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.