Elements of Semenawa (Discover Kinbaku). Madrid.

Detalles del evento

  • sábado | 1 octubre, 2022 a domingo | 2 octubre, 2022
  • 10:00 - 19:00
  • Madrid Shibari Dojo. Zona Rejas, Madrid.
  • +34 651115095
  • 8 parejasAsistentes
  • Alexander Ma & Natasha NawaTaNekoFormadores

Este curso se dará en Inglés. Los asistentes tienen incluida con la plaza el acceso al Performance del sábado.

Description

In this Weekend Intensive, we will give an insight into our interpretation of Seme-nawa, which is for us about creating an intimate and intense rope session. The physical and mental challenge is created in order to influence an emotional state of the person in ropes.
The philosophy and techniques of our Kinbaku are based on the art of Akira Naka and the system of Riccardo Wildties, our teacher. We will introduce our elements system, which includes the basic principles, patterns and figures to tie safely and effectively. But we don’t focus on the forms alone. We will question your intention and give impulses how this intention can be translated into specific ties in order to create maximum effect for the person in the ropes. We will emphasise movement, control, (non-verbal) communication, emotional and physical limits, as well as intention based consent. The goal is for you to be able to create beautiful shared moments in ropes.

This is a practical workshop: you will tie and get tied a lot.

For whom is it?

This workshop is for couples (of all age and gender constellation) who who already have some experience in Japanese-inspired bondage and want to engage with Seme-Nawa. Through various exercises you repetitively practice the principles and gain confidence in your abilities as well as self-confidence in applying Seme-nawa during your private play.

Gains and benefits

…as a rigger:

  1. building on the previous learned basic principles of Kinbaku.
  2. understanding the concepts and philosophy of Seme-nawa.
  3. safely mastering the first semi- and full suspensions in our style.
  4. understanding important non-technical aspects, such as communication through rope and tools to create a shared experience of intimacy.
  5. gaining confidence in your abilities and self-confidence for application in private or at a Jam.

… as a rope-bottom:

  1. bringing attention to your body, to your feelings and sensations.
  2. gaining safety in (semi) suspensions by learning to give in to the force of gravity.
  3. getting familiar with a rope impact and learning to enjoy it.
  4. developing a feeling of your emotional and physical limits and positively communicating them.
  5. unlearning common myths about being a rope bottom.
  6. understanding your responsibility in ropes.

 

Contents:

Kinbaku & Seme-Nawa: History and philosophy * General remarks on safety * Consent and communication between the partners * Different qualities of contact * Bondage without rope: taking control * Exercises to connect with your partner * Developing Patterns from the basic Principles (Wrapping, Friction, Single- and Double Column Tie) * Kinbaku LuXuria Gote * Basics of floor work * Adding gravity: moving towards (semi) suspension * Effective methods for moving and controlling the partner * Forming the body: expansion, compression and torsion * Influencing feelings and moods through position * Introduction to the game of shame or pain * Materials

Frequently Asqued Questions about the workshop:

I am a total beginner in the rope. Is the workshop suitable for me?

The workshop Seme-nawa is not suitable for total beginners. In order to be able to participate really intensively and also to achieve the maximum effect for you, the partners on both sides of the ropes should certainly master a Takate Kote / Box tie and other basic Kinbaku patterns.

I don’t have a partner. Can I still participate?

The workshop is consciously designed for couples. Even if you do not have a fixed partner yet, put an ad in the usual suspects’ platforms and there will surely be someone who wants to share the experience with you.

Is switching allowed?

Switching is not «prohibited», but the program is designed so that there will be no time to do the exercises twice in a time-slot. We do not want the non-switchers to get bored … Since the principles are repeated in different exercises, you can, of course, do the exercises alternating if both partners want to actively learn.

My body is not as flexible as the models on the internet, can I still attend the workshop?

Yes. Seme-nawa is the play on the border of the individual possibilities of the person in the ropes, not the execution of fixed techniques. It is important for the passive partner to be willing to surrender in the rope for the limited time and for the active partner to deal responsibly with this gift. We will practice the necessary techniques and principles in the workshop.

General Information

Bring:

  • At least 10 ropes between 7 and 8 meters long and 5-6mm width.
  • Comfortable, flexible clothing.
  • The willingness to get involved in the philosophy of Seme-Nawa.
  • Experience with gote / takate kote and the handling of tsuri lines.

Madrid Shibari Dojo

Classes will be held in our Dojo, on traditional Japanese tatami mats and using wooden beams and hashiras for tying. In Japanese, dōjō (道場) literally means «place where the Way is practiced» and is used for immersive practice. We will work from the ground and barefoot. You can bring a bamboo if you want and are used to it.

Dates: 1 & 2 Oct. 2022.

Duration: From 10:00 am to 6:30 pm with a one-hour lunch break at noon. Breaks when necessary.

Spots: 8 couples maximum. Places will be assigned in order of reservation.

Price: Consult the organization. MadridShibari students have a discount on the official price.

Where: Madrid Shibari Dojo. Barrio Rejas, Madrid.

Language: English.

 

Alexander Ma

Alexander is a scientist & philosopher and he was already mesmerized by the idea of capturing women and letting them suffer „beautifully“ long before he discovered rope.  www.discoverkinbaku.com IG: @discover.kinbaku

NawaTaNeko

In Kinbaku, Natasha is looking for true emotions and authenticity and sees rope bondage as deeply intimate and erotic practice that has also a profound transformational potential. IG @natasha.nawataneko


Reservations: mail to info@madridshibari.com or voice/Telegram/Whatsapp at  +34 651115095.