Addie & Barkas: Introduction into Yukimura style

02jan(jan 2)19:0016(jan 16)22:00Addie & Barkas: Introduction into Yukimura styleLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverVirtual Event19:00 - 22:00 (16) FacilitatorBarkas & AddieCategoryshibari


2 (Sunday) 19:00 - 16 (Sunday) 22:00





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Tying on the ground, as taught by the late Yukimura Haruki, is a style that focuses on the quality of connection and communication between the person in ropes and the person tying. The point is not that you are connected but how. The same is true for communication; what, how, why do you communicate, and with what intention?

In this workshop series, we will develop a solid understanding of how the terms communication, position, and pattern are connected and how they frame an interaction between people in a scene. In addition, we will work on ways to gracefully move each other emotionally and physically while remaining on the ground.

Georg Barkas was a student of Yukimura Haruki until his passing in 2016. In their countless lessons with Yukimura, Barkas developed their own, unique interpretation of Yukimura Ryu. In 2015, Barkas was awarded the name Haru Tsuyu by Yukimura and was told to go and teach what they had learned.

Addie studies floorwork through a combination of Barkas’ interpretations and her exploration and implementation of a variety of tying techniques.


Part I: January 2nd, 2022, 7-10 pm CET (Berlin time)

. Discussion of the key terms of Yukimura Ryu

. Basic techniques

. Basic movements


Part II: Main Exercises, January 9th, 2022, 7-10 pm CET (Berlin time)

. Gote variations and variability

. Partial suspension

. Leg binder transition


Part III: A closer Look, January 16th, 2022, 7-10 pm CET (Berlin time)

. Narratives

. The space in between

. Mermaid tie


Event Details

Date & Time:  January 2nd, 9th & 16th 2022,  7pm-10pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: workshop (virtual)


Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level: Single column tie. Basic frictions.

What to Bring:  if you want to tie along you need ropes, safety gear, space, a partner

Solo or Partnered:  both (each participant needs a ticket)

Class recording: Yes. The recording will be made available after the live class for 30 days


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Barkas & Addie

Barkas and Addie are Vancouver-based rope educators who teach and perform world-wide. Their style is characterized by a focus on the process, interaction, and emotion of a rope scene. Together they run TheSpace2, Vancouver’s first dedicated rope space. Barkas is a bondage artist and writer. They have developed the “Interview Metaphor” as a way of understanding rope bondage and placing focus on the person in ropes, “Ranboo” which is a highly dynamic and stormy way of doing and thinking Kinbaku, as well as the “City of Kinbaku”, a poetics of Kinbaku. Addie is a switch and self-suspension enthusiast. She organizes regular workshops on dynamic self-suspension and versatile education both, for beginners and technically advanced. When co- teaching she focuses on bottoming information and discourse.

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