Atelier Simonet, official Naka ryu studio in France, is located near subway station Marie d'Aubervilliers (4minutes) Ligne12.
You should be 18+ to participate to this event and come by pair.
All participants are invited to the Saturday night public session. Then the venue will stay open until midnight on Saturday, if you want to do ropes.
"Naka style: Heritage" is the 1st part in a series of workshops dedicated to Naka ryu.
Akira Naka (born in 1969) , is today one of the most famous kinbakushi in the world. "He became aware of the world of Japanese bondage at the age of 30, when he discovered a study course (commonly called 'Kinbiken') of the great master Chimuo Nureki. From the 1irst moment he observed the bondage master at work, he found himself drawn deeper and deeper into the fascinating sensuality until he had an epiphany - "This is what I want to dedicate my life to." (Naka Akira's of1icial website)
His style became known in the West in 2013. Naka Akira then began traveling to perform and teach around the globe. Naka Ryu has become one of the most popular styles in the world. Many riggers are inspired by his work.Topics :
The 1st opus of this workshop will focus on understanding the roots of Naka Akira's style. What were his own in1luences? What are the technical and aesthetic particularities of his style? During theses two days, we will try to stick as close as possible to what Naka Akira does in order to understand the issues.
I would like to give you the best of what I have learned from watching him tie, discussing with him and let you glimpse the personality of this man and his ropes. We will talk about his freestyle way of looking at kinbaku and his philosophy and will study inconic ties and shapes.
Riggers must know how to tie a propre TK ( any style) and be comfortable tying in suspension. Models must be used to suspension.
A minimum of 12 jute ropes, ideally 6mm in diameter and averaging 7-8 meters in length will be required. Docvale :Rigger and owner of Atelier Simonet, Paris
I started to perform and teach shibari in France and internationally in 2012. The psychological aspect of kinbaku being at the center of my practice, when I discovered Naka Akira's semenawa I decided to dedicate myself to it.
Thanks to an assiduous practice with my partners I managed to 1ind a way towards my own style.
The challenge for me is ambitious: to reclaim the values and aesthetics of my predecessors while bringing my own singularities.
To synthetize my vision of kinbaku I would highlight these following issues and desires: "Revisiting the roots of kinbaku, always searching to deepen the intimate and emotional dimension, while integrating and developing more contemporary techniques on security and anatomy."
Today my kinbaku is constantly evolving but always centered on my desire to better perceive and understand others.
Since 2018, I am in charge of Atelier Simonet in Paris, recognized in 2019 as an of1icial Naka style studio by Naka Akira. Bänana :Rigger, Docvale’s model and assistant, & owner of Atelier Simonet, Paris
For about ten years I had a funny habit of tying my partners with anything I could get my hands on. I started taking shibari classes in 2017 with teachers of different styles, including May Dosem. I quickly realized that what would drive me in the ropes would be the same as in life: what is raw, without 1iltre and without cheating.
Actress and director, I have always been fascinated by the expression of emotions and shibari has opened up other paths for me to explore.
I have followed Docvale’s teaching since November 2018, when we also started tying together. It was immediately obvious that his approach to kinbaku corresponded to what I wanted to learn and live. Wanting to put the relational aspect at the center of my rope practice, I decided to devote myself to this style as much in my apprenticeship as a rigger as my exploration through my relationship with Docvale.
I work with Docvale in the management of Atelier Simonet and teach shibari since 2019