The face-up suspension progression


This progression starts with a single-rope "corset" tie around the waist. It continues with a tasuki () type of takatekote (高手小手). Attach one suspension line each to the front of the chest and to the "corset". Then lift up one leg at a time to achieve perfect perpendicularity.

Congratulations, you can now find work as a magician on a cruise ship!

You can now transition into inverted suspension by first bringing the ankles up to the suspension point, then slowly releasing the chest suspension line.

At each point in the progression allow your rope partner time and space to express herself and encourage her to gracefully dance in the air.

As a bonus tie in this workshop, we then do a quick double-feet binder and explore ways to achieve body control.

Levitation


This is part I of the progression where we make out rope partner float parallel to the floor.

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Inversion


This is part II of the progression after we have released the chest suspension line.

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Feet Binder


This is a feet binder demo where we learn about leverage and center of gravity in order to smoothly control our rope partner's body movements.

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$30/month

Face-up Suspension / Aomukezuri / 仰向け吊り

The Levitation Special

In this workshop, we start with a three-rope tasuki gote (襷後手). Once a simple rope corset is added and each leg is lifted we will employ our spirit level to simulate levitation like a magician on the cruise ship.