Discover Kinbaku with us…

We are very enthusiastic about teaching absolute beginners. It is great fun to see people grow, dare – and play! – after they understood the few basic principles of Japanese rope bondage.

Our offer is for people (of all ages and gender constellations) who are (absolute) beginners and want to learn simple principles to engage safely, effectively, aesthetically and playfully in the rope bondage together. You can apply the learned patterns directly for your private play or on a Jam. We address both partners who take an active, albeit different, role.

With the two-day weekend workshop we make an offer for interested venues and communities to invite us to share our passion for beginners education.

From Zero to Patterns and 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. Then, we will introduce few basic principles and you will learn how to combine them, developing “real” patterns for play with your partner. Don’t be afraid, there are no complex knots or difficult patterns to memorise.

Very fast, you will learn how to combine the basics, developing “real” patterns for play with your partner. We will emphasise movement, control, (non-verbal) communication, emotional and physical limits, as well as anatomy, safety and intention based consent. The goal is for you to be able to create beautiful shared moments in ropes.

We offer practical workshops: you will tie or get tied a lot.

Whom is it for?

No prerequisites. Absolute beginners welcome. Come as you are – just bring an open mind and curiosity.

Bring along: comfortable, flexible clothing and ropes, when you already have. We will also have ropes prepared for you to try out.

==> Information for the participants

… for riggers

  • knowing and practising the first basic principles of Kinbaku
  • getting enabled to apply them safely in private play or at a Jam
  • gained a good foundation for further workshops
  • shifting the focus from technique to a shared experience
  • shaping bodies by the rope to create emotions
  • mastering intention based consent negotiation

… for Rope Bottoms

  • understanding your responsibility
  • developing positive communication pattern in ropes
  • getting familiar with a rope impact and learning to enjoy it
  • becoming aware of your emotional and physical limits
  • mastering intention based consent negotiation
  • unlearning common myths about being a rope bottom


General remarks on safety * Consent and communication between the partners * Different qualities of contact * The basis: wrapping, frictions, and square knot * Handcuffs * Simple, effective and beautiful patterns for arms and legs * Upper body bondage * Basics of Takate Kote / Box-Tie * Basics of floor work * 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 * Historical aspects * Materials

What participants say…

Very thorough classes with a good energy in teaching and communication. Thank You again.

A very nice and cozy place, the team taking care of it is awesome and welcoming. The room where you practice is very Japanese looking and really ads up to the experience. Great professionals and workshops a must go to place.

A beautiful and special place. The workshops at Discover Kinbaku are no shallow or chaotic fast food, but well thought-of concepts with a learning theory behind it, which doesn't only cover knots and patterns, but e.g. also interpersonal dynamics, communication and the side of the rope bottoms. All in a respectful, welcoming and open atmosphere, and the team has a lot of valuable experience to share. Would love to attend more classes in the future!