Rope Practices for Every Body Series

22may(may 22)14:0003jul(jul 3)16:00Rope Practices for Every Body SeriesEvent Over(May 22) 14:00 - (July 3) 16:00 FacilitatorAkechi Kanna & Akechi KaguraCategoryshibari,KannaEveryBodySeries


May 22 (Saturday) 14:00 - July 3 (Saturday) 16:00




Japanese & English translation

Event Details


This workshop/research lab series by Kanna & Kagura aims to work towards diversifying Kinbaku/Shibari/rope and making it more accessible to all bodies, sizes, shapes, ethnicities, ages, and genders in a positive, empowering way.

Enjoy challenging rope practices in a healthy and comfortable way that caters to the needs of your body and your heart. ♬︎♡

This new series is based on your requests! It is not a pre-designed workshop/class where there is a base pattern and the main focus is on teaching it, and then checking, correcting, and suggesting to each person, to find the correct answer that already exists.

This series is a laboratory in which you will experience the process and thinking that goes into an answer that you pose. Together with Kanna  & Kagura, you will explore a way to find an answer to your specific question and/or needs.

Note: We will work mostly with common knowledge and not highly advanced techniques that require the prior acquisition of skills and knowledge. We will not require special equipment or furniture that is not available to everyone everywhere in order to keep the lab accessible for everyone. Furthermore, the current situation of Covid-19 in Japan makes it unsafe and flat out impossible to work with different models of various body types and genders as it is too dangerous. We apologize. Whereas we cannot provide the representation we wished to provide for safety reasons, we nevertheless wish to share our vast knowledge and we also have various ways to improvise and demonstrate.


This event is for the entire series. If you wish to purchase single classes, please click on the class link.


Part 1: Restriction with furniture (May 22nd, 2021, 2 pm CET)

Instead of the hashira work that is not accessible for everyone, we’ll show various possibilities for restriction with chairs and other furniture.


Part 2: Restriction with bamboo (May 29th, 2021, 2 pm CET)

In this lab, we will NOT use bamboo as a hard point/suspension point (like parallel bamboo, vertically suspended floating bamboo), but we will bind the body to the bamboo.

If possible, please prepare a THIN bamboo. If you don’t have bamboo, you can use a curtain pole, a wooden stick, or a mop handle.


Part 3: Exposure for Play (June 5th, 2021, 2 pm CET)

For humiliation, play, se+ual acts, and se+y poses let’s do Shibari where the partner is restricted in an embarrassing/shameful position (with the secret places in full view).

This class will include floorwork predicament and partial suspension.


Part 4: “Supporture” (June 19th, 2021, 2 pm CET)

Supporture = torture along with compassionate support. Let’s do some Shibari that can be both tormenting and supportive?!
The term supporture was created by the participants during the second series, and can include many things such as hip harnesses, crotch rope, a hair tie, or foot/toe bindings!


Part 5: “Approaches to Tying Larger Bodies” (June 26th, 2021, 2 pm CET)

As mentioned in the first and second series, there are many different approaches to similar shapes and positions for people with larger bodies.
In this class, let’s do Shibari with less burden and more ropes so that any person can enjoy the same system of torture and suspension!

Prior study of Hojo TK of Semenawa class in the first series (or predicament class in the second series) is recommended.


Part 6: “Asymmetry for Different Physical Limitations” (July 3rd, 2021, 2 pm CET)

In general, the main patterns of Kinbaku are symmetrical shibari, but you can also enjoy asymmetrical shibari even if your partner has shoulder pain, lack of flexibility, shoulder/arm muscles tightness, or left-right differences! Together we’ll adjust ties to different physical handicaps.


Event Details

Date & Time:  May 22nd, & 29th, June 5th, 19th & 26th, and July 3rd, 2021 2 pm – 4 pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: research lab & discussion (virtual)


Language: Japanese, simultaneous translation into English will be provided

Minimum Knowledge Level: intermediate

What to Bring:  if you want to tie along you need ropes, safety gear, space, a partner, a hard point

Solo or Partnered:  both (each participant needs a ticket)

Class recording: Yes, participants will not be recorded. The recordings will be made available for 14 days after the last live session (ending on July 17th, 2021).


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Akechi Kanna & Akechi Kagura

縄師 神凪 Akechi Kanna(X-gender) and 神楽 Akechi Kagura are Japanese queer rope couple that have been together for 14 years. They have traveled around the world to teach and perform Japanese Kinbaku Kanna succeeded from 明智伝鬼 Akechi Denki and has developed. Kanna style is semenawa style which draws inspiration from Hojojutsu 捕縄術, is very restrictive and includes complete control of the body and often plays with the breath. “We believe that rope has no gender or borders, and rope should be for everyone, and could be fun for both the rigger and the model.”

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