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Shibari: The easy way (standard)

Japanese rope bondage doesn't have to be difficult: Minimum complexity, maximum results

Beyond 'Tying people, not parcels'

In my first shibari tutorials, 'Japanese Rope Bondage: Tying people, not parcels', my focus was on teaching ties and how to perform them with connection. In this course, we develop this approach further by both simplifying learning by explaining the basic building blocks and by teaching you how to use them to best effect. It is very different to any 'paint by numbers' approach that you might have encountered; this course distils years of practice, experience of teaching countless students and knowledge acquired from some of Japan's most skilled nawashi. It brings you the information that really matters, without having to do years of study or find out through bitter experience.

Simple 'ingredients' based approach

Nina and I introduce powerful, yet very simple, techniques and 'ingredients' which will enable you to tie creatively, safely and, most importantly, with passion. This is far more valuable than merely showing the steps of a selection of set ties since as they say "It is better to teach a man to fish...". So, you will be shown how to use basic 'ingredients' in practical examples and, through understanding them and their rules, it will become easy to build your own ties and avoid errors. If you thought shibari was complicated, you'll be amazed how it is mostly variations on one simple 'ingredient'!

It's not what you do but the way that you do it

The magic is not in the ties, however. Like any 'recipe', it is how those ingredients are used and presented. In shibari, ties might be very pretty but, for your partner, it is all about how you apply the rope and what this says to them. As many Japanese sensei have said: The rope is a tool of communication, an extension of your hands and, I like to add, your will. Sadly, these are skills rarely learned until quite an advanced stage. However, we believe that they are the essence and magic of shibari so should be introduced as a starting point. For this reason, we will be helping your master these vital foundations so your tying will have an emotional and physical effect from day one. Why wait years to achieve that?

Get off to the right start

This course will give you a very solid foundation and understanding that will allow your skills to flourish quickly and makes a perfect companion to the 'Tying techniques' series. There is also a special version of 'Shibari: The easy way' which includes the full 'Tying techniques' series and gives you life-time access for oa one-off fee of only $99. You will be surprised, and your partner gratified, by how much difference this course will make to your tying and understanding of the art. Don't worry if you area a complete beginner as we have included tutorials on all aspects including negotiating consent, safety, choosing rope and lots more.

In addition to over 100 minutes of new content, this course is bundled with these additional tutorials:

- Bondage safety
- Negotiating consent
- Rope choice and care
- Single column ties



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)


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and runs for a whole month! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide how fast you go and how much you revise. Subscriptions renew automatically until cancelled.
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