Introduction to the stemless Takate Kote (evening crash course)

The Stemless TK 2018

Meet the basic pre-requisites for Course 2 & Course 3.

Learn the basic principles and various ways to build a stemless Takate Kote (or ‘TK’) with Fred and Anna in this 3 hour evening class.

Who can come to this class? This class is suitable for beginners and all levels, but those with prior knowledge of the TK and especially those who have attended our TK classes before will get the most out of it. We have ‘Two Together’ and ‘Individual’ tickets available so you can come on your own or with a partner. If you come on your own you will be able to pair up with someone else on an individual ticket during the class and you will be switching throughout the class (tying and being tied).

What should I bring and what do I wear? We have ropes you can use during the class and we have a communal kitchenette, fridge and microwave. Tea and coffee are free but you should bring your food and snacks (we have plates and cutlery you can use). People usually wear comfortable clothing like yoga or dance attire. We advise against loose fitting clothing and also jeans can sometimes feel a bit restrictive to move around in and difficult to tie on.

When does it take place? This is an evening class. It  takes place on a Wednesday August 14th from 7:00pm to 10:30pm.

Who teaches this class? The class is taught by studio owners Fred Hatt and Anna Bones. They have been doing rope together since 2013 and are regularly invited to teach and perform inside and outside the UK.  For more information, visit their personal website here.

How much does this cost? £45 per couple/pair.

Ticket link: here.

Class description:

In this class we will cover:

• Stem or stemless? Why, when, how and what for?
• Basic principles and structure of stemless TKs
• Various possible patterns for building a stemless TK
• The current (and very varied!) ideas behind the mechanics of ‘shoulder locking’ and achieving stable ‘high hands’ positions and what may work for you and your partner(s)
• Various methods to attach mainlines to stemless TKs (in contrast to stem based TKs)

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