Studio Kink Assistant Instructor: 2019 - present
Mike first started using rope several years ago in photoshoots, using his background in ropehandling from climbing and industrial rigging to emulate patterns seen elsewhere. As he began to shoot more and more skilled shibari riggers, he saw that rope was much more than a pretty pattern.
In 2016 he began attending classes and workshops at Studio Kink. And at the start of 2017, travelled to Japan to intensify his learning. Since that time he has continued his learning from some of the worlds best Nawashi and has recently stepped up to give some of that back to the rope community here.
Mike is a vocal advocate of safety, consent and education and believes that rope (like any BDSM activity) is about communication, connection and energy.