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Personal mentoring session (40 mins)

1-2-1 tuition and mentoring via HD web-cam to guide you on your path to being a better rigger.

I know a lot of you can't access quality teaching easily. A lot of things get in the way..time, money, distance and it it can be hard to find a really good teacher. Well, how would you like personal tuition from Nina or I? Right there in your own home at a time to suit you? Well, now you can!

You can book a 40 minute session with Nina or I which will be completely customised to your needs. We can help you with any problems you are encountering, you can ask questions or we can assess your progress and provide advice on how to improve. If they can do surgery via a video link, we can certainly teach you kinbaku!

To provide the best service, we use Skype, the market-leading calling and video conferencing software.


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

Nina Russ is a London based, shibari performer, rope artist and educator. She became student of Esinem in 2011 and their collaboration gave birth to BOUND shibari night (2012) and ShibariClasses (2015). She had also the fortune to participate at workshops with different Japanese shibari masters, like: Kazami Ranki, Yukimura Haruki, Kinoko Hajime.
She has performed internationally, most notably at the London Festival of the Art of Japanese Rope Bondage and RopeFest in St.Petersburg. In addition, she participates in numerous artistic, fashion collaborations and local performances. Her passion for rope has lead her on a route of discovery of concepts, philosophy, aesthetics and benefits behind this Japanese discipline.
She sees shibari as an art form which creates deep connection between the participants and also aids personal development. Due to its martial arts roots, it brings self-discipline, efficiency, effectiveness and, thus, growth in confidence and awareness. She believes these skills allow a greater focus on the most important aspects: you, your partner and your shared experience.
Rope is simply a means of communication. She wants you to discover through her tying, the language of rope, which speaks directly to the mind and body.


Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the session take place?
The session starts at the time at which your appointment is arranged and runs for 40 minutes. We are available most days and keep very late hours, so can accommodate most time zones even though we are based in the UK..
What if I am unhappy with the session?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied or if we are unable to deliver due to a technical issue, we will give you a full refund or reschedule if you prefer.
What do I need to access it?
In short, to get the best experience, you will need a well-lit room, a fast internet connection, reasonably modern PC with a webcam (ideally HD) and a head set or mic and speaker. Zoom, the video application, also works on tablets and other devices but the screen is likely to be too small. You will also need to install a small plugin but don't worry, that's easy and, of course, free. We like free and easy ;-)

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