Elements of Semenawa
We are students of Kinbaku LuXuria in the art of Semenawa of Akira Naka. We have developed our own interpretation of the style based upon that. And this is what we share exclusively with our students above the beginners level. We address couples who have a specific interest in this style and who are willing to go deep into it with us. For us it is essential to teach Kinbaku as a holistic system, covering technique and non-technique, body and mind, theory and practice, history and contemporary developments, elements for Riggers and for Rope-bottoms.
As teaching is for us about guiding and curating through the complex matter, we structured it into a system of 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.
Students should have a solid basis before starting to deal with more complex rope bondage and taking more risk, e.g. in suspensions or challenging body positions. Therefore we require literacy in the fundamental principles, as delivered in our “Discover Kinbaku” beginners workshops and some practice and experience in rope bondage applying these principles. As a measure, riggers should be familiar with a simple gote and be capable to tie 1-2 rope patterns in less then 5 min. Models should have some experience in rope bondage, and have learned to attend to their bodies whils being tied.
We teach the material in Weekend Intensives group workshop on two levels, or in individual private arrangements.
Elements of Semenawa, Level I
This is for couples who are serious with getting into semenawa with us. You will learn the essential technical and non-technical principles of our interpretation of the style.
Content: Kinbaku & Semenawa: History and philosophy * Consent * Basic safety rules * Bondage without rope: taking control * Exercises to connect with your partner * Kinbaku LuXuria Gote / Box-Tie * Ashi-shibari * Ebi * S-shape position: creating and taking torsion * Gyaku-ebi * Kata-ashi positions * Futo-momo suspension * Affect feelings and moods by the position * Applied Seme-nawa: Intention, intimacy, suffer, shame und aesthetics
On the bottom’s side, we introduce the foundational skills of placing the attention to the body and strengthening your own core.
Above all, you learn to apply these patterns to create a shared experience in your erotic play.
Elements of Semenawa, Level II
You will deepen the already known technical and non-technical principles of our style and learn new ones. This workshop add some challenge both to riggers and models.
Content: Kinbaku & Semenawa: History and philosophy * Consent * Basic safety rules * Dominance and Submission * Create the drama: Intention, „plot“, rythm * Refining the gote * Creative applications 3rd rope * Creative applications of waist rope * Arm binders and strappado position * Introduction into transitions and progressions * Affect feelings and moods by the position * Applied Seme-nawa: Intention, intimacy, suffer, shame und aesthetics
On the bottom’s side, we introduce tools to growing stamina in challenging positions by breathing, relaxing and centering techniques.
Above all, we want enable you to apply these patterns to create a shared experience in your erotic play.
Great atmosphere, organization, and transfer of skills. Highly recommended.
Well-structured teaching and a lovely venue, I really enjoyed the workshop of these kinbaku wizards
Nice workshops.....relaxed, friendly, and good handcraft skills....well structured Naka-style-shibari...
I really enjoy their teaching style: Inclusive, specific and practical, inviting reflection and willing to reflect and learn which makes for great teachers, great communication, very warm and inviting atmosphere.