Sunday, December 8, 2013

Shibari - Futomomo by Giotto Rope

Japanese Rope Bondage Shibari - Futomomo
Video by Giotto Rope

Friday, November 8, 2013

Teppou Shibari by Naturally Twisted Co

The Teppou shibari or rifle tie is a traditional form or kata that has been used as a punishment tie due to the strain it can put on the recipient. To reduce the strain on the person tied, the upper arm can be attached to a point above taking the weight of the arm. The variant shown here can be used for suspension with care.

Tutorial from Naturally Twisted Co.
Presented by Hebari.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Spinout Munenawa by Innovative Arts

This week we're taking a look at my new flashy chest harness for public performances called the Spinout Munenawa. We combine a double column wrist tie with a clove hitch around the torso, throw a daisy chain in for a quick release, and finish with a simple chest piece held in place by friction. Remember to tie this one snugly to keep it from falling off. Also, provided that you tie off the tails when you're finished, this harness is quite sturdy, and should be up for any kind of floor play you might have in mind as long as it relies on the chest bands only. Obviously, the shoulder straps can easily come loose, so don't rely on them for anything weight bearing. Now get out there, tie this harness, and wow your friends at your next party!

Happy tying, ~Tracker

By Innovative Arts

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Dragonfly Sleeve by TKB

The Dragonfly Sleeve by TKB

Tutorial Video by Two Knotty Boys in the Rope Mastery Series

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Kimono Tie by The Giotto Rope

The kimono tie is a simple tie that provides a great base to do decorative shibari and kinbaku ties.

by Giotto Rope
Model: Elise

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Koshinawa - Hip Harness by Giotto Rope

Shibari - Koshinawa - Hip Harness by Giotto Rope

Giotto's version of a Japanese Style hip harness. This tie is great for suspension! And it makes your butt look good.


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Shibari Hip Harness by Nina Russ

Shibari Hip Harness by Nina Russ

The tutorial assumes you already know the basics, kind of the Shibari 101 level of things.  Suspension is extremely dangerous even when done by experienced riggers, and should not be done without a lot of study and practice, as well as safe oversight.

Tutorial by Nina Russ
Camera and editing by Esinem
Model Barbara

Monday, July 15, 2013

Takate-Kote by Giotto Rope

Takate-Kote (Box-Tie) by Giotto Rope

The Takate Kote a.k.a. TK or box tie is the basis of most Japanese inspired suspension. Tying it incorrectly can be dangerous, we recommend you learn from someone in your local community and use this video as reference.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Tying a Gote - Feeling and Flow - Esinem

Tying a Gote - Feeling and Flow

Performance by Esinem. Tying a Gote (Takate-Kote, Box-Tie).
Music by Terzakis Manos

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Gote shibari ( aka takate-kote) by Esinem

Gote shibari ( aka takate-kote): Shibari box-tie

Tutorial by Esinem

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Foundation of the Box Tie

Foundation of the Box Tie

This is the first layer of several different chest ties. It can be tied with the hands in any position. We have shown it with the hands behind the back as this is the most common usage. This is a memory aide only. To learn this tie properly you should be shown it “hands on”. This is the first step of the Ushiro Takatekote (後ろ高手小手) which is one of the most well known of the Japanese style ties

1. Anchor your rope with a single column tie or similar. Wrap the standing end around the chest.
2. Wrap a second time passing the rope over the diagonal rope coming from the anchor knot
3. pass the rope under the diagonal rope and pull up
4. put one finger up under the chest wraps as shown. Loop the standing end over your finger and then pull it through
5. Repeat the finger hook a second time as shown
6. Repeat the finger hook one last time to complete

Monday, July 1, 2013

Ushiro Takatekote

Ushiro Takatekote is the basic or foundational Kinbaku form of binding the arms and breasts, in which the arms and hands are bound behind the back. 

The term Ushiro Takatekote is made up of two Japanese words: 後ろ which means "behind the back" and 高手小手 which means "bound hands and arms". 

This behind the back "box arm tie" as it is sometimes referred to in the west is based upon ties originally found in the samurai martial art of Hojōjutsu or Nawajutsu, which later evolved into its erotic usage at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century. 

It is foundational to many other Kinbaku ties. The expression, Ushiro Takatekote is sometimes mistakenly and incorrectly referred to as "Shinju." 

This position is easy to hold and allows a safe and very secure bondage. It is often used in complex ties where the subject is required to hold the position for a long time.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Basic 2 column tie w/ Twisted Monk

How to tie a basic 2 column tie w/ Twisted Monk

Monday, April 1, 2013

Double Column Tie by Giotto Rope

Double Column Tie by Giotto Rope

Friday, March 15, 2013

Basic one column tie with Twisted Monk

How to tie a basic one column tie with Twisted Monk

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Single Column Tie by Giotto Rope

Single Column Tie by Giotto Rope

Giotto and Elise from take you through a series of basic rope bondage ties that you can use for fun and sex.
First in the series is the single column tie. A fundamental building block of all rope bondage.

Giotto says "The futumomo is a Japanese style tie do I began with a Japanese styled single column. This series is Western style rigging."

Comment "Don't do it this way.  You need to think about how to release quickly in any emergency. So you must not pass the rope through the first bite.  You begin with a knot that can be untied, quickly.  It doesn't look so good but safety is more important. Secondly if you want to be a purist in the style of shibari, never split the rope, ever!"

Monday, March 11, 2013

Single Column Tie Knot - A foolproof way by Esinem

Here's a simple rule to make sure you get that crucial twist the right way ;-)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Single Column Tie Knot by Esinem

Many people think they can tie this knot correctly but even some of the pros get it wrong. Here's a simple rule to make sure you get that crucial twist the right way.

A simple rule for the single column tie knot
Video by Bruce Esinem

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Single Column Shibari Tie by Esinem

Single Column Shibari Tie by Esinem

Here's an old tutorial we shot for a single limb/column tie. To be honest, I don't do it this way any more. I've updated it by adding a simple parcel knot (the first stage of tying your shoe laces!) before the final knot with the twist in it. The advantage of this is that it reduces the chances of the knot capsizing and turning into two half hitches, which can slip. I'm working on a proper set of tutorials that I hope to release later this year on DVD, which will go beyond the merely technical and show the ties in much greater detail. Knowing how to tie the knots is only a small part of the skill ;-)

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Youki Knot or the Boola Boola Knot - Single column tie

This is the basic non tightening cuff that is taught at Strathclyde Open Rope Exchange workshops. There are lots of different ways to tie a non tightening cuff or single column tie. You don’t have to use this one if you have another one you prefer. Whatever style of knot is used it must a) not tighten the cuff when pulled and b) remain easy to un-tie even if the knot compacts down.

The Yuki Knot
The Yuki Knot or Boola Boola Knot
1. Find the middle of your rope (the bight) and wrap it twice round the part you wish to anchor your rope to.
2. Pass the bight over and then under all the wraps
3. Make a loop in the standing end. Make sure that the loop goes in the right direction (see diagram)
4. Pass the bight through the center of the loop
5. Pull both ends to tighten and compact the knot firmly
Tied properly this cuff will not tighten no matter how much load is put on the standing end yet will be easy to undo by pulling the bight out of the loop.
Pay attention to the direction of the loop or the knot may fail.
This knot works best with natural fibre ropes and ropes with high friction.
This is the standard knot that is used in most Japanese style ties that start with a binding on the wrists and also the start of the classic box tie.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Bondage Safety by Esinem - Part 2

Bondage safety by Esinem Part 2

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Bondage Safety by Esinem - Part 1

Bondage Safety by Esinem - Part 1