Time & Location
Sep 24, 2022, 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Upline, 1 Hartford Square, New Britain, CT 06052, USA
About the Event
This event is a two class combo. The first class will cover the basics of Hojo cuffs and is suitable for everyone. The second class is recommended for people who have some experience tying/those with some suspension experience and cannot be taken separately from the first class. Please note that you only need to buy one of the two tickets for this event. If you want to take just the basic class, buy the $25 ticket. If you want to attend both the basic and the Plus class buy the $40 ticket. Be sure to read the entire class description for both before purchasing tickets.
About the Class
Hojo Logic: The hojo cuff is an important tool in any riggers tool box. It's infinitely useful, showing up often in both patternless floorwork and high level suspension harness patterns. It requires excellent tension management and rope handling skills. The endless possibilities for its application means that newer and more experienced riggers can look forward to building a skill that will offer them hours of practice, challenge them creatively, and improve their rope across the board. This course will start from the basics of what a hojo cuff is, will use hojo cuffs to recreate familiar bondage forms, and will end with free-form applications of hojo cuffs.
There are no prerequisites for this class. This class will take 2 hours.
Hojo Logic+: For the riggers with previous knowledge of suspension lines and bottoms with some suspension experience, we're going to add some extra tension to our hojo constructions! This class will build on what was covered in the previous class, offering participants the tools to think critically about their hojo messes and masterpieces. With a solid understanding of what it means to build a functional friction and reinforced stem, both messes and masterpieces can be turned into structurally sound harnesses capable of withstanding a bit of extra load. The class will culminate with an exploration of how to safely add suspension lines to these free-form hojo cuff constructions, greatly enhancing the potential for playing with this style of tying.
Participants must have taken the previously offered hojo logic class. Riggers must have previously studied suspension techniques (partial or full) and bottoms should have knowledge of the risks associated with suspension, signs of nerve compression, and enough suspension experience to feel comfortable communicating with their rigger while tied. This class will take 90 minutes.
About the Presenter
fuoco began her rope journey as a bottom in Phoenix ten years ago and shortly thereafter moved to London, where much of her early rope learning happened. Upon moving back to the US, she began presenting at cons and intensives around the country sharing her love of rope. As an educator, she's decidedly non-dogmatic in her approach to teaching. Her classes aim to help bottoms to better understand their bodies in movement, and to offer riggers the knowledge to adapt their tying to the unique needs of their partners.
When she’s not doing rope, fuoco is a professional acrobat. Her dedicated study of the mechanics of the body make her especially interested in developing more comprehensive education for bottoms informed by these practices. She's also a leftist who believes that kink is inherently political. She strives to bring her politics, her values, and an accountability for those values into her teaching spaces.
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS - MASKS REQUIRED
The following precautions will be in place for this event:
- For this event, masks will be mandatory inside the building at all times except when eating or drinking.
- Our capacity (guests, staff, and presenters included) will be capped at 24 people.
- Upon entry, you must present your CDC vaccination card, electronic vaccine passport, or state-issued vaccination certificate that shows that you have received your original COVID-19 vaccinations as well as a booster along with your government-issued ID to check for a name match on the card/certificate/passport. You will not be admitted into the event if you do not present these documents. If your medical professional has advised you that you cannot get a booster at this time or you are ineligible for one because it has been less than 5 months since your last vaccination dose an exception will be granted.
Hojo Logic Plus (Admit One)
Basic + advanced class