ShibariCon Tomorrow

27 May 2010 12:18

TrainerShibariCon TomorrowChicago, IL – Tomorrow, Derek da Silva and I will be presenting at ShibariCon for the second time. ShibariCon is the world’s premier annual exhibition and conference that focuses on education and information exchange among lovers of Japanese rope bondage. The conference provides an inclusive and supportive environment for the exchange of ideas, education, friendship and community. This year, Derek and I will be presenting two classes at ShibariCon on Friday 28 May. As expected, registration is currently sold out, but if you’re already attending, we would like to invite you to…
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KinkFest 2010

21 March 2010 12:26

TrainerKinkFest 2010Portland, OR – My boy Derek da Silva and I rendezvoused in Portland, OR for KinkFest this weekend. In addition to enjoying the company of other kinksters from around the country (surprisingly KinkFest is now as large an event as Thunder in the Mountains), we’ve been presenting classes as part of the weekend’s educational series. Yesterday’s advanced Shibari Fundamentals class went exceptionally well. With approximately 90 or so people in attendance, the class definitely rivaled those we’ve presented at ShibariCon and Thunder in past years. This afternoon we’ll be presenting our Bondage for CBT class, ties and applied techniques for cock and ball bondage. While we are not comfortable publishing handouts for the Shibari class on partial and full suspension techniques we presented yesterday, we are posting our slides and handouts for the Bondage for CBT class we will be presenting later today. You can follow these links to access the full color slides and class handouts accompanying Bondage for CBT in PDF format.

Associate Applicant Weekend

12 November 2007 11:45

MineAssociate Applicant WeekendChicago, IL — Another wonderful weekend in the windy city comes to a close. Chicago now feels like a second home thanks to my boys and the men of the Chicago Hellfire Club (CHC). I hate to leave, but it has been a full and exciting several days.

Thursday I found some time to catch up on some reading and correspondence. That night Doug, Derek and I went out to diner and then to the Cellblock. At the bar we ran into two CHC members that were instrumental to running Inferno and had a great time visiting with them before the weekend’s festivities would place so many demands on our time.

Friday night brought the Meet & Greet and Play Party at the clubhouse. It was an opportunity to meet the applicant class of 2007 and reconnect with old friends, far too numerous to recount in this post. That evening Derek and I got a chance to execute the dynamic suspension scene I’ve mentioned in previous posts. It’s a bit of a showy scene that probably attracted more attention than necessary, but I was eager to share the experience with Derek and needed to do so while he was still fresh given the demands of the scene. It went off without any complications and Derek, manipulating himself within the confines of the rigging, was truly a beautiful sight to behold. There were many comments and inquiries about the scene through the weekend. I appreciated each and did my best to answer the questions, reiterating much of the information I included in my last post.

Saturday night Doug joined Derek and I for the CHC Banquet. I felt so proud having the two of them at my side. There is something very special shared by the three of us. I’ve written at length about my bond with Derek but it is Doug that makes it possible. Over the course of the past several months, it has been Doug’s outreach and caring that has given me the strongest sense of family here in Chicago. I love him for that and so many other reasons. I’d kill for that boy.

After the banquet, Derek and I attended the play party at the clubhouse. The dungeon was packed with play spilling over into the social area downstairs. At times the wait for stations was three deep. It is encouraging to witness so much play, the sights and sounds of this thing of ours filling space. In time, Derek and I secured a floating bondage table for a scene of our own. It was the first time I tied him down for a CBT scene. I’ve been pushing him further lately. Watching him squirm and writhe has been filling me with great pleasure.

Later that night, or more accurately, early Sunday morning we went to the [Undisclosed Location] where I had the distinct joy of finally meeting Thorn, the editor-in-chief of Instigator Magazine (pictured above). Thorn is a uniquely twisted fuck and entertaining character to say the very least. I liked him immediately and haven’t laughed so much in months.

Yesterday afternoon I gave Derek a good lashing at the last play party of the weekend. We said our goodbyes to friends; happy to hear we would be seeing many of them over MAL and IML next year. Then, a quiet evening at home with Doug watching a movie (Bully).

As I write this entry, the boys are off to work and I am left to pack and head off to the airport. I miss them both already, with a passion that brings tears to my eyes. It will be a month before a get to see them again and I will be counting the days.