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Japanese Rope Bondage by Esinem
DVD Shibari Tutorials
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Volume I: £27.95
Volume II: £27.95 NOTE: Not available separately yet!
The DVDs are available in both PAL (UK & Europe) and NTSC (USA). Volume II is not currently available for sale alone.
Please ensure that you choose the appropriate version, i.e. PAL or NTSC, and that your delivery address is correct. We cannot be held responsible for your mistakes! Both versions are English language.
SPECIAL OFFER: Combined set
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Volumes I & II: £45.00, free postage worldwide.
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This series is unique. Not only is it one of the first to teach authentic Japanese bondage (aka shibari) techniques, but it also reveals how to take this art beyond ‘just tying’ into the passionate ‘dance’ with rope that is the essence of kinbaku. You will gain a whole new perspective as you discover the language of rope and its power as a tool of erotic communication. This approach will change the way you tie, regardless of whether you are a beginner or already know the ropes.
It is the only tutorial on Amazon with a full 5-start rating and it was awarded 2nd place in the 2012 Bondage Awards ‘Best How To’.
The content is distilled from the tuition by some of Japan’s top rope masters, extensive teaching experience and thousands of sessions. Rather than being taught ‘recipes’ by rote, you are shown the ingredients and how they work together so you can develop your own style and creativity. Each tie is demonstrated clearly in close-up, step by step with detailed explanations. There are examples and real sessions illustrating how to put what you have learned practice. The lessons include how to maintain and choose rope, conduct play sessions, an extremely comprehensive safety section, the foundations ties including the iconic takate-kote (box-tie), floor-based suspension, free-styling techniques and a whole host of expert advice.
You can see just how comprehensive the first two volumes are from the menu listings below:
What I’ll be teaching
Conducting a scene
Rope care & choice
Tying people, not parcels
Two column the
Limb to limb tie
Sword hilt wrapping
Tensioned single column tie
Single column tie
Demonstration session: October Noire
Box tie (takate-kote)
Reverse Box tie
Better knot placement
Demonstration session: Eden
Demonstration session: Boy Kitten
Demonstration session: Alex-Kate
Here are previews of Volumes I and II to show you how clearly the subject is presented:
Why Should I Buy These DVDs?
Why, indeed? For a start, they are probably the most comprehensive and accurate English language guide yet produced. If you are interested in learning shibari as it is performed in Japan by the experts, this is the series for you. There is little that is not directly from the methods of Osada Steve and Kinoko Hajime, whose own style owes much to the grandfather of shibari, Akechi Denki. Unlike most tutorials to date, you will find minimal influence from fusion, Japanese-style bondage or other western variants. Furthermore, they break new ground by being as much about the ties as how you apply the rope. Many people are unaware of this vital aspect that is so central to the whole ethos of shibari, let alone are aware how to achieve it. This series is for them and those who have already discovered this but wish to develop this talent.
Why not learn from one of the excellent books on the subject? Certainly, a book might teach you the mechanics of knots and the ties but diagrams and text can be hard to follow. However, the construction of ties is only a small part of what Japanese bondage is really about. What is important is how it makes your partner feel as you apply those ropes.This is best taught by demonstration. Books teach wrapping parcels, these DVD’s teach tying people.
Of course, you can like I had to, scour the internet for information, then try to sort the wheat from the chaff and pick up what you can along the way from whoever looked like they know what they were doing. In those days, unless you read Japanese, this was about the only way. I can honestly say that those five years or so were mostly a waste of time and I only really began to learn when I first went to Japan to see Arisue Go. I wish I could have gone earlier or had the advantage of a resource like this, which is a a faction of the cost of even one hour’s tuition.
After developing a taste for capture and tying up games in early life, I graduated to bedroom bondage and discovered Japanese bondage in the late 90’s. An initial course with Midori was later followed with study in Japan with Arisue Go and continues to this day with Osada Steve and Kinoko Hajime. This means that you can be sure that you are getting it straight from the horse’s mouth and that the techniques will be those the professionals in Japan are currently using. Over the years, I have performed at dozens of venues worldwide, including some of largest fetish events, e.g. Toubaku (Japan), Torture Garden (London/Athens), Wasteland (Amsterdam), Nuit Demonia (Paris), Rubber Ball (London) and my work has appeared on TV and in numerous publications including LOVE and Vogue magazines. I have been running regular classes for well over five years in the UK and internationally. All the shows, classes and private sessions must add up to thousands of sessions and that is a lot of experience from which to benefit. The result is a wealth of tips and tricks that it would take you years to learn otherwise, taught using teaching methods successfully proven with many hundreds of students. This is the next best thing to having personal expert tuition and an invaluable revision aid for those that have.
“Esinem is one of the very few non-Japanese who could come to Japan and dazzle the locals with his rope.” Osada Steve, Tokyo.
“And if I had to put my finger on my favourite non-Japanese newaza* man, it’ll be YOU without hesitation.” Osada Steve, Tokyo.
* Newaza: Literally, ‘floor work’. Used specifically to describe a floor-based, close contact bondage style that creates an intense emotional connection, epitomised by Yukimura sensei.
Of course, the all important subject of safety is covered in depth, from both sides of the rope, with advice on early warning signs of trouble. There is an extremely easy to understand guide to avoiding that trap for the unwary, nerve injury. This is a subject much alluded to in safety instructions but rarely explained. Where the nerves are usually most vulnerable is pointed out on a real person, so there is no need for a medical dictionary or a PhD, and you are left in no doubt about how to minimise the chances of injury. This is a subject every responsible tier should understand fully. Esinem’s Nerve Damage Study, which investigates the causes and solutions, has already become a world-acclaimed reference work translated into several languages. So, who better to explain the mysteries of this least understood and all too common injury?
A lucky few got some of a special batch of 100 produced for the London Festival of the Art of Japanese Rope Bondage. Here is another very comprehensive review but you need to be a Fetlife member to see it. There is another very full review on Kinky World. Here are a few comments from Fetlife:
“The topics, quality, transitions, instructions were all excellent… by far the best of any video tutorials out there in the west… ” Jimi Tatu
“I’d highly recommend them to anyone that does rope, well worth purchasing!” Opalfruit
“…professional, clean and well presented, clear, concise and informative…I could have saved myself hundreds in different books had these DVD’s been out earlier” Ruby-Rouge
“Having looked through the DVDs I can say they are a great resource for any level of experience and for people that aren’t able to make it to classes they are the best resource I know for learning how to do rope bondage well.” Hebari
“…the best & handy resource material & tutorials available in the west and also very good in explaining the core of Shibari” Avalon