You need to learn how to walk

before you can run

In the case of Shibari (縛り), that means you need to learn the basics. Once learned, keep repeating. Like that world-famous trumpet player who is said to have practiced scales daily for hours all throughout his professional career.

Learn the alphabet before writing words, then sentences, then poetry with your rope.

In this first in a series of six workshops . . .

. . . we will cover the basic building blocks of kinbaku (緊縛), starting with the iconic aisatsunawa (greeting shibari, 挨拶縄) techniques.
You will learn the secrets of connective tying while simultaneously acquiring muscle memory and finger dexterity that will help you become a solid rope artist.
This series of six workshops covers the first three Kyu () levels (A + B) of the Osada-ryu kinbaku school system brought to you by the Kinbaku Academy.

Front version


Diamond version


Strappado version



When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and runs for a whole month! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide how fast you go and how much you revise. Subscriptions renew automatically until cancelled.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does a whole month 24/7 sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like until you cancel - across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.