Teaching & Selling Ropeat Karada House

Teaching Rope

We teach Japanese-inspired rope, also called shibari or kinbaku. We adhere to no specific style.

We love to teach fundamental principles that are based on grounded techniques, adaptive patterns, understanding of bodies, anatomy, and health & safety. Our main interest in teaching and researching lies in finding the intentions for tying, in finding flow, connection, and a common language for the people practicing rope together.

We are equally interested in floor work as well as suspension work.

Caritia (no pronouns)

My journey into Japanese-inspired rope (shibari/kinbaku) began over 10 years ago, over that time I have learned from a broad range of European and Japan-based teachers. My tying style is centered around the ritual of floorwork, movement, and playful present attention to the person I am tying. Minimalist ties for maximum effect with some partial suspension play sprinkled in is what I aspire to create. For me – moving and being moved in every sense (of the word) are my reasons to tie or be tied.

When teaching I aim to offer access to different learning styles, there is no one size fits all when it comes to rope (or anything else). I thrive on serious fun and intentional boundary-communicated space.

Ceci Ferox (they/them)

Ceci teaches Japanese rope bondage from top, bottom, and switch perspectives. Their tying is influenced by traditional Japanese styles as well as contemporary western organic and artistic tying. They like to focus on elements of technique and communication rather than patterns and sequences. Their tying is created in the moment, inspired by each situation and partner.

“Rope for me is a medium for meditation, empowerment, intimacy, and sexy times. It is also about continuous learning and wonder.”

When teaching and organizing events, they draw on their expertise as a community educator to bring people together.

“My goal is to create safer spaces for people to communicate through rope.”

Read more about Ceci in our interview.

Website: https://www.ceciferox.fi/

Gestalta (they/them)

My approach to shibari has evolved as the result of over a decade of practice on both sides of the ropes and a broad range of influences which I appropriate, mix and develop in my own practice. This has shaped my teaching style into one that seeks to reflect the experience of both tying partners on a deep level. I have a strong belief that shibari should not be prescriptive and encourage students to explore it as a flexible set of tools; adapting each tie to the body of the tied partner, and to their needs and desires within each individual situation. My teaching process aims to enable this by giving students a framework of the fundamental principles behind shibari; including safety efficiency and fluency, but also body awareness, communication, and conscious consideration of their own experiences and motivations.

I absorbed most of my technical rigging style a natural process of observation and experience from inside the ropes of the people I was tied by as a model. In this respect, I have been lucky to have had a broad range of influences.

Website: http://gestalta.co.uk/

Our class system tries to offer you possibilities to choose your own way of learning all of these fundamental principles.

We start with our ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS class which we run every Thursday. If you wish to invest more and regular time, feel free to join our 5-week-beginner course that runs every Wednesday.

After you have learned the absolute basics, we offer beginner courses with lots of different topics every Thursday. We will cycle through lots of topics like tension, patterns, communication, health & safety, psychology, etc. every week.

We also offer a ROPE HANGOUT twice a month. The rope hangout is an open space to meet new people, practice and tie, and get some help from others and/or one of our teachers. This is your communal practice space, designed mostly for beginners but also open to other people wishing to practice. After the rope hangout, we extend the space into a rope jam which allows time to practice and tie without a dedicated teaching space.

Twice a month on weekends we will offer classes that build upon these topics and go more into depth. These classes are designed to move from a beginner level to intermediate and advanced levels.

You can also always take private lessons with our teachers if you wish to get an intensive study session tailored to you. We also offer rope jams as an open space to practice, tie and get to know other people every other week.

And: We invite international guest teachers on a regular basis for intensive weekend workshops so you can extend your knowledge and try out different styles of tying.

September

18aug(aug 18)19:0015sep(sep 15)22:00Event OverIn-House EventRope Basics: 5 Week Rope IntroductionLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS(August 18) 19:00 - (September 15) 22:00 Facilitator: Caritia Category:shibariFormat:workshop

02sep19:0020:30Event OverIn-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Absolute Beginner LevelLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS19:00 - 20:30 Facilitator: Karada House Category:shibariFormat:workshop

02sep20:4522:15Event OverIn-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Beginner - Body Handling / MovementLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS20:45 - 22:15 Facilitator: Karada House Category:shibariFormat:workshop

03sep19:0022:00Event OverIn-House EventFeaturedRope Performance Night: Gestalta & Ceci Ferox, Kanna & KaguraLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS19:00 - 22:00 Facilitator: Kanna & Kagura Category:shibari,Kanna Kagura BerlinFormat:workshop

04sep(sep 4)10:0005(sep 5)18:00Event OverIn-House EventFeaturedFundamentals of Kanna Style Weekend IntensiveLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS10:00 - 18:00 (5) Facilitator: Kanna & Kagura Category:shibari,Kanna Kagura BerlinFormat:workshop

09sep19:0020:30Event OverIn-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Absolute Beginner LevelLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS19:00 - 20:30 Facilitator: Karada House Category:shibariFormat:workshop

09sep20:4522:15Event OverIn-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Learning Tension with Hojo CuffsLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS20:45 - 22:15 Facilitator: Gestalta Category:shibariFormat:workshop

11sep(sep 11)19:0018(sep 18)22:00Event OverVirtual EventAddie & Barkas: Floor Work SeriesLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS19:00 - 22:00 (18) Facilitator: Barkas & Addie Category:shibariFormat:workshop

16sep19:0020:30Event OverIn-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Absolute Beginner LevelLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS19:00 - 20:30 Facilitator: Karada House Category:shibariFormat:workshop

16sep20:4522:15Event OverIn-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: How to Build a Rope SceneLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS20:45 - 22:15 Facilitator: Ceci Ferox (they/them) Category:shibariFormat:workshop

17sep19:0022:00In-House EventFeaturedRope Hangout19:00 - 22:00 Category:shibariFormat:open space

22sep(sep 22)19:0020oct(oct 20)22:00Event has startedIn-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: 5 Week Rope IntroductionLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS19:00 - (October 20) 22:00 Facilitator: Caritia Category:shibariFormat:workshop

23sep19:0021:30Event OverVirtual EventRope Fundamentals - Knots & Frictions, Health & SafetyLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS19:00 - 21:30 Facilitator: Karada House Category:shibariFormat:workshop

23sep19:0020:30Event OverIn-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Absolute Beginner LevelLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS19:00 - 20:30 Facilitator: Karada House Category:shibariFormat:workshop

23sep20:4522:15Event OverIn-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Moving With and In RopesLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS20:45 - 22:15 Facilitator: Gestalta Category:shibariFormat:workshop

24sep19:0022:00In-House EventFeaturedRope Salon with Kanna & KaguraLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS19:00 - 22:00 Facilitator: Kanna & Kagura Category:shibari,Kanna Kagura BerlinFormat:workshop

25sep(sep 25)10:0026(sep 26)18:00In-House EventFeaturedSemenawa/Kink Play/Predicament/Supporture Fun, Kanna Style! Weekend IntensiveLGBTQIA+ & WOMÊN10:00 - 18:00 (26) Facilitator: Kanna & Kagura Category:shibari,Kanna Kagura BerlinFormat:workshop

30sep19:0020:30In-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Absolute Beginner LevelLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS19:00 - 20:30 Facilitator: Karada House Category:shibariFormat:workshop

30sep20:4522:15In-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Suspension Lines for Floor PlayLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS20:45 - 22:15 Facilitator: Ceci Ferox (they/them) Category:shibariFormat:workshop

October

22sep(sep 22)19:0020oct(oct 20)22:00Event has startedIn-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: 5 Week Rope IntroductionLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS19:00 - (October 20) 22:00 Facilitator: Caritia Category:shibariFormat:workshop

07oct19:0020:30In-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Absolute Beginner LevelLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS19:00 - 20:30 Facilitator: Karada House Category:shibariFormat:workshop

07oct20:4522:15In-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Beginner - IntentionLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS20:45 - 22:15 Facilitator: Karada House Category:shibariFormat:workshop

08oct7:0010:00In-House EventFeaturedRope Hangout7:00 - 10:00 Category:shibariFormat:open space

16oct(oct 16)10:0017(oct 17)18:30In-House EventFeaturedBarkas & Addie Workshop Weekend – The City of Kinbaku10:00 - 18:30 (17) Facilitator: Barkas & Addie Category:shibariFormat:workshop

21oct19:0020:30In-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Absolute Beginner LevelLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS19:00 - 20:30 Facilitator: Karada House Category:shibariFormat:workshop

21oct20:4522:15In-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Chest HarnessesLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS20:45 - 22:15 Facilitator: Gestalta Category:shibariFormat:workshop

24oct14:0018:30In-House EventFeaturedThe Grotesque LabLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS14:00 - 18:30 CET Facilitator: Ceci Ferox (they/them) Category:shibari,ritualFormat:workshop,research lab

27oct(oct 27)19:0024nov(nov 24)22:00In-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: 5 Week Rope IntroductionLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS(October 27) 19:00 - (November 24) 22:00 Facilitator: Ceci Ferox (they/them) Category:shibariFormat:workshop

28oct19:0020:30In-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Absolute Beginner LevelLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS19:00 - 20:30 Facilitator: Karada House Category:shibariFormat:workshop

28oct20:4522:15In-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: One Rope Play and Simple ScenesLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS20:45 - 22:15 Facilitator: Gestalta Category:shibariFormat:workshop

November

27oct(oct 27)19:0024nov(nov 24)22:00In-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: 5 Week Rope IntroductionLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS(October 27) 19:00 - (November 24) 22:00 Facilitator: Ceci Ferox (they/them) Category:shibariFormat:workshop

04nov19:0020:30In-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Absolute Beginner LevelLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS19:00 - 20:30 Facilitator: Karada House Category:shibariFormat:workshop

04nov20:4522:15In-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Moving With and In RopesLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS20:45 - 22:15 Facilitator: Gestalta Category:shibariFormat:workshop

11nov19:0020:30In-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Absolute Beginner LevelLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS19:00 - 20:30 Facilitator: Karada House Category:shibariFormat:workshop

11nov20:4522:15In-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Learning Tension with Hojo CuffsLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS20:45 - 22:15 Facilitator: Gestalta Category:shibariFormat:workshop

13nov10:0018:00In-House EventFeaturedIntroduction into Creating HarnessesLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS10:00 - 18:00 Facilitator: Gestalta Category:shibariFormat:workshop

14nov10:0018:00In-House EventFeaturedMasterclass: Intermediate Suspension TechniquesLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS10:00 - 18:00 Facilitator: Gestalta Category:shibariFormat:workshop

18nov19:0020:30In-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Absolute Beginner LevelLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS19:00 - 20:30 Facilitator: Karada House Category:shibariFormat:workshop

18nov20:4522:15In-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Hands Free Ties & AdaptationsLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS20:45 - 22:15 Facilitator: Caritia Category:shibariFormat:workshop

19nov7:0010:00In-House EventFeaturedRope Hangout7:00 - 10:00 Category:shibariFormat:open space

20nov11:0018:30FeaturedCeci’s Ultimate Rope Geekery Weekend Course: Frictions and Fundamentals for Floor PlayLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS11:00 - 18:30 CET Facilitator: Ceci Ferox (they/them) Category:shibari,ritualFormat:workshop,research lab

20nov(nov 20)11:0021(nov 21)18:30FeaturedCeci’s Ultimate Rope Geekery Weekend CourseLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS11:00 - 18:30 (21) CET Facilitator: Ceci Ferox (they/them) Category:shibari,ritualFormat:workshop,research lab

21nov11:0018:30FeaturedCeci’s Ultimate Rope Geekery Weekend Course: Frictions and Fundamentals for SuspensionLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS11:00 - 18:30 CET Facilitator: Ceci Ferox (they/them) Category:shibari,ritualFormat:workshop,research lab

25nov19:0020:30In-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Absolute Beginner LevelLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS19:00 - 20:30 Facilitator: Karada House Category:shibariFormat:workshop

25nov20:4522:15In-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Frictions, Knots and WhyLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS20:45 - 22:15 Facilitator: Gestalta Category:shibariFormat:workshop

26nov7:0011:00In-House EventFeaturedRope Jam7:00 - 11:00 Category:shibariFormat:open space

Selling Rope

We sell hemp & jute rope from two different manufacturers. Our hemp rope comes from a manufacturer in Germany and our jute rope comes from Japan. Both of them are fully suitable for Japanese inspired rope bondage and treated for comfortable and immediate usage.

Both materials have different advantages. Jute is a natural fiber that is very light and allows fluid motions, but it needs some care for a long-lasting usage. Hemp in comparison is a bit more robust and heavier, it is very good for beginners.

Please use the contact form to order your ropes.

Organic Hemp Rope

These ropes are natural hemp purchased from a German rope manufacturer. The ropes are perfect for beginners as they are robust and require less maintenance. Broken, singed and processed with a citrus oil (lemon or orange), along with tea tree and lavender essential oils, finished with easy to handle overhand knots. These ropes are vegan with paid attention to eco-friendliness. 

8m | ø6mm

Prices:
Single Rope: 22€
Set of 8 Ropes: 165€
Set of 12 Ropes: 240€

Ogawa Jute Rope

Ogawa is a very soft single-ply rope. It is used and loved by Japanese riggers like Nawashi Kanna, Hajime Kinoko and Naka Akira. We import it directly from Japan. For the processing we remove the machine oil (JBO) first from the rope, then rub and burn them and treat them with a mixture of organic jojoba oil and sandalwood essential oil. The ends are finished with very compact “untwisted” overhand knots.

We have them in two different diameters. While 6mm is usually the standard for tying the slightly thinner 5mm rope allows for smaller knots and looks more delicate. (Keep in mind that 5mm ropes are not the best option for suspension lines.)

8m | ø6mm (Standard)
8m | ø5mm

Prices:
Single Rope: 22€
Set of 8 Ropes: 165€
Set of 12 Ropes: 240€

Ogawa Jute Rope (Red & Pink)

Due to the dying process, these ropes are a little bit softer than the natural coloured jute ropes. We rub and burn them and treat them with a mixture of organic jojoba oil and sandalwood essential oil. The ends are finished with very compact “untwisted” overhand knots.

8m | ø6mm

Prices:
Single Rope: 25€
Set of 8 Ropes: 190€
Set of 12 Ropes: 275€

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