All of us here are so pleased we ‘hooked up’ with DJ Fet.

Gary met her just after arriving in the UK from Moscow to set up some workshops and demos here in Brighton. They met to talk about what they both did and soon worked together on a demo and a photoshoot.

DJ Fet is available for Private tuition for advanced students.

Look out for advanced and intermediate classes with Shibari 4 Beginners and DJ Fet in the near future.

DJ Fet:

Writing a blog about yourself is always amusing.
I either comes across as some socially awkward geek or a narcissistic douche, plus anything amusing that I write I delete as it is only ever funny in my head. So this is me trying not to be any of those.

“One of the most common things that I get asked after WTF is shibari is why do I like it?

That is like asking a dancer why they like dancing. it is something that becomes so ingrained into a person that it fuses to their DNA.”

I suppose overall I guess that I just really like people and get enthusiastic about people, chatting with them, listening to them, hearing their stories; I am always wanting to know more.

I got into shibari partly because of the aesthetic but mostly because I have a very fast brain and being bound forced me to only focus on the moment rather that whizzing off thinking about a million different other things. It did this like no other activity that I have ever done including yoga, meditating, running etc. However, due to my fast brain I was able to pick up how to tie faster than a lot of other people who were around me at the time. Out of frustration, because teaching from inside the ropes is an amazing skill, I learnt to tie.

Of course I was useless at first but I am a bit of a tenacious bugger and practice makes perfect. I am a bit obsessive about practicing if I am being honest. Plodding along doing my thing with rope was fine but I also wanted to learn more however funding would not always allow it.

Here I was a single mum on the south coast with a passion for rope. Being a genius at thinking outside of the box I decided to set up the South Coast Shibari Group (SCSG) with a couple of friends and would invite instructors down to do workshops as well as teaching what limited knowledge was in my head. Teaching really cements what you know into your practice and each time you run a group or a workshop your students show you things that you have not thought about.
Thus I began to really hone my teaching skills.

shibari brighton

Spool forward to when I met Gary who runs Shibari 4 Beginners I had been running SCSG for quite some time and it had been established as a great place to go and learn rope.

I had created the only psychology and rope workshop in the world and had been teaching that at various places around the UK including London, Bristol, Liverpool, and the London Festival of Rope Art.

That is the ‘how’ of my rope journey but not really the ‘why’. Going back to the second paragraph rope is all about communication; like a dance, two people connecting at a non verbal, physical, emotional level; going on a journey that only the pair of them will experience as every journey is different. I understand that people come to rope from so many different directions and some people go on to understand the spiritual aspects of rope and why it absorbs people at that level.

I am at that level and my personal rope journey is just that, mine and I am not sure where it will take me.

However, allowing others to be introduced to this great connective, emotional, intense, and sexy practice is an amazing feeling, it gives me a real buzz.

You see…there I go being all enthusiastic about meeting people again.

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