What is RopeMarks Ryū?
RopeMarks Ryū is one of, if not, the oldest traditional Japanese rope bondage Ryū in the Netherlands and Europe. It was officially founded in 1999 by Bob of RopeMarks.
RopeMarks Ryū is designed to easily understand essential Japanse rope bondage (kinbaku) skills.
To understand the concept of RopeMarks Ryū you need to understand the general concept of a ryū. Simply put a ryū can be described as a style, as in a certain way of doing something or as a school of thought or discipline.
RopeMarks Ryū is a traditional school developed by Bob of RopeMarks that is the synthesis of many aspects of the deceptive simplicity of Kinbaku and Hojojutsu. It is designed to teach you essential skills and techniques with an emphasis on technical, physical and emotional safety.
Even with its roots in tradition RopeMarks Ryū will continuously develop, always changing, flowing and maturing with new insights. Some basics will never change but as long as people consciously and subconsciously learn, develop and grow so RopeMarks Ryū will develop, grow and mature.
Pillars of RopeMarks Ryū
RopeMarks Ryū is designed on a number of pillars to allow its students to easily understand and learn essential Japanese rope bondage skills.