About Us

The LA Rope Dojo is located in Koreatown at 2nd and Western.

Our address is:

4406 West 2nd St.  #202

Los Angeles, CA 90004

Founded in 2011, the LA Rope Dojo is dedicated to providing safe and traditional training in the Japanese art of kinbaku.  We offer regular classes, workshops, intensives, and events to help build the LA rope and kinbaku community.  We have brought Grandmaster Yukimura Haruki and rope master Akira Naka to Los Angeles to offer seminars and workshops.

The dojo operates as an extension of two schools of Japanese kinbaku, the first created by Urato Hiroshi, rope master for many of the Japanese SM films of the 1970s and 1980s, as well as editor and publisher of SM magazines during the “Golden Age” of kinbaku publication.  The second school is Yukimura Ryu, the style of kinbaku created by Grandmaster Yukimura Haruki.

Master K and Zetsu are the only licensed instructors of Yukimura Ryu (often refered to as “Newaza” or “Carressing Style”) in North America, each holding certificates (menkyo) certifying then as “Instructors First Class” in Yukimura’s style, an horo presented to them in person by Yukimura Sensei at his rope dojo in Ebisu.