Who are we?
The Amsterdam Kink Academy (AKA) is a group of gay fetish enthusiasts who arrange events for the community to provide more information on fetish and kink activities.
At Leather Pride 2010 we arranged a second, larger, Bondage Workshop with Dart in Club Fuxxx, and at this time we also met Master Oliver and pup Sparky. Leather Pride 2012 Saw the foundation of Amsterdam Kink Academy and our biggest event yet - AKA 2012. A Series of workshops held at The Eagle and Dirty Dicks every day of Leather Pride. The events were a huge success! Since then we have continued to conduct Workshops and events at every Amsterdam Leather Pride, and in 2016 we started Events at Amsterdam Fetish Pride too.
We are Family...
First and foremost, we are all members of the same Leather Family. Although we met many years ago, the family started during April 2006. We have organised BLUF Amsterdam events since 2006, and in 2009 we arranged our 1st Bondage Workshop with Dart in association with RoB Amsterdam. Since 2011 we teamed up with Michael Roks from Eagle Amsterdam who not only revived the Amsterdam Fetish Community, he supported everything we have done. AKA would not exist were it not for Michael's support.
Master Charles (Twitter : @SirCharlesNL, Recon : SirCharles, GayRomeo : Sir_Charles, BLUF : #825)
I came out as gay and as a Leatherman about 20 years ago. I am really addicted to leather and especially into heavy padded leather, like Langlitz and VK79 gear. I started out as a submissive and quickly became a very heavy one. You can say deep black ;-). When my Master died 10 years ago, I began to explore the dominant side in me. That turned me on so much, that I have been a Top from that time on. And as a Top, I am again into heavy play, mainly focused on whipping and heavy leather bondage. During one evening of the leatherpride week in 1998, in one of the bars in Amsterdam, I met my bf, and a couple of years later, Sir Dave (my BFF) Together we own our family pup, Squeek. Recently, I also collared my first slave.
Master Dave (Twitter : @Leatherscot. Recon: Leatherscot BLUF # 828)
My fetish life started in the UK before leaving to live and work in mainland european countries and the East and West coast US. I developed trust in many people and learned from them, and for that I will be eternally grateful. I was mentored whilst living in San Francisco by a great Master/Slave couple, and continue to learn about new kinks and develop the ones I already practice. I collared my boy in 2006, and we started the leather family with Sir Charles (my BFF) & my boy. In April 2010 we collared and named our family pup, squeek.
the boy (Twitter & most places : @gaosnl, Recon : Junior72, BLUF #2020)
I have been in the leather scene for about 2 decades now. Initially, i started out as a submissive, tried my hand as being dominant and am now a collared alpha boy to Master Dave. I quess you could say I'm a brat-type of submissive and quite the handfull. Not withstanding my experience, i still feel like I'm growing as a leatherman every day and probably always will. You may know me as the doorman at BLUF events checking the dresscode. ( yep, THAT guy)
Pup squeek (Twitter : @pup_Squeek, Recon : KinkubFR)
Wruff! Wuf Wuff Wuff Wuff Wuff, Wrruff
Pup sniffer (Recon: Pupsniffer)
At Folsom Europe 2013, we collared our new pup, sniffer, a beta brother for Squeek.
Why do we do it?
e felt that forming AKA and arranging workshops was great way to give back to our community. When we entered the community in Amsterdam we were lucky to meet people to teach us. In recent years this has become more difficult for new guys coming on the scene. We hope AKA fills that gap.
AKA is all about giving people the skills to explore new kinks safely. We cover all sorts of subjects, usually driven by the skills in our own family and network of close friends here, in the US and Canada. When people think about AKA we would hope that they consider us a safe, group of kink enthusiasts that want to help the community and help members of the community learn new ways to get their dicks hard!
Even with “vanilla” sex, nothing we do is 100% safe, but kink play has additional risks. With the right knowledge, however, these risks can be eliminated, minimized or in some way managed. If anyone has an accident in any sort of BDSM play, the press often sensationalize it, and use it to show BDSM in a very negative light. What we do is the exact opposite, we show the positive side and also teach the basic rules and advice to make such play much safer. How can you play RACK if you are not aware of the risks?