Jake and Laced
Jake started his rope journey slowly.
It was only when MissEvilGen opened formal training via Kazami-ryu in Queensland that he became serious about rope bondage. Dedication to this style of Shibari paid off when he became the first person in Oceania to graduate from Level 4 in Kazami-ryu.
In early 2018 Jake completed intensive training in Tokyo under Hajime Kinoko and was asked to become his teacher in Australia and in doing so became the first person outside of Japan to be officially certified to teach Kinoko’s beautiful style of shibari.
In June 2018 Jake and Laced opened Nawa Musubi where they teach Kinoko’s Ichinawa-kai curriculum, as well as collaborate with local riggers, models and artists for personal projects.
Jake and Laced recently returned from Tokyo where they performed at “Jyo-mon“ with other Ichinawa-kai alumi at Kabukicho DX .
Laced has been rope modelling since 2015, gaining experience over the last few years thanks to weekly classes, workshops and private lessons in Australia, and travelling to Japan to model for private intensives.
Laced has been learning to tie since late 2016. She loves the consistency of modelling for classes and workshops, and with her wealth of experience she assists in the running of Nawa Musubi, sharing knowledge and assisting models in particular as much as possible during classes.
Her major rope loves are twisted suspensions, bendy things and anything that can take her that little bit further in that moment in the rope.