Rope Play - Kanna Style IV: Interacting through Semenawa

03apr14:0016:00Rope Play - Kanna Style IV: Interacting through SemenawaLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverVirtual Event14:00 - 16:00 FacilitatorAkechi Kanna & Akechi KaguraCategoryKannaKagura2


(Saturday) 14:00 - 16:00




Japanese/English in live translation

Event Details

For Nawashi Kanna aesthetics and patterns are what comes after deeply connecting to your partner und giving them sweet consensual torment, delicious suffering and sweet relief. In Kanna’s school of rope / Kanna-ryu every rope, every placement, every tension and action should have an intention that the person tying is controlling.

In this 4-class-series, which is a follow-up to the “Fundamentals of Kanna-style” series, Kanna-san and Kagura-san will teach you how to apply the fundamentals to playing in/with/via ropes. There is not uniformity, no fixed concepts in play. Playing is a unique, personal and intimate act with limitless varieties of how you use the rope, where you place it and what the intention of direction, style tension and energy add to your play adding to or matching individual sensitivities, skills, and the characteristics of the people tying.
Kanna and Kagura will suggest and show ways to play with progression from beginner to moderate, intermediate, and advanced, as an example, introducing developmental options and principles. This series does NOT just focus on the technique, but also teaches you how to apply skills of thinking, choosing, observing and predicting.
Attending all 4 sessions is highly recommended but not obligatory.


Lesson IV:  Interacting through Semenawa (April 3rd, 2-4pm CET)


Event Details

Date & Time:  April 3rd,  2-4pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: workshop & discussion (virtual)


Language: Japanese, English live translations by Kako

Minimum Knowledge Level: single & double column tie, basic TK

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

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

Class recording: Yes. Every participant will get access to the recording for 30 days (participants will not be recorded)


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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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