Matthias TJ Grimme

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Matthias TJ Grimme

Matthias TJ Grimme (born June 24, 1953 in Hamburg ), also known by the stage name Tatsu Otoko ( Japanese 竜 男 "Dragon Man"), is a German author , publisher of sadomasochistic literature and magazines, photographer and bondage artist of Japanese-inspired bondage .

life and work

Grimme, a trained nurse , studied social sciences and worked with mentally ill people for 15 years. He worked with men's groups for eight years, and in the 1980s was co-organizer of the Hamburg men's café and co-organizer of the first three Hamburg men's meetings.

He published various texts in anthologies and various works on the topics of BDSM or fetish and bondage . Including in particular are SM Handbook and The Bondage Manual as the basic works of German SM often cited scene. In addition to his work as an author, he is the publisher of the highest-circulation, regular magazine of the sadomasochistic subculture, the headlines . He is co-owner of the Charon publishing house , which specializes in BDSM and fetish literature , in which he looks after the text editing as well as authors and photographers and can be reached on the advice line.

Grimme is one of the few internationally known German bondage artists and, in addition to appearing in several documentaries broadcast on German television (e.g. in 1994 in That should be love? In the ARD report series Unter German Roofs ), he has also appeared in various own and other films Participated in bondage productions (e.g. in a five-part bondage workshop published by Charon-Verlag). Starting in 2000, Grimme repeatedly visited Tokyo , where he met various bondage masters: Eikichi Osada, Akechi Denki, Chiba Sensei, Randa Mai, Yukimura Haruki, Osada Steve, Kinoko Hajime, Kazami Ranki, Mira Kurumi, Yusuji Watanabe. Grimme was the second non-Japanese to appear at Japanese events ( East meets West, Department H, Loft plus One, Tokyo Jail etc.). He is the founder of the “Hamburg School” for Japanese bondage, in which rope is used in a playful way - inspired by various Japanese bondage masters, but without a rigid concept and instead with a focus on communal communication using ropes.

Until 1998, Grimme was co-organizer of the “Les Fleurs du Mal” parties, the first public SM party series in Germany. Since 1999 he has been co-organizer of the “Respekt!” Parties in Hamburg. Since 1998 he has been offering workshops and performances on the subject of BDSM and Japanese bondage - both in Germany and abroad - and since 2000 he has been taking photos and filming for the bondage project he initiated and doing rope art . He has been the BVSM's press spokesman since 2012 . Together with Andrea Grimme, he ran the piercing and branding studio “Stahl Stich / Kiss of Fire” until 2013 .

Grimme has been married to Andrea Grimme since 1999 and lives in Hamburg. With his bondage partner Nicole (artist name Ropecat ) he has been working together in performances and workshops since 2000.

At BoundCon 2017, Grimme received a Lifetime Award for special merits in the bondage scene and his life's work. In 2010, Grimme and Andrea Grimme received a European Fetish Award in the “Best Idea / Best Startup 2010” category for “The Session Cookbook”.

Grimme is a great-grandson of the writer and botanist Friedrich Wilhelm Grimme .

Works (selection)

  • The SM manual . Charon-Verlag, Hamburg 2014 (11th edition), ISBN 978-3-931406-01-1 .
  • The bondage manual. Instructions for mutual restraint . Charon-Verlag, Hamburg 2012 (9th edition), ISBN 978-3-931406-71-4 .
  • Japan Bondage - Bondage Manual Special . Charon-Verlag, Hamburg 2011, ISBN 978-3-931406-70-7 .
  • The SM-Handbuch Spezial 1 (ed.). Charon-Verlag, Hamburg 2005, ISBN 978-3-931406-44-8 .
  • SM-Handbuch Spezial 2 - The Session Cookbook (Ed. Together with Andrea Grimme). Charon-Verlag, Hamburg 2009, ISBN 978-3-931406-46-2 .
  • Commercial dreams. Experiences with pornography . Rowohlt-Taschenbuchverlag, Reinbek 1988, ISBN 3-499-18210-6 .
  • The unequal brothers. On the relationship between gay and straight men . Rororo-Verlag, Reinbek 1988, ISBN 3-499-18226-2 (together with Elmar Kraushaar )
  • In addition, Grimme is the editor of the book series Evil Stories & Dirty Photos - so far 35 volumes from Charon Verlag.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Grimme on the headlines , accessed on February 9, 2014
  2. "That should be love?" At IMDb , accessed on February 9, 2014
  3. Drachenmanns Bondage Diary , accessed February 9, 2014
  4. ^ Rope Art website , accessed on February 9, 2014
  5. European Fetish Awards \ The Awards 2010 , accessed June 2, 2017