Docvale – rigger
Docvale is a French kinbakushi (rigger) who has been interested in shibari from the BDSM world since 2007. In 2011, he meets Tyka and they begin to practice ropes together, influenced by Kinoko Hajime and Wildties styles.
In 2012, he began to teach kinbaku in Paris with his friend Wildties in a very regular way. At the same time, Tyka and he start doing workshops and performances across Europe.
The psychological aspect of ropes becomes more and more important for him and it is at this precise moment that he discovers the semenawa of Naka Akira. This style of kinbaku is a form of very psychological Japanese bondage which answer to all Docvale BDSM expectations, then he decides to devote himself entirely to this style of kinbaku. He becomes one of the first riggers to practice this style.
In continuation of their first meeting with Akira Naka in Rome in July 2015, Tyka and Docvale travel to Japan in March 2016 to meet the sensei (master) of the style. The purpose of their trip is to confront their work with the opinion of the latter.
From then, and on the recommendation of Naka Akira and Wildties, Docvale begins to work on his own style of ropes. After a year of trying to figure out which way to go, Docvale ended up getting a glimpse of what his own kinbaku might be and starting to move on his own path in which we can easily pick up old school kinbaku influences.