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Suspension techniques: Part I

The most in-depth Japanese bondage suspension tutorials ever

Are you wondering where to learn suspension or simply further your knowledge? In that case, this course if for you. Of course, it goes without saying, that you should already have a good understanding of the base ties and nerve paths but we have other tutorials covering those subjects.

Ideally, you should invest in many hours of 1-2-1 hands on expert tuition to suspend competently but, unfortunately, time, distance and money often present an almost insurmountable obstacle. This means wasting time finding the wheat amongst the chaff of the internet or attending classes of unknown quality. Only very few of us realise the dream of personal tutoring by Japanese masters. The good news is that this course condenses what Nina and I have learned from years of experience and tuition by, not just one, Japanese sensei but from many. To gain our experience has involved travelling around the world, taken thousands of hours and cost more money than I care to calculate.

As you might know, I originally planned to release a second DVD set, 'Ground to AIr', which was to cover suspension techniques. In fact, we shot a lot of content for this project which has been combined with new and existing material to bring you this far more comprehensive course. This series will go into more depth than anything ever produced on video or in books.

Unlike attending a workshop, you can review every step whenever and where ever you wish as many times as you need. How many times have you been to a class and then forgotten some crucial step of the tie by the time you got home? Then, wasted hours practicing your mistakes? Never be in doubt again or worry about looking a fool: Here's an instructor who will repeat things as much as you want by just hitting replay! Not only that but we high-light the key information, so you don't have to pan for the nuggets of gold.

In the first part, we look at all the pro's and con's of suspension. As it's an advanced subject, it will be broken down into manageable sections. You might be nervous about causing injury and rightly so as there are many traps for the unwary, so we begin with a very comprehensive safety section. Most importantly, you will be shown how to avoid trouble in the first place.

You'll discover why rope jams and a simple trick to instantly free your rope. We demonstrate some of the problems you might encounter getting somebody down in an emergency and give you an easy rule to follow.

Whilst the first part is not a suspension 'how to', we use a classic side suspension as an example. It's not designed for you to replicate at this stage, although, many points are high-lighted to reinforce the in-depth tutorials that will follow. You'll pick up plenty of tips for later on.


Your Instructor


Esinem & Nina Russ
Esinem & Nina Russ

Esinem

Esinem is a Japanese style bondage (shibari/kinbaku) artist who regularly appears at UK and international events such as Pride, Torture Garden, Erotica, Rubber Ball, Wasteland, Boundcon, Nuit Demonia and recently represented the UK at Japan's first international kinbaku event, Toubaku. He is also known for his teaching both in the UK and internationally and as co-organiser of the London Festival of the Art of Japanese Bondage and BOUND, Europe's premier monthly shibari event.

Over the last few years, he has been improving his skills in Japan with the help some of their best known and respected kinbakushi, Arisue Go, Osada SteveKinoko, HajimeKazami Ranki and, grand master of newaza, Yukimura Haruki. Whilst drawing from classical methods, his style is distinctive and epitomizes the art of communicating with rope, often departing from the typical serenity of shibari shows and flying in the face of tradition to produce some striking and unusual performances.

In addition, he has worked on various videos, e.g. Primal Scream's 2013, artistic collaborations and photo shoots both on and off camera. He has been involved in projects providing inspiration for Tom Ford's 2013 collection and, Raqib Shaw, an acclaimed artist who has exhibited at the Tate, Metropolitan and White Cube galleries.

He contributed to Rope, Bondage & Power, edited by Lee Harrington and is currently involved with a number of documentaries on kinbaku. He is also author of the first English language tutorial DVDs: 'Japanese Rope Bondage: Tying people, not parcels' .

Nina Russ

My attraction to bondage started 10 years ago, when I discovered the BDSM community. Until 2 years ago, my exposure to shibari was limited to pictures, videos and discussion. Then, thanks to Stefano Laforgia, rope artist and BDSM educator, who led the first Italian bondage school, Itoh Seiyu; I had the good fortune to become a shibari model and I fell in love with it.

In 2011, at LegArti, a PR exercise in Rome to present shibari, I modelled for Esinem, a very well know name in these circles. After our performance, a beautiful friendship was born and convinced by my passion and ability for rope, he has taken me as his student and model.

Since then I have attended classes with Ranki Kazami and Hajime Kinoko, Yukimura Haruki, all highly respected Japanese nawashi. Of course, being Esinem's model and student, I attend all his lessons and assist with many of them.

My passion for rope has lead to obsessively collecting all sorts of bondage photographs, especially those by my idol, Suguira Norio; his photography features Japan's most respected artists perfectly capturing my vision of kinbaku. Videos of Masato's tutorials, Yukimura's sessions and Osada Steve's stage shows have been a major influence. Of course, my experience as a model has been extremely useful in building an appreciation of exactly how rope should feel and many hours of practice are shaping this into practical application with the help of Esinem. Of course, being one of the organisers of BOUND, the UK's first regular shibari show night, involves a lot of practice on both sides of the rope. I perform internationally, both as a rigger and model, at events which have so far included:

– London Festival of the Art of Japanese Rope Bondage – twice
– Torture Garden (London)
– Fetterati (Madrid)
– Boundcon (Munich)
– Kinky Salon (London)
– Club Rub (London)
– Pedestal (London)
– Rope Fest (St. Petersburg) -twice
– BOUND Shibari Night (London)
– Cirque le soir (London)
– Sh! (London)
– Coco de Mer (London)


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