Workshops

More Overpowering – More Rough Body Play

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This workshop is as well an introduction as a continuation. It’s for all those who haven’t yet taken part in a Rough Body Play weekend with Frank and Sheila. And it’s for the many participants of our “classic” workshop that took place in October 2016, who asked for a continuation with new ideas and more input. Both workshops complement each other and you can start with either of them.

BDSM leads us to a vast, strange and beautiful
wealth of sometimes complex perceptions and
feelings which are beyond those who are “classically“
connected with lust, love and sex. In this workshop Frank and Sheila will create a protected safe space in which to experiment with the sensuality of different “rough” actions, especially the interplay between gentle and more powerful contact. It will become apparent how experiences of strength, control and intense stimuli can evoke a wide range of feelings – from lust and pleasure to a meditative state of mind.

Subjugation scenarios are among the most widespread and elementary erotic fantasies. Yet only few of us act on them and create real-life scenarios where our partner’s playful resistance is overcome in a sensual manner. The primary reason generally is an uncertainty about how to realize such scenarios safely and consensually.

Overpowering games are a form of Rough Body Play (RBP) – a very direct physical manifestation of BDSM. Its focus is less on tools and toys but rather on direct physical contact through physical dominance or stylized confrontation between a “top” and a “bottom”. RBP allows us to experience our own strength and power in a particularly acute way. Despite its obvious physical aspect, Rough Body Play also features a strong psychological component. However, it derives its particular fascination from its unique “carnal” appeal and its use of certain symbols of violence. In their unique concept, Frank & Sheila blend elements of martial arts, playful fighting and BDSM and turn them into arts of pleasure and kink.

Topics will include:

Body dominance
BDSM kick boxing
controlled scenarios with more than one top
heavy impact play
guiding one’s partner to the ground safely
holds
forms of pain processing
leg scissors
wrestling dominance
sexy intimidation
the use of language etc.

The workshop is hands-on and there will be plenty of time to experiment and play.

Who is this workshop for?

The workshop is intended not just for experienced BDSM players of all genders who are interested in carnal scenarios, but also for those who are seeking to take a first step towards BDSM (the focus on one’s body and feelings rather than on tools can be helpful here). And it further addresses anyone who, regardless of BDSM, enjoys these kinds of interactions.

To those who may find the topic confrontational we would suggest to contact us prior to registering. We’ll be happy to answer your questions in order to find out if this workshop is right for you at this time. Previous experience with martial arts or an above average level of fitness is not required, but please be sure to meet the basic health requirements for engaging in physical activity.
We welcome single people and moresomes of any kind and gender. In order to maintain a gender balance, we may have to create a waiting list.

About Frank and Sheila

Frank is a kinky self-defense teacher who runs his own martial arts school. With Playfighting and Rough Body Play he developed his own and unique approach to bring together his passion for martial arts and playful fighting.

Sheila, Franks partner in crime, has a diverse bodywork background – she practices Shiatsu, breath work, dance, martial arts and is a contact communication trainer. She co-organizes the Xplore Vienna Festival and is an adventurer with body and soul.

Frank & Sheila have two decades of experience with BDSM under their belt and presented workshops on Playfighting, Rough Body Play (Kinky Kung Fu), Water Wrestling, Dominance and Breath Control all over Europe and in Australia, including Osho Leela, Schwelle 7 and Sacred Pleasures.

Practical information
When: May 6 & 7, 2017
What time: 11.00 – 18.30 (approx, we might run a bit later)
Where: Utrecht
How much: early bird tickets (until March 1): 100 euro, late bird tickets (after March 1): 125 euro
Buy your ticket here.

If money is an issue for you, please get in touch and we can see what the possibilities are for attending the workshop.

Please note, tickets are not refundable. If you bought a ticket and for some reason can’t make it to the workshop, we can see if we can help with bringing you in touch with people on our waiting list who are looking for a tickets. But we can’t give any guarantees.

The Rough Body Play workshop is organized by Marije Janssen, initiator of a wide range of events around sexuality, amongst others: Get a Room!, Ongelooflijk Genieten Symposium, Hands On Festival and much more.