Our latest shibari tutorial, ‘Suspension techniques: Part IX’ now on-line at ShibariClasses.com! This 9 part course is undoubtedly the most comprehensive resource for learning suspension and we haven’t finished yet.
This tutorial introduces a more advanced suspension with multiple transitions with many options for variations. As this one moves up a skill level, it is all the more important have studied the earlier parts in the series and developed competence. The various positions are iconic so you may well have seen some of them combined in shows by the likes of Kinoko Hajime and Osada Steve. Given its spectacular nature, it makes an ideal routine upon which to base performances.
The routine begins with a symmetrical face down suspension transitions to a double ankle hang and ends with a elegantly twisted side suspension. Of course, the positions can be modified, elements omitted or the order can be changed. Some of the positions are tough so not everyone will be able to endure the suspension as demonstrated but masochists will love it. However, as not everyone wants a hard suspension, we show you several ways in which the ankle hang can be made easier by transferring some of the load and you can pick and choose which elements of the suspension suit your and your partner’s comfort zone.
In addition to the main tutorial, we have a very comprehensive section showing an alternative method of sharing the ankle load with the lower leg. The technique is easy and very fast whilst overcoming some of the challenges presented by the original version.
As with our other tutorials, this is not intended as a ‘paint by numbers’ recipe for you to follow by rote. We point out how other ‘ingredients’ can be employed to achieve a similar result to help your understanding of how to use them creatively to achieve your purpose. With this knowledge, you will tie more intuitively and safely. Ultimately, this frees you to express yourself and connect with your partner without the distraction of trying to remember a complex set of steps.