Knowing how to tie is not only about drawing with ropes on a body or immobilize a person. It’s about doing it with pleasure, style and connection between top and bottom. You can’t learn shibari from books or video tutorials because only with the direct experience of a class you can understand the right tension of the ropes, how to realize frictions in the right way, how to develop variations on the basic ties, but above all how to use the rope with feeling, which is the most important aspect of bondage, the one that makes the difference between a simple tie and one that makes us feel deep sensations.
La quarta corda offers a clear method where the various techniques, from the basic to the more complicated ones, are explained slowly and precisely, step by step, allowing to understand all the mechanisms which stand behind the outcome of a correct tie.
During a course you not only learn “how” but also “why”, in order to acquire a system which will ensure the safety and the fluidity in the practice of ropes and which will enable us to express ourselves in a personal way and not simply copying someone else’s ties.
During the course we’ll talk about safety in order to discover a lot of concerns that we often underestimate due to inexperience. Safety rules will be explained with practical examples that allow you to better understand how much safety in tying is important.
The style I teach is the Japanese bondage in the style of La quarta corda, an extremely emphatic style where the three aspects of technique, aesthetics and communication always walk together for a safe, beautiful and pleasant bondage.
From the beginning we’ll focus on control, empathy and the “ma”, that is what we do “between” one rope and another and that gives a sense to our ties. We’ll understand what is the kinbaku and how to use ropes not only to tie, but above all to give and receive emotions. This is not an on-line tutorial, but an experience to live together.
La quarta corda’s style is a personal, original and innovative elaboration of traditional kinbaku techniques where tradition and technical development melt in order to create a system of elegant and functional ties.
I had the pleasure to meet Andrea and coldeyses during their workshops in Paris. It was all about communication through the ropes and the relationship between top and bottom.
Andrea is a very good pedagogue. He can explain (in French and in English) both basic concepts and very complex stuffs (techniques or philosophy).
I will come back for sure ready to progress with them.
I attended both the workshop and shibari demonstration with Andrea and Federica on one of their Dublin dates. It was an incredible learning, fun rope experience. Andrea, a skilled rigger, moved like magic around his partner and the atmosphere was relaxed, hands on and a great way to learn. Everyone picked up some skills to take away with them regardless of the variety of skill levels. With each new item learned, a private recordable version was set up, so everything was very easy to practice once we got home. Throughout the workshop, time was taken to meet with each rope couple individually and both Andrea and Federica were so approachable, helpful and friendly to everyone: really useful as I felt the class was so beneficial to the rope top and bottom equally. A lovely change 🙂
The rope demonstration was a fantastic way to end the day as we got to see the beauty of all components coming together – the connection and skill between rigger, rope bottom and the rope itself – so moving. I enjoyed the day and was happy to travel up country to attend. I can’t wait until they revisit Ireland!
Estuvimos en el workshop en Fausto y fue una experiencia genial. Nos resultó muy productivo e interesante y los ejercicios y explicaciones muy útiles. La comunicación era muy fluida y se resolvían las dudas sin problemas. El hip harness de La quarta corda es nuestro favorito: es sencillo y funcional, un gran recurso. Fue un workshop muy bueno, divertido y con muy buen ambiente. Repetiremos seguro.
Ogni lezione, ogni momento passato con voi e le corde è speciale. Prima di incontrarvi ero solo parzialmente cosciente di quello che cercavo; poi, conosciuti voi, parte della mia strada è segnata. Mi avete cambiato la vita dal primo nostro incontro, quasi casuale, e ogni volta che ci vediamo mi date sempre qualcosa in più. Grazie!
Feel free to drop me a line to contact me
0039 333 177 13 22