Practical Super Basics of Kanna Style

01apr11:0008(apr 8)14:00Practical Super Basics of Kanna StyleLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverVirtual Event11:00 - 14:00 (8) FacilitatorAkechi Kanna & Akechi KaguraCategoryshibari


1 (Saturday) 11:00 - 8 (Saturday) 14:00




Japanese/English in live translation

Event Details

Kanna & Kagura’s workshop series is back with Super Basics series!

When it comes to Akechi Kanna’s style variation and adaptation based on solid principles and an understanding of patterns and functions are key. So if you want to start you journey with this style, this series is the best entry point. Akechi Kanna and Akechi Kagura will lead you through a number of patterns and their underlying principles as well as ideas on how to play with them in a practical manner. You can watch or tie along step-by-step.

The Kanna-style building blocks we’ll go into are rope placement, tension, knots, and patterns as well as rope flow. When done well, they allow for connection, flow, interaction, and intention between tying partners to flow. So let’s take time and have fun learning the basics first! Want more in-depth info about this approach: read here

This series is open to everyone, from super beginner to beginner,  but also intermediate to experienced practitioners who want to go back to a beginner’s mindset. Akechi Kanna style is also all about adaption so this style is suitable for all people, body sizes, ages, gender identities, etc. Kanna says: “Don’t be intimidated by Kinbaku terminology, fancy Kinbaku spaces, and complicated patterns.


Part I: Building blocks of Shibari Ⅰ (April 1st, 11am-2pm CET)

Part II: Building blocks of Shibari IⅠ (April 8th, 11am-2pm CET)


Event Details

Date & Time:  April 1st & 8th, 11 am-2 pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: workshop & discussion (virtual)


Language: Japanese, and English live translations by the most amazing Kako

Minimum Knowledge Level:

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 14 days (participants will not be recorded)


What else to know

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Who is this event for?

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When you consider yourself a friend you show acknowledgment to and are respectful of everyone’s self-expression and do not assume presume or project non-consensual ideas onto others. You actively request and use people’s chosen pronouns. You remain mindful of the fact that Karada House is first and foremost a space for queer people that you are also invited to attend. You have a genuine concern for the well-being of LGBTQIA+ people and remain in awareness of heterosexual and gender-straight privileges.

Friends don’t have to be perfect. None of us are. We request that we all proactively work and strive to be good friends and allies to marginalized people.



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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