The Crow Academy, so named after Native American and Eastern European legends which describe the Crow as the "Bringer of Law and Discipline," was first created in the 1990's. The founder, Master Arcane, envisioned a haven and school for those seriously interested in exploring the S&M Arts. The Master believed that anyone genuinely intent on being trained properly, whether their interest was short-term Submissive exploration, long-term Submission, or the study of Domination at the end of the road, should have the opportunity to learn about and appreciate BDSM as An Art Form. The Crow Academy style is based on the cornerstone that Domination & Submission, BDSM, and Fetish Performance Art should all revolve around Romance. From the softest feather to the most intense whip, it is all about the Dom and the sub CONNECTING.
The Crow Academy, now heading towards its third incarnation, has always provided a large, tranquil, private abode with its own exquisite, velvet-lined "dungeon." Dedicated to exalting the principal of BDSM as an Erotic Art in every corner, every room, and every moment, Crow Academy Training encompasses what both Eastern and Western paths have called "The Four Bodies:" the Mental, the Emotional, the Physical, and the Spiritual. Students learn not only about the Fetish Arts, but also a great deal about achieving a high level of fitness and health, about the power of their own mind, about inner calm, and about inner strength. All courses are based on the student's own desires and aptitudes, with the Master placing an intense emphasis on Communication so that all limits can be voiced, understood, and respected. The Crow Academy absolutely supports the SSC (Safe, Sane, Consensual) as well as RACK (Risk Aware Consensual Kink) ideals with a particularly strong emphasis on Safety.
Master Arcane proves that values like Trust and Honesty are very real cornerstones in any kind of relationship. He believes every individual is unique, and that no two Fetishists are exactly alike. Training at The Crow Academy is therefore a completely alchemical experience custom tailored for each and every student. It is Master Arcane's firm belief that every Fetishist should live up to their truest nature: Dominants should receive expert training in Domination, submissives should be trained in and fulfilled by perfect Submission, and Switches must attain their own unique, individual balance between the two.
As the saying goes, all work and no play leads to a dull life, and so The Master emphasizes the need to laugh and enjoy life as well. At the San Francisco Crow Academy, outside of training students often relaxed out in the fragrant, private garden, either in the hot tub which was heated year round, or by sunbathing during the warmer months. Equally, a wide variety of entertainments, a reading library, and an in-house cook added together to create a healthy and vibrant atmosphere with enough diversions to suit any palate. The Master teaches every student that being able to relax and laugh with your Dom or sub is just as important as the most precise Protocol.
The lessons of The Crow Academy are based on Traditions handed down by word-of-mouth and obscure texts, thereafter blended & refined through Master Arcane's personal emphasis that all techniques be utilitarian. Master Arcane does not claim that every technique was invented by The Crow Academy, but rather that through decades of Real World trial & error these techniques have been re-forged into a Modern, Unique System that WORKS, namely The Crow Academy. Master Arcane personally explored into the depths of BDSM & D/s, separating the wheat from the chaff so that students of The Crow Academy can benefit from the road map He created as a result. It would nonetheless be against the beliefs of The Crow Academy to claim that this style is "the absolute best" or "ultimately superior to all others" as Master Arcane very much appreciates & applauds other styles of BDSM & D/s that are equally evolved and equally invested in the BDSM as an Art. The Crow Academy style in particular centers around Romance & Connection with one's partner, generating the very best Relationship possible within the BDSM and D/s environment. It is very much about Love, Energy, and above all that BDSM and D/s are ART FORMS to be perfected by the individuals with no upper limit to the Excellence one can achieve in this world, and no limit to the depth of the Connection two people can create together.
When an aspirant concludes their studies at The Crow Academy, they inevitably leave as a stronger, more self-assured individual. Their mind is expanded, their body is healthier, and their spirit shines. Wherever they go in their pursuit of the BDSM / Fetish Arts or in their explorations of the Fetish Universe in it's endlessly multifaceted paths, their smallest expression conveys worlds of depth and understanding.
The Crow Academy is a living example of a school of the BDSM Arts where ancient traditions and techniques within the BDSM Universe dating back hundreds or even thousands of years are resurrected and utilized right along side the best of contemporary techniques. Principals such as Formal D/s Etiquette and High Protocol are maintained as standards, and perfection of oneself is a never-ending process. The Crow Academy philosophy believes that there is no end to what a person can learn, and no end to how much a person can grow. There is always some new avenue to be explored and even in its most intense moments, life is still quite an adventure.
The San Francisco Incarnation of The Crow Academy closed it's doors in 2005.
The Global Headquarters for The Crow Academy is now located in Los Angeles, California.
The Crow Academy remains OPEN to seekers of knowledge in the BDSM and Fetish Arts.
All Crow Academy Professional Services, including BDSM Instruction, Classes, Seminars, BDSM Performance Art & Shows, Professional Bondage Rigging, Dungeon Design, and Dungeon Furniture Rental are all fully ACTIVE and AVAILABLE.
With offices in the United States and Australia, we at The Crow Academy are happy to negotiate arrangements
to Bring our Professional Services and Shows to any Location Around The Globe.