Michael Ropeknight and Tamina Himmelgrau – Announcing presenters
After some years of experimenting with BDSM, Rough Body Play and Contact Impro Himmelgrau finally discovered ropes in 2011, also started tying actively in 2016. With a good knowledge of her body and mind, limits and needs she appreciates intensity in every possible way, being challenged and surrendering. Going out oft he personal comfort zone, coming close to her limits is one thing she loves about ropes.
Himmelgrau is a regular participant at EURIX and has attended lots of other workshops beyond. With Ropeknight she just started to tie in autumn 2018 and is really excited to be his model for Prague Shibari.
In addition, she is co-organizing events in the Munich Shibari scene, which is still in their infancy, but keeps growing.
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Michael Ropeknight ties with rope since his teens and has later on been able to experience different styles of Shibari on various journeys to Japan. He studied with several well-known japanese and western Bakushi before eventually becoming an official student of Osada Steve in 2012. Osada Steve was also the one who introduced him early on to Yukimura Haruki Sensei as he felt their way of communication is quite similar.
Both masters describe his emotional empathy and his use of energetic components (Ki) as extraordinary. Not only because of these skills, each of them has shown him the great honor to teach their styles as an official instructor.
Ropeknight combines in a very undogmatic way the kinbaku schools of Yukimura-Ryu and Osada-Ryu. By approaching his model in his creative and powerful, yet calm and deeply emotional way, he gives these styles an independent touch.
As the owner of the Fourelements Kinbaku Lounge, he regularly organizes events for beginner to advanced level since 2014 and is travelling to teach in workshops and private lessons.
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