We are passionate about the Kinbaku we do. Therefore, we share our experiences and make our knowledge available to others, from absolute beginners to advanced students. As a couple tying together for more than 5 years now, we want to address some specific points in our teaching:
- Kinbaku is about creating a shared experience between two people – it is not just about techniques
- Hence, mastering technique is essential to let go of it and create an emotional scene
- Both partners in ropes – Rigger and Rope-bottom – have an active role to create the scene, there is no „passive“ partner
Therefore as a basic principle of our teaching we aim to teach both partners in rope equally – with complementary content. We teach the Riggers to better their tie and the Rope-bottoms to better experience the tying.
Teaching Kinbaku is contextual. Beginners need different content and methods then advanced students. People habe different needs, capabilities and desires. Not everything is for everyone. Not everyone wants everything.
Only in a private setting we can focus on your specific needs and give your the exact right guidence to get the most value out of it.
We offer a system to learn the necessary technical and non-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 for both partners in ropes. Our goal is to give you the best tools for your play.
To guide you through the complex matter, we created the “Elements“, inspired by the classical Western Alchemic system. The system is giving the opportunity for the Riggers to practice the principles and patterns as well as for the Rope-bottoms to develop the relevant somatic skills.
- In EARTH, both partners are laying down the fundament for their erotic bondage. The riggers learn the first techniques and principles – creating harnesses and forming the body into positions. The bottoms need to practice patience most of all whilst the riggers practice and master basic techniques.
- In WATER, both partners become more flexible and adaptable. Riggers learn how to move the rope – and the body. For Bottoms the topics are Placement of Attention and Communication.
EART and WATER both are more technical, obvious, on the surface: “Omote”.
- The element of FIRE adresses Intention and Emotion. More complex and challenging positions create an impact on the somatic body of the person in ropes. Rope-bottoms learn to grow stamina in challenging positions as well as understand their limits or how to distinguish between „good“ and „bad“ pain and how to deal with it.
Finally, with AIR, a new freedom is gained. Your bondage and your expression in ropes can become free and creative again. You have all the advanced tools for how to develop a scene and how to create individual aesthetics.
FIRE and AIR cannot be taught – it can just be shown. Our path is not your path. Nothing is obvious. The truth is hidden behind the surface: “Ura”
You want to explore Japanese-inspired rope bondage, but don’t know where to start? Then our workshop offers are exactly for you. Our offer is for couples (of all ages and gender constellations) who are (absolute) beginners and want to learn simple principles to engage safely, effectively, aesthetically and playfully to find intimacy in the rope play together.
You can apply the learned patterns directly for your play in private or on a Jam. We address both partners who take an active, albeit different, role.
Elements of Semenawa
We are students of Kinbaku LuXuria in the art of Semenawa by Akira Naka. We have developed our own interpretation of the style based upon that. We address couples who have a specific interest in this style and who are willing to go deep into it with us. The elements system is giving the opportunity for the Riggers to practice the principles and patterns as well as for the Rope-bottoms to develop the relevant somatic skills.
Write us for more information how to study with us in Berlin or invite us to your community to teach an introduction to the “Elements of Semenawa” as a weekend intensive workshop.
Warm and cozy place, superfriendly, welcoming and caring people, great workshops where you learn a lot more about Kinbaku than just patterns. If you wanna study Naka Style / Semenawa in Berlin, this is the place to be. Highly recommended also for bottoms!
One of the best places in Berlin fo study Kinbaku at, great teachers ,cozy yet kinky atmosphere and a lot of knowledge and passion to ropes and human connection. Suitable for both beginners and advanced rope lovers.
Amazing location, professional workshops and teaching, full of events on a side (practice, side lesson, drawing). I can just recommend Discover Kinbaku.
Amazing workshops with an excellent team and impeccable teaching capacities. I have learnt a lot from all of my visits to the studio and definitely recommend them to anyone who is serious about ropes. I would also like to add that this space, including their jam, was so far one of the most queer and women* friendly open rope spaces in Berlin.
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!