We offer workshops, private training and performances for enthusiastic people who would like to discover Kinbaku.
Guests & Events in Studio 6×6, Berlin
Michael Ropeknight combines the great bondage schools of Yukimura Ryu and Osada Ryu in an undogmatic way. Through his creative and powerful, yet calm and emotional deep bondage, he gives these styles a personal touch.
On invitation only: We open the doors of our Studio 6×6 for Kinbaku and Shibari enthusiasts, to join us for a life drawing event and play night. The evening will feature one intimate Kinbaku session, you can draw or just watch and enjoy. More Info…
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We offer a teaching system for Kinbaku, so that you learn to tie safely and with focus on the shared experience as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, the most important principle – practice yourself a lot! – we cannot take you from the shoulders. What we can offer is a system to learn the necessary technical principles quickly and consecutively building on each other. For this we have developed a method to combine technique and non-technique, theory and practice in catchy exercises. Our goal is to give you good tools for your play. ==> Read more
If you are already advanced, want to “change” from other styles, or are generally unsure, talk to us, so we can decide together what is the right level for you to get started.
This is the best and most effective way to discover Kinbaku. You will notice: the private lessons is the turbo to tie faster, more safe and thus really focussed on your partner’s emotions. For the people in the rope, we provide valuable tips on breathing, body tension and stress management. Only in private lessons we can respond individually to your wishes. Depending on your current level, we give you exactly the input you need to get to a new level in your bondage. It does not matter where you stand on your path to Kinbaku. ==> Details & Booking
Discover Kinbaku Intro Evening
What is Kinbaku? Isn’t it called Shibari? What is the difference between Western Bondage and Japanese one? Does it hurt? I would like to be tied – how do I find a safe start? How do I avoid security risks or misunderstandings during a session? How does consent work? You are enthusiastic beginners or even just interested in the subject of bondage? You want to learn to tie? This introductory evening is our offer to You to get an overview of Japanese-inspired Bondage (Kinbaku) in an open, relaxed and safe atmosphere. Learn the first techniques and get answers to your questions. ==> Details & Booking
From Zero to Patterns & Play
This is the workshop for enthusiastic beginners who want to explore Kinbaku (Japanese-inspired bondage). We address both partners who take an active, albeit different, role. After a brief introduction to safety, you will explore qualities of contact through the rope. We will introduce a few basic principles and you will learn how to combine them, developing “real” patterns for play with your partner. 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. ==> Details & Booking
Intro to Seme-nawa
In this Weekend Intensive, we provide an insight into our interpretation of Seme-nawa, which is for us is about creating an intimate and intense rope session. The philosophy and techniques are based on the art of Akira Naka and the system of Riccardo Wildties, our teacher. We will introduce some 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. The goal is to move the passive partner to devotion and show it in all its beauty. ==> Details & Booking
Earth: Establishing a Ground
With this series of evening classes we provide an opportunity to establish the ground for Seme-nawa on a regular basis. We will deepen already familiar principles and patterns and learn to apply them to create new ones forming the tied body into aesthetic and challenging positions. Playfully and gradually, we will progress from the ground into partials and first full suspensions. In doing so, we do not deal with the techniques as stand alone, but repeatedly ask for the intentions and give impulses to the rope-bottoms to bring their attention to their feelings and sensations and to develop their sense of Center as a basis for further exploration in our style of Kinbaku. ==> Details & Booking
Water: Rasing Up
This series of regular evening classes in Seme-nawa is the next level after „EARTH”. After first patterns and routines are established, we are raising up and getting more fluid. In WATER we are dealing with fluid management of (semi) suspension techniques and suspension with torsion. Rope-Bottoms learn the somatic skills to master more challenging positions in a healthy and enjoyable way. In doing so, we deepen our understanding of Seme-nawa, scrutinise our intentions and learn strategies how to create a scene. ==> Details & Booking
Fire: Touching the Core
In this advanced Kinbaku course, we use the Gyaku-ebi position to teach techniques that go deeper into the somatic body of the tied person. Increasingly we focus on intention and emotion. The rope and the physical-mental challenge it creates are means to an end to push into emotional depths. The process of tying is slow and the generated figures are static. Rope on rope increases the challenge. The goal is to move the tied partner to surrendering and show her in all her beauty. ==> Details & Booking
Air: Learning to Fly
In the element air we are dealing on the basis of the so far learned with technically more complex positions and the transitions between them. This requires a lot of routine and good communication between the partners. We address flow and dynamics, but also ideas how to develop a “scene”. We show elements and principles of the Kinbaku that we tie “for us.” In doing so, we pick up positions from the water or fire elements, and develop paths of transformation between them. The result is images that are aesthetically reminiscent of calligraphy or ikebana. ==> Details & Booking
Kinbaku LuXuria Takate Kote
History, Functionality, Body Handling and Aesthetics of the 3rd rope
In this workshop we will follow evolution of Takate Kote (TK, Gote Shibari or Box-Tie) and introduce different construction principles that result from different intentions or applications, with focus on the TK as engineered by Riccardo Wildties / Kinbaku LuXuria. We will also present variations of the third rope for Seme-nawa. The main focus will necessarily be technical, but we also want to emphasize the movement, control, (non-verbal) communication and handling of the tied partner. ==> Details & Booking
Suspension Lines and Tie-off on Bamboo
Effectiveness, Safety and Aesthetics
Whether in partial or full suspension, when handling the ropes, absolute safety, speed and precision are the prerequisite that your tied partner can confidently indulge in the situation. Uncertainty, hesitation, bad handling of the ropes, stress, hectic – all these are transmitted directly to your partner and cause a disturbance of the experience, as atmospheric noise spoils the enjoyment of a radio transmission. The formula is 3x3x4: There are three standard situations, there are three important principles that are used alone or in combination, and I use four different tie-offs depending on the situation. ==> Details & Booking
Somatics for Rope Bottoms
Regular Study Group
In this workshop we will put aside rope for a moment and focus on the soma or “the body as perceived from within.” We will learn to feel ourselves in the moment and to contain our experiences without freezing or running away. We will learn to pay attention to what is happening in the moment. We will reconnect to our sense of safety. We will learn to verbalize our desires and choices and recognize when it doesn’t feel good anymore. Increased somatic awareness and access to the wisdom of your body will lead naturally to deepening your bottoming experiences and making it more internal, conscious and safe. ==> Details & Booking
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