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FREE 12+ ways to tie a single-column tie

A PoV tutorial looking at this tie every which way

The most important tie

The single column tie is the basic building block or 'ingredient' in shibari. It can be tied in various directions and orientations; to become proficient, you need to practice them all until they become committed to 'muscle memory' and become automatic. The single-column tie, or its close relation the double-column tie, will almost always be the first thing you do in a session. For this reason, it will create the first impression and be key in setting the scene. If you are not proficient, you lose dominance and control or, potentially worse, the confidence of your partner in your competence.

Rigger's eye view

In this short tutorial, Osaka Dan shows the various ways and provides a simple way to ensure you tie the version you want, i.e. a Reef Knot or the generally more stable Granny Knot. To make things as logical and easy as possible, we have shot this PoV, i.e. from the rigger's eye view.


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Osaka Dan
Osaka Dan

Dan, pictured left, first discovered the art of kinbaku whilst on a working holiday in Japan in 2009. After studying under Milla Reika, __S__, and extensively under Kazami Ranki (pictured right), he moved to Toronto where he owned and operated the Toronto Kinbaku Salon.Osaka Dan teaches Kazami style shibari and is know for his bold, dynamic, erotic performance style. Osaka Dan is fascinated by deep, complex and multi layered personal exchanges that different aspects of the art can evoke.


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