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The Beauty of Kinbaku
Open 
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The Beauty of Kinbaku
Kinbaku 
and Art
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Please join us next time for another chapter in the exciting world of Kinbaku and art.
This is certainly true during this time of Covid and especially true when it comes to practicing, teaching and attending events in the exciting and stimulating world of Kinbaku which we have all missed for so many months.
Festina lente - which literally translates to “make haste but slowly.”
Behind the scenes still of the 3 story suspension - 4 - take off.
Over the last few months many practitioners, instructors and clubs have attempted all sorts of solutions to get around these dangers; including ignoring them all together (never wise during a pandemic) or putting in place a few checks and balances such as masking.

It is, therefore, a great pleasure to announce that the activities at our dojo and the Spring Tiger Ryu will begin again starting this month.
All of which has seemed, with all due respect, a bit flawed because of several factors. Not only are there the above mentioned issues of intimacy and distancing but it’s also true that people in the West who are interested in BDSM are often a little older (one of my favorite students is a gentleman in his 70s) which, unfortunately, puts them at greater risk for catching Covid.
Proof of vaccination. Everyone entering the  dojo space must have  proof of vaccination prior to any class or event. This is in accordance with Los Angeles Health Department guidelines.
This can be interpreted in any of a number of ways but, basically, it reminds us that no matter how fast we want to do things they need to be done with care and that the more complex the endeavor the more care must be taken to not make mistakes.
There is an interesting Latin phrase that comes to mind.
The challenges to re-opening the dojo have, therefore, been significant but we think we have now put into place protocols that will soon allow us to once again practice and teach the beautiful art of Shibari/Kinbaku.
It’s been a long time coming because the complexities have been daunting. Kinbaku is such an intimate pursuit and the partners are in such close proximity that the risk of Covid infection is quite similar to other close quarter exchanges such as tango dancing, crowded church services, choir practices, etc., etc. Partially this is due to the fact that dojo spaces are often small affairs and rope is an indoor recreation where ventilation is sometimes not the best. 
These protocols include:
IntroductionChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Special-Photo EssayChapter 4
Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7-AB Part 1Chapter 7-AB Part 2Chapter 7-AB Part 3Chapter 8-Part 1
Chapter 8-Part 2Chapter 9-AB Part 4Chapter 10-AB Part 5Chapter 11-AB Part 6Chapter 12Chapter 13-AB Part 7
Chapter 14-AB Part 8Chapter 15-AB Part 9Chapter 16-AB Part 10Chapter 17-AB Part 11Chapter 18-AB Part 12Chapter 19
Chapter 20Open at Last!More to Come

Links to Other Chapters of Kinbaku and Art
Each student must provide proof of a negative Covid test within 48 hours of their class or event. Again, this is in accordance with Los Angeles Health Department guidelines.
And here’s the real breakthrough!
Masks must be worn during all classes or events except when short breaks are taken for liquid refreshment.
All classes and events will be held outdoors.
Thanks to the hard work of STR members we have secured two lovely and secluded locations where we can hold classes and events in privacy and  which allow for both complete fresh air ventilation and extensive space between couples. And thanks to the beautiful weather we have in Southern California we will be able, with a few exceptions and no new serious Covid spikes, to hold afternoon classes and events through most of the winter months.
In the past few weeks we have tested these protocols by holding evaluation sessions with “named students” which have gone off without a hitch (see all of the attached photos) and give us confidence that we are proceeding safely and prudently.
The new events will be a “rope social” evening each month which will allow students for a small fee to use the facilities of the dojo  and a monthly “Kinbaku for Beginners” class. 
Please look for further information on all of these events and classes at http://www.springtigerryu.com 
in the coming weeks.
These events will be our traditional Kinbaku safety class, “for rope bottoms and the tops who love them” and a Kinbaku 101 class where three basic ties for loving partners will be taught.
In the coming months, as we wait for Covid levels to decline and we can move back into our indoor Beverly Hills dojo space, we will be holding two public events in addition to booking private classes for eligible students.
We’re hoping that after the New Year the Covid situation will have resolved itself enough to allow us to resume our normal set of group and private classes in our dojo space and, in addition to those, we will add two other monthly events!
 It's great to be back!