I put this together at the insistence of a Submissive female, (Darlene c.) whose opinion I respect greatly, as she is now in the United Kingdom and I am here in the United States, and it seemed a good way to share information with each other and others.
My Name is Domino, and I am headmaster of the Oakland school of shadows. (OSS)
We specialize in Real time bondage, training, and submission.
Domino is not my given Name but a play on the words “Dom in Oakland”
I formally established this school and it’s protocols* in 1998, after spending a great deal of time with a submissive with whom I was greatly smitten. Her suggestion turned out to be a stroke of genius from which I have benefited greatly. (thank heaven for genius women)
I am studied in the disciplines of Shibari, (Japanese rope bondage) world religions, languages, martial arts, massage, first aid, (I have never need to apply this during or after instruction other than the occasional use of ice, and cooling salves for welts) voice control, Literature, cooking, Herbal Medicine, and make continual study, travel and learning the highest priority in my life as I enter into my 50’s I bring all of this into play when needed in training, however, often merely relying on my intuition, timing, and confidence works where no amount of study would.
I have trained numerous submissives in my lifetime formally, and quite a few more informally, in the arts of submission, including grace training, proper dress, undressing, movement, speech, sexual positions, languages, service, pain training, bondage, spanking, whipping, caning, role playing scenarios, voice control, emotional release, sexual psychic reading, and a number of other skills including martial arts, traveling, and performing social functions. I have also often been a student of some submissives, in arts where they knew something I did not, (a constant occurrence) and I am grateful to have learned from them. A submissive or slave is not pretty window dressing to me, but a gift from fate, a chance for me to learn again, and for me, intelligence and grace outweigh all other considerations.
For the most part, women under my care, come away released, freer, and with a knowledge of self, and also the male psyche, that they keep with them for a lifetime, or so they tell me.
I say this not out of boast, since I think this training flows through me and not from me, and at present I train submissives at will, and am not attached, but considering one for a greater role in my practice.
Now I am settled in Berkeley, with a dedicated play room, and a voracious appetite.
This thing, this way, this practice of mine is sacred. It goes deep into the female psyche, and therefore even deeper into my own. it is ancient and new at the same time. It can be elegant, and it can be nasty . It can be gentle or harsh, and the range of outcomes varies from tears, cuddles and hugs, to lashes from a cane on a cold cement floor and absolutely dark and powerful emotional energy.
I love what I do and am a dedicated teacher, and shall be so, till my last breath.
And for that I thank fate or whatever powers there be in the universe for the beauty, wisdom, strength, and unsolvable mystery of all things feminine. it has been my blessing, and in that regard, I am always the most humble of students.
I will begin to share my memories, as I obtain explicit consent from each submissive involved in making the memory, as I am one of the most discreet and secretive gentlemen you may ever meet. Secrets are a part of my life, and I keep them with pride.
Do not be fooled by the flowery way I write. I am a street kid all grown up and a well known streetfighter, and I speak and act this way, because I believe grace, is the most important virtue a man of my life experience can possibly have.
For reasons of security I have recently decided to password protect the majority of this blog, for reasons of privacy and to keep minors off the site.
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Love, pain, and learning,
* (see “the 13 principles”)