Semenawa I: Creating impactful positions (Alexander MA & NawaTaNeko). Madrid. (1 OBSERVER SPOT LEFT)

Detalles del evento

  • sábado | 7 septiembre, 2024 a domingo | 8 septiembre, 2024
  • 10:00 - 18:30
  • Madrid Shibari Dojo. 28042 Madrid
  • +34 644548605
  • 10 pairs / couplesAsistentes
  • Alexander MA & NawaTaNekoFormadores

Only one observer ticket left! Tying pair spots are sold out.

Alexander Ma and Natasha NawaTaNeko (Discover Kinbaku) from Berlin will visit us to teach a Semenawa weekend workshop. They will present Semenawa I: Creating impactful positions for first time in Spain. This will be the first level of their new series of workshops on Semenawa.

Semenawa I: Creating impactful positions

In this Weekend-Intensive, we will give an insight into our interpretation of Semenawa, which is about creating an intimate and intense, challenging rope session. We will introduce our elements system, the basic concepts and tools we developed over  the past 10 years of studying traditional Japanese rope bondage, in the style of Akira Naka, practicing the “Kata” and departing from it to get free in our expression.

We will cover the basic principles of our style, effective one to two rope patterns to tie the body safely, effectively, and beautifully(!) in challenging figures. But we don’t focus on the forms alone. We will question your intention and give impulses on how this intention can be translated into specific ties to create the 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.

For whom is it?

This workshop is for couples (of all ages and gender constellations) who already have some experience in Japanese-inspired bondage and want to engage with more challenging rope sessions. Through various exercises, you repetitively practice the principles and gain confidence in your abilities as well as self-confidence in applying Semenawa during your
private play.

Gains and benefits

As a rigger:

  • Building on the previous learned basic principles of kinbaku
  • Understanding the concepts and philosophy of Semenawa
  • Safely mastering the first semi- and full suspensions in our style
  • Understanding important non-technical aspects, such as communication through rope and tools to create a shared experience of intimacy
  • Gaining confidence in your abilities and self-confidence for application in private or at a Jam

As a model:

  • Bringing attention to your body, to your feelings and sensations
  • Gaining safety in (semi) suspensions by learning to give in to the force of gravity
  • Getting familiar with a rope impact and learning to enjoy it
  • Developing a feeling of your emotional and physical limits and learning to communicate them positively
  • Unlearning common myths about being a rope bottom
  • Understanding your responsibility in ropes

Bring along

Inspiring clothing to your taste, suiting your mood for intense rope bondage (preferably not sporty clothes) and at least 10 jute ropes, 5 or 6 mm, 7 – 7.6 m long.


  • Intro to Semenawa
  • General remarks on safety & consent
  • Bondage without rope: taking control
  • Developing Patterns from Basic Principles (Wrapping, Friction, Single- and Double Column Tie)
  • Introducing time and progression
  • Refining the Gote for torsion load
  • Tying the chest: 3rd/4th rope additions to the Gote
  • Forming the body: expansion, compression and torsion
  • Creating tension: Giri-giri position
  • Patterns and Strategies controlling the hip
  • Adding gravity: moving towards (semi) suspension
  • Influencing feelings and moods through position
  • Effective methods for moving and controlling the partner

Dates: 7th & 8th of September 2024.

Schedule: From 10:00h to 18:30h each day with a lunchtime break.

Spots: 10 tying pairs /couples. There are also 4 observer tickets available.

Price: 370€ per couples for non-members of the Dojo / 320€ for Members. | Observer tickets are 185€ per person for non-members / 160€ for Members.

Place:  Madrid Shibari Dojo.

Language:  English.

Talk + Q&A night: The attendance to the workshop includes free access to the Talk + Questions&Answers about Rope bottoming and Semenawa that NawaTaNeko and Alexander will offer on Saturday’s evening.

Reservations: By e-mail to or by messaging via Telegram / Whatsapp.

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. He has been tying Semenawa style for over 10 years, and has been learning from Naka Akira master himself in depth. /


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. She is the author of the inspirational book on rope bottoming “Somatics for Rope Bottoms”. Fetlife: @NawaTaNeko /