Level I: Shibari suspension techniques

Suspension techniques: Parts I, II & III bundled at a discounted price

This course bundle includes next three parts of the shibari Suspension Techniques series and is the logical progression from Level II: Shibari suspension techniques. If you haven't already studied the contents of Levels I and II, we urge you to do so as you could miss very important information which provides teh foundations for progressing.

This is not intended to be an 'everything you need to know about' suspension since this subject deserves proper attention. However, assuming you have some solid basic skills, these classes will help you improve your suspensions more safely and create a solid skill set upon which you can build . As with all our tutorials, they go into a lot of depth so you understand the ingredients that you are using and how they behave. This means you will be able to spot and correct your own mistakes but, most importantly, tie with confidence, creativity and feeling.

In these tutorials, we will show:

  • Hashira shibari: Tying on a vertical beam
  • Ebi shibari suspension suitable for sex and play with spectacular one line option
  • Face up with ankle and side suspension

We also explore how you can safely and creatively begin to vary the 'ingredients'. In the process you'll pick up a lot of tips gained from years of experience and some of the best teaching available. It's amazing how some minor changes in the way you work, which might take you years to figure out yourself, can yield massive results.

Whilst what you will learn here can greatly accelerate your progress, please do not use this as a short cut and exclude the basics. You need underlying competence. If you are not already doing fairly complex ties and have some experience, go back to practice and study so more. Make sure you have absorbed the information on nerve injury and common mistakes. Tying Techniques is a great help, even if you already know some rope, since it teaches some very useful handling techniques and lays essential foundations

Your Instructor

Esinem & Nina Russ
Esinem & Nina Russ

Esinem is a shibari artist who has regularly appeared 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 was 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 Steve, Kinoko Hajime, Kazami 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 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.

Course Curriculum

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Courses Included with Purchase

Contemporary gote (2 & 3-rope takate kote)
An in-depth tutorial on variants of the takate-kote
Bruce Esinem
Suspension techniques: Part I
The most in-depth Japanese bondage suspension tutorials ever
Esinem & Nina Russ
Suspension Techniques: Part II
Learn the key skills of suspension and put them into pracice with a hip harness suspension
Esinem & Nina Russ
Suspension Techniques: Part III
Running Man (aka Postman) suspension in one easy lesson
Esinem & Nina Russ
Nina's hip harness tutorial
A rock-solid, safe and versatile hip harness
Nina Russ
$10/monthly recurring

Frequently Asked Questions

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