Sat, Oct 14, 2017 from 11am - 6pm

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Understanding the TK - 11am-2pm

Many people learn and teach the TK as a list of steps that, when repeated “correctly”, will result in a reliable and versatile chest harness. It is not as common, however, to find instruction about the goal of each of these steps and why one way of doing them is correct while another isn’t. More importantly, how does one know whether a particular part of a TK is good enough or unacceptable?

Through dissecting the different parts and steps that make up the Takate Kote, you will gain a deep understanding of the tie that will help you tie it better and tailor it to the abilities of the person getting tied.

We will step back from the TK recipe and analyse the individual ingredients to discern what has to be done as is, what could be substituted, and what could be altogether eliminated.

To further solidify the concepts, we will also use these same ingredients to construct ties other than the TK.

What to bring

  • 3-5 pieces of 25’-30’ 5-6mm natural fibre rope.
  • 1-2 pieces of 10’-15’ 5-6mm natural fibre rope (optional).
  • A yoga mat or something else soft to tie on. The floor is hard and might be uncomfortable for tying.
  • A small blanket for warmth.


This workshop is aimed at Kinbaku practitioners who already have some experience with the TK. If you don’t have such experience, make sure to learn the tie before you attend the workshop.

Here are links to a couple of videos to get you started:

TK Variations - 3pm-6pm

An exploration into the landscape of the most iconic Japanese tie.

The TK is a fundamental tie in Japanese rope bondage. However, there are many versions of it out there.

We will cover some variations of the 2-rope and 3-rope TK. We will discuss how some TKs address common functions of the tie in different ways. We will examine how each variation behaves differently, and look at some TKs that combine characteristics from multiple variations.

To get the most out of this class, attendees should be familiar with, at least, one way to tie a 3-rope TK.

All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated.

Cost at the door:  $100 (Duo). Both workshops: $160 (Duo)
No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after each start time.
Attendance is limited to 6 duos.
Questions may be directed to:

About the educators:

KinkRx is Dani, Ronnie, and Tango. They are a group of Seattle-based kinksters who are interested in various aspects of BDSM as a way of building connection and intimacy. They are active in the Seattle kink community and can be found, either playing or socializing, at many local events. You can reach them at

This event is presented by the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture. Please go to for more information.


The OK Hotel

212 Alaskan Way S
Room #108

Seattle, WA 98104