Sean Grey entered the Dallas BDSM community in the spring of 2006 through Dallas TNG and began his leather journey about a year later at South Plains Leatherfest. In his first year in the lifestyle, he doubled his income, lost a wife, took on two slaves, learned a whole lot about SM, and developed the two skills that he most wanted to learn: bullwhip and rope suspension. He believed that he was bulletproof. Over the next two years, he proceeded to lose his job, both slaves, and just about everything else (except the bullwhip and suspension bit); he learned that he was not quite as bulletproof as he had previously suspected. Sadder but wiser, he discovered that Dominance would be more work than he originally thought, that even the most dedicated slave cannot fix a broken Master, that this community is compassionate beyond all reason, that SM has little to do with success in relationships, and that “here” is exactly where he belongs.
He is an accomplished photographer, a former staff member at Sanctuary for the Lifestyle Arts, a former leader of DFWBound 2, former member of the NLA-Dallas Executive committee and past leader of Dallas TNG. More recently he was on the board of NARIX for their inaugural event and he is currently the Education coordinator for Bondage Expo Dallas. His current project is Advanced Bondage Education Dallas. He is passionate about his culture, his community, and his family.
2017 Class Offerings
Observation and Suggestion
Too often, our bondage becomes about what the rope is doing, rather than what the people are doing. In this class, we will discuss and develop the skill of passionate, intense, observation and the results that can be achieved by taking the information observed and feeding “suggestions” back into the scene. If skillfully executed, a feedback loop can be created that takes both partners on a journey. This is a soft skills class appropriate for all levels, we will tie on the ground, but no ties will be taught.
So much can be accomplished with minimal force and effort if the balance and leverage of the body is used with subtle cues and pressures. When combined with focused intent and a devious mind, entire scenes can be had with fairly simple ties, and dramatic effects can be had by simply repositioning the body to escalate stress and intensify exposure. We will learn 3 basic positions, Sieza, Broken Sieza, and Agura, and we will learn (hands on) an approach to tying these positions and transitioning between them. Applications of these same principles and approaches will also be demonstrated in partial and low suspension to intense effect.
Prerequisites: The ability to tie a solid upper body tie (Gote, Maete, Teppo, Pillow hands, all work) and solid fundamentals. Bottoms should be able to kneel for a few minutes without severe discomfort.
Type: Hands On
Akechi Lineage TK Tuneup
TK’s are boooring and dangerous, but how well do you tie them? This is an advanced class for those that care to obsess over the details of 3 rope (or 4 or 5) Takate Kote Shibari in the various styles that have emerged from the huge influence of Akechi Denki. (IE Kanna, Kinoko, Osada Steve, Kazami, et al.) This class will be very detail oriented and is intended for those that consider learning this tie to be the work of a lifetime. We will discuss adaptation for different bodies and positions, variable and progressive tension, appropriate deflection, Load shift recovery, and other esoteric ideas.
Prerequisites: The ability to tie a 3 rope gote or TK, without prompting, and the ability to participate in civil discourse about passionately held beliefs and matters of faith such as kannukis.
Type: Hands On