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tomo

tomo is a slave with a deep passion for devotion and surrender and is honored to be owned by her Master, Ms Rhonda. She identifies as a butch leatherdyke and has been a part of the leather community for two decades. As a founding member of the Dyke Uniform Corps, she often speaks publically on wearing uniforms as a fetish. tomo was a Producer of International Ms Leather Weekend (IMsL) for six years, and is a member of MAsT: Sacramento, MAsT: San Francisco and The Exiles. tomo is a martial arts instructor with thirty years of teaching experience. She has been greatly affected as a slave and instructor in the leather community, not only by her extensive physical training in martial arts techniques but also by the deep D/s roots of her traditional Japanese martial arts background. As a professional educator, she values passing on knowledge and has presented at numerous national events and local groups on both M/s topics and physical BDSM technique. tomo often shares her experience by mentoring on M/s and D/s lifestyles and has served as a judge at Master/slave and Leather Contests.

tomo’s classes:

Jujutsu and Hojojutsu
Pressure Points To Cause Pain
When The Collar Comes Off



Jujutsu and Hojojutsu

Takedowns from Jujutsu, a Japanese martial art used for self defense, will be modified for safe use by the BDSM practitioner. Once the bottom is taken down, a Hojojutsu tie will be applied to subdue and restrain the bottom. Hojojutsu is a Japanese martial art of securing a prisoner with rope. Hojojutsu ties are designed such that rope attacks air, energy, and blood pathways. Emphasis in this class will be placed on "keeping the technique real" so that it works on both the subdued and non-compliant bottom. Everyone will have the opportunity to practice both the takedown and the tie. Please bring your own hojojutsu rope (twisted 1/8" rope approximately 20' length) or similar. tomo will have rope to lend to participants for in-class practice.


Pressure Points To Cause Pain

Meridians are energy pathways in the body commonly used in martial arts, acupressure and acupuncture. Along these pathways are many points that can cause intense pain without injury or marks. Pressure points can be used with little strength on all body types. We will discover and practice several effective pressure points to get your bottom's attention, cause pain, takedown or subdue. The proper and most effective ways to activate these points will be shown using parts of your own body to press, and other objects to intensify the sensation. Safety and health concerns will be discussed to insure that this play is fun and safe. Participation is not required, however this is a hands-on class so get ready to grab somebody willing and watch them make great faces!


When The Collar Comes Off

There is much celebration in our community when a collar is placed on a submissive/boy/girl/slave. At that joyous time, it is difficult to think about a day when it might be removed. Applying their experience in M/s and D/s relationships, Ms Rhonda and tomo will guide the class through an exploration of the collar coming off and all of the challenges that go along with it from the perspective of both Master and slave. We will look at why the end of a power dynamic is much more difficult than the end of a peer relationship, what we can do to take care of ourselves, how to move on in a healthy way and what steps can be taken during the planning stages of a relationship to decrease the pain of a possible ending.