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Quickly learning Japanese Bondage step-by-step

15th October, 2016

Quickly learning Japanese Bondage step-by-step

15th October, 2016

What Japanese bondage rope techniques should you learn first?

Teach me how to do that cool suspension I saw in Japan right meow! Slow down there poodle. You have a few things you need to get under your belt before you even attempt a suspension. Do you even know what a Kannuki or Somerville Bowline is? Even if you said yes, suspensions have way to many intricate details that a beginner would not be ready for. If you're new to rope bondage, then you should focus on your ground game. Some of the greatest rope artist perform more ground work than they do suspensions. Why? Because ground sessions can last so much longer. Do you want play for 10-20 minutes or hours of fun? Simple choice right. Suspensions are always on the short side do to the stress it places on the body. While ground work provides simple yet restrictive bindings that can be just as exciting.

Learn these 5 simple techniques to improve your Japanese rope bondage

By learning following simple ties, you'll know more than half the people you meet online. Most of you reading this may have never attempted any kind of bondage. Some of you may even be new to the alternative lifestyle. In either case, that's ok. Once you know the basics, you'll quickly advance to more elaborate ties and chest harnesses. Each of the following video tutorials show in detail the techniques needed to help improve your Japanese rope bondage.

Kannuki

This is the Japanese way of adding a cinch to a rope. It normally used to further restrict movement of the rope. For example it keeps wraps from slipping over the shoulders in a chest harness. It can also be used to transition in to another direction by adding friction.

Single Column Tie

If you learn anything, this simple wrist tie is the starting point of dozens of traditional ties. It has a few variations and this video shows what is considered the preferred.

Somerville Bowline

Most ties you learn in shibari has an astute history that goes back hundreds of years. This particular tie is a newcomer in the world of rope bondage. It has become the go to tie due to its safety, functionality, and ease-of-use.

Gote Shibari

Also known as the box tie, this chest harness is simple in form and function.

Takate-Kote

If you have ever seen a BDSM Japanese picture book, then you have likely seen this chest harness. It is probably the most iconic tie in all of kinbaku.

With just these five techniques, you will be able step up your bondage game. Sure you won't be the next Arisue Go, but you will be better than the guy using nylon rope from the local store.

A brief history of Japanese Rope Bondage

Shibari comes from the martial art known as Hojojutsu and was used to incarcerate enemies in Japan in the 1400's. Since metal resources were scarce (metal was reserved for weapons and the wealthy), rope became extremely multifunctional to the Samurai. Not only did it attach their armor, tether their horse, securing a saddle, but it also allowed them to bind their captures. Even today, modern day Japanese police officers still carry a hank of rope in their police cruisers. From the late 1800's and early 1900's Hojojustu slowly began to evolve as the Samurai were no longer needed. It created what we now know as Kinbaku or the art of erotic bondage.

Going from amateur to professional

If you want to be known as a Nawashi, Japanese for rope artist. Then you need to start practicing Japanese rope tying. Just tying someone up is not practice either. Shibari is an art form and you need to treat your partner as canvas. I'm not asking you to Bob Ross your lover with happy little trees. Your partner is a living breathing being, not some package you received from Japan. Look at the curves of their body. How will the rope complement them? Use the rope to add geometric patterns and symmetry to emphasize the female curves to create more pronounced shapes and shadows. Using a simple chest harness like the [gote shibari] or [takate kote] video tutorials are excellent examples of form and function. They restrain your partner and make the breast appear more voluptuous.

Implementing shibari in to your sex life

Looking for restrictive movement or just wanting to restrain your partner? Japanese rope tying is the ideal BDSM activity that teaches you rope binding techniques to include in your carnal pleasures. Western-style bondage includes simple ties like the Spread Eagle. This is when you take the four post baby making bed and restrain the legs and arms at the wrists and ankles. This places your partner in an open and vulnerable sate. If you have access to a St. Andrews Cross, the medieval X shaped apparatus has the same effect as your oak best post. With the influx of western kink culture, the Hog-tie has been popularized by many adult websites. Each of these ties, you only need to learn one or two techniques. Our basic Japanese rope bondage tutorial video series covers the [single column tie] and the [somerville bowline] are perfect start for binding wrist and ankles to chairs, post, railings, and even other limbs.

Picking the best bondage rope

You would think this is the easiest part. Just pop down to the local hardware store and pick up some rope. Using ropes found in big box stores have more negatives than positive. For man made rope like nylon, they have little bite or grip when it comes to making a knot. This will cause some traditional ties like the [single column tie] to move and turn in to a dangerous slip knot. This could create a lot of pressure on the ulnar nerve located along the wrist. However, natural fiber like jute and hemp rope have many positives. They have a high burn rate — I'm not talking about fire — This means you are less likely to get rope burn when pulling rope across the skin. They also have naturally high friction rate, making knots less likely to slip or become unstable. Traditionally, natural fiber ropes such as jute and hemp are commonly used in Japanese bondage. With most hanks coming in 7 meter for 25 foot lengths. You will find that western-style bondage uses 27 to 30 foot lengths to account for our larger body sizes.

If you would like a detailed guide in figuring what the best rope for bondage is look Here. You can also see a list of the top rope vendors we recommend Here.