SHIBARI'S BRIEF HISTORY IN BRAZIL

The first Shibari Workshop in Brazil took place in Valhalla la in 2000, Highlander who was an artist and fan of manga, made the first public moorings and shibari workshop in Brazil, including the privilege of attending some.
In 2001 with encouragement from Barbara Reine and half a dozen photos, in the race and breaking my head with lots of trial and error I did my first work for three kkkkk people, as it was hard to get people interested in shibari at the beginning of BDSM.
Shibari in Japan was something very closed and traditional, a Master only taught disciples and of course Japanese, would never teach a Gaijin, so when you read that some foreigner learned shibari from some real Japanese master at the time, you can believe it's internet chat, Today I don't know money buys everything.
I never forgot the first comment about work ..... "YoY this Shibari guy is boring as fuck kkkkk"
Unfortunately no photos were allowed inside Valhalla and we didn't have any digital cameras at all, and already thought to reveal photos of people tied up at the time, it was sure to end up at the police station, as many practitioners were, but that's another kkkk story.
With the closing of Valhalla, the BDSM community and we were on the street, the way was to find a new place, so with Misty (bond) we started to organize Works at Bar Artes, so the oldest records I have of the workshops are these photos made at Bar Artes in 2002.
Meeting in a vanilla location was tricky because even though the homeowner was a sympathizer, she needed at least 15 people to pay for the exclusivity of the place, and sometimes I had to cover the difference in my pocket, sometimes there weren't even 10 people. And it was in one of these works that I met my friend AMO who became the first serious shibari researcher in Brazil.
With the opening of the first Dominna in 2003 we have a place for meetings and workshops again, well ..... after we insisted a lot on shibari around 2004, Shibari fell in love with the BDSM community.
The first woman I saw doing a shibari mooring was in 2004, the dearest friend I still love Domme Sadic to this day.
Too bad to have so few photos for the history of shibari in houses like Valhalla, Arts, Zillertal, Amsterdam, Dominna among others ... Too bad there was no camera phone at the time, these photos were taken with DISKETE camera even the sony model MAVICA, with low resolution to fit 30 photos on 1.4 Megas floppy disk.
I say for sure that we were passionate about shibari, we had no videos, few photos, zero information, we had no shibari strings, yet I did more than 30 shibari workshops until 2007, we never charged a penny, on the contrary we paid, the difficulty information about shibari does not allow very complex moorings, which took more than 2 years for me to be able to make a suspension, and I was able to make one at the 24/7 meeting of 2004 the first public that I know.
Over time fantastic people showed up at the meetings, practically teaching instead of necessarily coming to learn, of course I dare not mention names to not forget others.
Of course the technical level of the shibaristas today is tremendously higher than what we were doing at the time, as there are shibari classes in a million videos and the material resources like ropes and encounters is enormous.
Well this is the story of the beginning of the Brazilian shibari that I experienced and the people of that time saw it happen, so I thought it was nice to register here, if anyone has another and can prove it, because today BDSM is full, it will be a pleasure to add, This is because we know that after Valhalla, many meetings started happening in many corners, not to mention other fantastic bondagistas such as my Big Brother Tyrant, one of the best I've ever seen and learned, when I arrived at BDSM he already had too much.

MASTER YoY

 

Arts bar debuting new floppy camera in 2002
First Brazilian Meeting to commemorate International BDSM Day, 24/7 at Club Dominna 2004
Meetings and works at ClubeDominna I
Meetings and works at ClubeDominna II