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.

Zetsu is a licensed instructor of Yukimura Ryu (often refered to as “Newaza” or “Carressing Style”) in North America, holds a certificate (menkyo) certifying him as “Instructor First Class” in Yukimura’s style, an honor presented to him in person by Yukimura Sensei at his rope dojo in Ebisu in 2013.