We were inspired to make this tutorial after the earlier version had around 150,000 views on YouTube and elsewhere. Surprisingly,the largest proportion by population of views were from Japan. After this success, Nina was keen to make sure potential students had the best possible information. The latest YouTube update didn't even have audio instructions so it left a lot to be desired. So we have worked hard to build this new comprehensive tutorial which offers all the advantages of an e-learning environment, some of which I have highlighted below..
This is the extended and far more in-depth tutorial for Nina's hip harness, an extremely stable and versatile suspension tie.It addresses the tendency of the more simple hip harnesses for the frictions to slip causing the leg loops to tighten and provides additional suspension points whilst still maintaining the Japanese aesthetic and structural integrity
This tutorial enhances the free version with:
- Video with step by step audio instructions (5m 53s)
- Detailed notes on tying and usage
- 'Ask Nina' Q&A forum
- Illustrations of technique and efficiency
- Nerve injury information with video
- Two alternative hip harness videos
- Direction of building wraps tutorial
- Homework assignment: Compare and contrast the various versions
- Quiz with scored Certificate of Achievement
You get all this for a whole month for only $5 including Nina's personal advice. That wouldn't even cover the hourly rate of a Japanese master (10,00JPY/$85 ph) while you said "Konichiwa" and took off your shoes, never mind unpacking your ropes or getting some tuition!
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.
StartNina's hip harness (5:53)
StartRead this! Essential usage & safety notes
StartEffect of direction of shibari single column tie
Start'Bones and Rope' hip harness
StartTobutsuru shibari - hip harness by Stefano Laforgia
StartQ&A 'Ask Nina'
StartFree access to Esinem's membership site
StartRefer a friend and you both get a 20% discount