by Netherlands tallest bondage-loving sweetheart, Spring.
Near Rome's Colosseum - very impressive
The trip to rome was not all work and we got to meet up with, albeit way to short, two great Italian riggers Stefano Laforgia and Maestro BD. We'll talk and show you more about the masterclass and the performance in the sections workshops and shows shows. If you are interested in a RopeMarks workshop and/or show let us know.
We decided to participate in this edition of the Dutch Annual Warehouse sale, the "Kinky Warehouse Sale". The KWS is like a luxurious flea market. This was not the first time we had our own booth there, selling rope, BDSM items and merchandise and this time the athmosphere was just as perfect as previous times. My assistant for the day was again Netherlands tallest bondage-loving sweetheart, Spring. And the flyer "team" was RopeMarks' own Bimbo Arienh who all tied walked around the KWS handing people flyers and luring people to our table.
Our table at the KWS
The Dominatrix party never fails to be awesome! This edition Hibiki-san together with RopeMarks hosted their own, VIP, area. There, during the evening, we held continues Japanese rope bondage shows and demonstrations. Main models for these activities where the cutest Sakura and the sweetest Spring. A special mention for Mr. Inner Sanctum himself, Max Kuhl, not only because of his kick-ass catwalk show but for being the nicest person ever (but he will deny this fact :) ). We'll talk and show you more about Dominatrix in the shows section. If you are interested in a RopeMarks show or demo let us know.
Backstage fun, from left to right: Spring, Bonita, RopeMarks/Bob, Hibiki, Sakura.
For Wasteland, the Burtonesque edition, we cooperated with Dennis Diem, Margriet Planting and the Puppeteer to create one hell of a visual spectacle! We'll talk and show you more about Wasteland in the shows section. If you are interested in a RopeMarks show or demo let us know.
p: The Blacksheep Group | m: RopeMarks | l: Wasteland party
Let's dive into the details of what we've been up to the last two months:
Naka-san's DVD Akira Naka's rope of torture, primer version was thought to be lost forever. Via RopeMarks in cooperation with JapaneseBound.com this awesome piece of video is now available again. Read my full review on RopeMarks' (inoperative and available for archival purposes) blog.
Read the full review
With Hibiki-san and her staff in town we could not let the opportunity go by to tie up and have some fun with the cutest Sakura-chan. With Karma on our side, the Blacksheep Group (he who takes awesome photos) was in town as well, with time to spare. There are no images yet because of The Blacksheep touring Europe, but there will be soon. What we can say the shoot involved cuteness, about 100m of rope and a grape... For now, here is an image of me with Sakura.
m: Sakura | r: RopeMarks
Now live on Club RopeMarks, "The initiation of Ariel Anderssen".
With this update there is one less thing on my bucket list, playing with Ariel Anderssen; and play we did! First we strip Ariel to her birthday suit. Nothing of her beautiful body is hidden for us anymore[...]
p: CarmineWorx | m: Ariel Anderssen | r: RopeMarks
Go to this update on Club RopeMarks
Also live on Club RopeMarks, "Cobie meets RopeMarks" @BoundCon "Feringa" with Cobie.
We have a treat, a real treat. This update is from a live session RopeMarks had with Cobie, Australia's favorite bondage model and all-time sweetheart (she's pretty too), on BoundCon, the "Feringa" edition. [...]
p: Fantasy Dablers | m: Cobie | r: RopeMarks | l: BoundCon "Feringa"
Go to this update on Club RopeMarks
Now live on Club RubberRestrained, "Rubber & Metal" parts 1-4, with Spring
A trip to another universe: I’ve always thought that bad things happen in dark and secret basements. My oh my, was I wrong… From today on I’ll never forget that really really really bad things happen on broad day light in tidy classy attics [...]
p: KinkyStyle | m: Spring
Go to this update on Club RubberRestrained
We had to pleasure to be invited to perform on Rome's, Italy fetish and BDSM party; Revolution.
The show we did was a kick-ass blacklight act were the last pose if my sweet girl, Spring, was a vertical spread-eagle, upside down! We are not getting any pictures from the organisation, so, enjoy a shot we took during a rehearsal for this act (and see the fun we had doing this :)).
m: Spring | r: RopeMarks
During this edition of the Dominatrix party, together with Hibiki-san, RopeMarks hosted their own VIP area. In this area we held continues Japanese rope bondage shows. My main models during the evening where the cutest Sakura-chan, part of Hibiki's staff and the sweetest Spring, part of RopeMarks' staff ;-). Secundary models where... in abundance. Here are a few preview shots. Soon more on RopeMarks.
p: RvH Photo | m: Spring | r: RopeMarks | l: Dominatrix party
For Wasteland, the Burtonesque edition, we cooperated with Dennis Diem, Margriet Planting and the Puppeteer to create one hell of a visual spectacle! In short, we suspended three models upside down from a triangular construction, all wearing burning candles while the cello was playing "White Rabbit" from Jefferson Airplane and a small black bunny was dancing around. It was as weir... burtonesque as it sounds. Here are a few preview shots. Soon more on RopeMarks.
Our upcoming shows at the time of writing include:
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One very notable workshop, masterclass, we did was the masterclass in Rome, Italy. I think the annoucemnet explains it all:
During this day we will teach three masterclasses. During each masterclass there will be a focus on speed of tying, the (h)ishi (diamond shape) pattern and on providing an in-depth understanding of why we are doing things in a particular way, with detailed information for the rigger and the bunny.
First we tackle a two rope gote, explain the different styles, their pros and cons. Talk about the third rope, aesthetics, placement and more and then add two RopeMarks three-rope-pattern gotes to your rope-toolbox; more if time permits.
Second we will us an utusubuse zuri to talk suspension, suspension safety, the different nawa zuri attachments and more. We will transition the utsubuse zuri into a sakasa zuri and use this position to go into tying with a suspended partner. Before this suspension masterclass we might take a moment and explore a hishi-futomomo that can be used during the tying of a suspended partner.
Finally we will end the day with armbinders and strappado play. After this masterclass you, as a rigger, will be able to put any rope-bunny in an armbinder and play with a strappado, no matter the bunny's body type and/or flexibility.
Finally we provided a handful of private tuition's and, as the name implies, they are private.
Our upcoming workshops at the time of writing include:
If you are interested in the noble art of kinbaku, we are your man! Visit this link for all the information about our teaching
Want to hear what past participants have to say, hear it straight from the horse's mouth... Read some of our testimonials. They are a brief list of feedback from RopeMarks Ryū students and participants.
To participate in one of our other upcoming workshops or masterclasses apply here
Still in doubt, here are some impressions from previous workshops and masterclasses
Red Bubble: We have official RopeMarks apparel and items. For this We have choosen Red Bubble as our supplier. You can get our merchandise directly at our Red Bubble store (here RopeMarks Red Bubble store).
New in the Red Bubble shop is an awesome calligraphy design of the RopeMarks name written in Japanese Kanji with our own rising sun as background.
We have re-designed our mugs into a double-sided design and also made the mug available with the new kanji design.
Ofcourse we keep the existing designs freely available.
The best place to know where we are and what we are up to is our online schedule. We keep it as up to date as possible.
If you run into us, come and say hi and chat, remember to bring a drink :). Please don't be rude and interupt when we are activly engaged in conversation.
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