We have just launched our 10 years anniversary photo book ‘TEN’.

You can see our style developing through the years as time technique and inspiration have changed us.

It’s available to pre order on this page and shows our development over that period.

Pre-order TEN here

Welcome to Studio Kokoro

Our dedicated Kinbaku space

Welcome to our dedicated Kinbaku space. We welcome everyone at the studio our passion is dedicated to our favourite genre of rope bondage… Kinbaku and its history and culture.

It is our mission to promote what we love and to spread that love and build a community which embraces all we love in rope bondage.

We have been locked down a long time due to the COVID-19 crisis but we’re hoping to be open again soon.

We miss all our friends at the studio and hope to see you all again sooner rather than later.

Virtual Classes

Studio Kokoro Virtual Classes Will continue

We have been putting up virtual streaming classes and videos recently. Many people have asked if we’re going to continue with these after we are able to open our doors again.

Certainly we will. We have been very touched by the positive responses we’ve had to our virtual classes. We will definitely keep on with our virtual classes where this does not conflict with our teaching principles.

We feel we have had a breakthrough with geographical boundaries and have enjoyed connecting with the global rope scene during this time that we want to continue to connect by continuing to offer monthly virtual class, even after we can open our studio doors again.

Thank you and stay safe!

Regular Events (Suspended due to Covid)

Our rope jam is a very relaxed event with plenty of tying and social interaction. We pride ourselves on the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of our events and the rope jam is an excellent example of this ethos.

We love seeing everyone tying and having fun. Even if you don’t have a partner then please still come along and interact with everyone at the event. It’s well worth getting to know everyone and enjoying the atmosphere and social aspects of the event.

Tied up Tuesday is a relaxed and friendly event for all our local regulars.

We wanted to create an event which would encourage the building of our local community in the surrounding areas of Nottingham, Derby, Sheffield, and beyond.

Feel free to come along and tie and socialise in a super relaxed atmosphere at the studio.

We’re always happy to see new people.

The rope bottom school is brought to you by Clover, her vision is about bringing together all voices of rope regardless of style or role. The focus of these events will be on the bottom side of rope.

People are welcome to lab ties from the bottoms perspective too.

We will look at things like, communication, vetting, personal responsibility, discuss problematic ties, what skills are valued for rope bottoming and how this school can help provide that. What educators we might like to see.

Rope school is sadly temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis. We will return with rope school once the crisis is over.