Bondage Club Ann Arbor: Fuoco’s Rope Bottoming Weekend Intensive

ANN ARBOR — Bondage Club Ann Arbor is proud to present a special weekend workshop intensive by international circus arts and rope bondage phenomenon, Fuoco.

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Early bird ticket prices expire 11:59 PM Friday, May 12

A Note for ROPE TOPS:

This is going to be an extraordinary workshop for you as well. This is your opportunity to learn about body mechanics in rope from a true expert in her field. Also, this is also your chance to support the bottoms who have made your education possible up to now. You’ll want to stick around for the whole weekend, and your skills will be needed after the lunch break each day (very experienced self-suspenders should be okay to fly solo). So, step up to the plate and get ready to learn something completely new to you.

Schedule

Day 1

9:15 AM – Doors Open (students must arrive by 9:45 AM)
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Flexy with Fuoco
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Lunch Break
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Being A Responsible Rope Bottom
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM – A Study in Inversions

Day 2

9:15 AM – Doors Open (students must arrive by 9:45 AM)
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM – Body Aware Bottoming
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Lunch Break
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Guided Bottoming Lab Time

Class Descriptions

Flexibility with Fuoco
This workshop addresses mobility and flexibility in the areas most used by rope bottoms- the shoulders, back, and hips. The workshop begins with a discussion on the how-tos of developing flexibility and mobility and concludes with a stretch session designed to target these three areas. We will focus on how to develop strong, stable, and open shoulders, principles of deeper back bending, and unlocking tightness in the hips. Attendees will learn the difference between mobility and flexibility, and how to practically apply that knowledge into their own stretching routines. This class is intended for people of all flexibility levels.

Being a Responsible Bottom
This workshop is all about what it means to be a responsible bottom. We will discuss things like: Is injury in rope inevitable? What actions can you take to mitigate injury, and what decisions do you make that make you more susceptible to injury? We’ll examine how to evaluate a rigger’s skill and how to navigate rope scenes accordingly to mitigate risk. In order to make informed decisions about who to tie with and what sort of rope is safe to do with riggers of different skill levels, bottoms have to have some basic understanding of what safe and unsafe rope looks and feels like. We’ll discuss the importance of structurally sound harnesses and how to identify safe harnesses, lock offs, and uplines. We’ll talk about what level of skill you should look for before doing floorwork, suspension, and dynamic suspension with a partner. We’ll also talk about what it feels like to be in a harness that isn’t tied properly, and what language to use to best communicate to your rigger what you’re feeling in their rope.This workshop is intended to empower bottoms to feel confident in their ability to protect their bodies in rope.

A Study in Inversions
In this class, we will focus on different hip harnesses and futomomos. We will discuss how to decide which harnesses to use, how to attach to those harnesses, and how that will affect the shape of your suspension. Bottoms and tops will be encouraged to test out various harnesses and attachment points to discover what works best for them.
This class assumes students have knowledge of/experience in: futomomo, a hip harness, and locked-off suspension lines.

Body Aware Bottoming
Tops and bottoms are quick to say that body awareness is a highly desirable quality in a rope bottom. But what is body awareness? How do we cultivate body awareness as a skill? And how does it inform our rope bottoming? This class will consist of a discussion on what it means to be a “body aware bottom” followed by a number of exercises designed to help you evaluate and cultivate your own body awareness. Plan on doing a bit of stretching, strengthening, and general getting in touch with your body in new ways.

Bottoming Lab Time
Lab time isn’t just for riggers! This day is about creating time and space for bottoms to explore their likes, dislikes, and limits. Fuoco will suggest and demonstrate a suspension sequence designed to cover some of the more challenging aspects of bottoming, and will discuss how she and others manage different sorts of positional stress and pain. You’ll have the opportunity to put to use what you learned about your bodies in the air.

Fetlife event page: https://fetlife.com/events/553703

Date & Time: Saturday, June 17, 2017 · 9:15 AM –
Sunday, June 18, 2017 · 5:00 PM
 
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Cost: Starting at $89 per tying pair
Dress code: Athletic clothing you can be tied in (or are comfortable removing)

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