Kokoro (Japanese: 心) and means ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ’emotion’, ‘spirit’, ‘soul’, we feel is a good sentiment for our studio. Studio Kokoro is something of a dream for us but one we’re now making reality.
Like everything in our life this is a partnership and a shared dream to which we bring complimentary skills and ambitions.
We want very much to create a unique space with its own personality capable of hosting a variety of events and activities. We hope it will develop along with its use and the people who become part of its life.
What is Shibari?
In the world outside of Japan it describes the art of Japanese style rope bondage.
This site is dedicated to my pursuit of that art.
Free Shibari prints!
Free shibari prints
We’re offering a free print of our original art work to anyone who has our bondage work tattooed on them.
It’s really amazing to see our work tattooed on someone. I can’t say what a compliment it is for us to see our shibari on someone’s body!
Who are we?
We’re WykD Dave & Clover a couple from the UK (though Clover is Irish) who love and live shibari bondage.
We teach our style of bondage all over the world combining education for tops and bottoms since 2010.
Dave is an internationally recognised rigger and his work has appeared in motion pictures, music videos, fashion magazines & Paris’ Louvre gallery amongst many others.
Copenhagen, Denmark Event passed on 22nd Feb 2018
Tokyo, Japan Event passed on 7th Mar 2018
Beachbind, Jamaica Rope-Topia. Be WykD for a week! Event passed on 7th Apr 2018
Bondage Expo Dallas, USA Event passed on 27th Apr 2018
Anatomie Studio London, UK Event passed on 26th May 2018
Desert Bound Phoenix Arizona, USA Event passed on 28th Jun 2018
Turin, Italy Event passed on 11th May 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark Event passed on 9th Feb 2019 (SOLD OUT)
Bondage Expo Dallas, USA Today!
Tokyo, Japan Event passed on 27th Apr 2019
Beachbind, Jamaica Rope-Topia. Be WykD for a week! Event passed on 4th May 2019
Beachbind (mini-camp), Jamaica Rope-Topia. Be WykD for a week! Event passed on 11th May 2019
Kinkfest, UK Event passed on 10th Aug 2019
Wild & WykD II, UK Event passed on 12th Oct 2019
What is this shibari stuff all about?
This site is about shibari bondage. It’s not the bondage of the tabloid press and sensationalist headlines that forget the human beings beneath the surface of the paper selling stories.
This is about the bondage called shibari or kinbaku that comes from the humanity of those that participate in this fascinating practice. This is shibari done with love and care. This is kinbaku that is done because it is beautiful, because it is an expression of love.
This is about the kind of shibari that I find beautiful and heartbreaking, the kind of kinbaku that I find most emotional
This is a world of intense emotion and sensation.
An expression I find particularly useful in describing this is ‘beautiful suffering’. It is where sensation is taken to the limits of what is possible, where emotion is experienced to its utmost. It is where we are alive as completely as we can be while being as together as we can.
It is also about the shibari art I love.
In the living experience of these moments in rope it is our utopia.
I don’t do rope, I do people (but I do them with rope).
Shibari travel & Bondage performance blogs.
More shibari travels blogs coming up soon, the latest from out trip to LA is up now and I promise I’m working to bring you up to date with the remaining blogs I’m behind with.
Also we have some epic travels coming up. Looking forward to sharing those. I’m really going to have to start keeping a diary.
We were very happy to be invited back to BeachBind and we were very much looking forward to it. This is really a unique event taking place over a full week at a beautiful inclusive resort in Jamaica (Hedonism II). The atmosphere and the setting are incredible and the pace of the event is just perfect.
Recent posts and opinions about the world of shibari bondage
We had a wonderful time at the Warsaw Shibari Dojo in Poland. Our visit was short but very enjoyable (and a bit exhausting). We hope we'll be going again soon. The weekend began with a [...]
It was wonderful to be back in Tokyo again. We’ve been to Japan a few times and really enjoy it. We were excited but relaxed as we made our way from Narita airport to our accommodation. We like using AirBnB rather than hotels so we can have a private space where we can leave our stuff and relax. Also we buy our own food and eat out a lot more allowing us to experience more of Japan.
We have had some amazing compliments in our time but there is something amazing beyond normal description about learning someone has had your work tattooed on their bodies. We have been told by some that a particular image represents what they love about bondage to them. I can’t begin to tell you how it feels to hear something like that. In recognition of this we have decided to show our appreciation to everyone who has our bondage work tattooed on them by giving them a free print of the image they had tattooed.
Recent shibari bondage galleries
- Coconut rope bondage, tongue bondage, neck rope, suspension and inversion bondage.wykd2018-03-24T21:24:31+00:00
- Brief but beautiful kinbaku bondage session with Red Riding Bratwykd2018-03-24T18:49:21+00:00
- FarieWillow Shibari bondage shoot, beautiful Kinbakuwykd2017-06-29T20:16:18+00:00
- Shibari shoot with Ankrah Beautiful Kinbaku bondagewykd2018-01-12T21:02:04+00:00
- Whitecell & Darkcell 2010 Shibari bondage couple shootwykd2016-07-04T18:34:19+00:00
- Solestria shibari bondage shoot in Atlanta Georgia 2012wykd2016-06-11T20:02:16+00:00
- Adreena Winters in Beautiful Shibari bondage session.wykd2016-10-28T16:39:58+00:00
- SapphiereBlu Shibari bondage and suspension shoot 2012wykd2016-10-28T16:39:59+00:00
- Bondage with Xenia Seurat, SkinnyRedhead, Maya Hommerton and Cloverwykd2014-10-28T00:15:06+00:00
- Ruby Rosetta (Rosetta Stoned) shibari bondage shoot.wykd2016-10-28T16:39:59+00:00
Shibari bondage videos
- BED Shibari show at the Church Dallas 2017 (Kanna & Kagura)wykd2017-05-17T22:51:29+00:00
- BED Shibari show at the Church Dallas 2017 (M0co & Beemo)wykd2017-05-17T22:52:04+00:00
We live only for the moment, in which we admire the splendour of the moonlight, the snow, the cherry blossom and the colours of the maple-leaves. We enjoy the day, warmed by wine, without allowing the poverty which stares us in the face to restore our sobriety. In this drifting – like a pumpkin carried along by the current of the river – we do not allow ourselves to be discouraged for a moment.
This is what is called the floating, fleeting world.
~Ukiyo Monogatari by Asai Ryoi
We are kinky, we are lascivious we are lustful we are experience junkies, we are sensualists.
From everything I know of myself and my friends, what we ultimately want is to experience life and our partners. The sensations of our experience, our interactions, the experience of our reaction to the reactions of others. Everything in kink is I think on some level about experience and sensation.
Why? Because it makes us alive. Life is about experience, the things that happen in it both good and bad.
As individuals in kink I think many are driven by the need to extend our experiences beyond the mundane, to not be limited in our experiences. To take an experience otherwise unpleasant and to pervert that into a sensual feast for the kinkster is I think the obvious expression of this.
Spanking, beating, flogging, caning, restraint, rope, chains, whips and all manner of roleplay scenario are pressed into the service of this goal. People roleplay and act out taboos. In fact this is one of the things that people misunderstand. Something that would in reality be very unpleasant is taken and turned into something fun, thrilling, erotic. To fail to understand the distinction between playing with the idea of something and the thing itself is to fail to understand how these kinds of play work entirely.
All of these things are about vivid, intense experiences. In extremis we are brought more presently into the moment we live and live that moment more completely.
Sometimes kinksters are reviled as sub human, freaks, lacking in feeling and empathy. This is I believe the opposite of the truth. It is very human to seek experience. I think those that limit their experiences are strange. I give my partner experiences and sensation because I have empathy, because in those moments we are so connected.
We yearn to experience… It’s only human.
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