Event description

One Saturday each month.

Introduction to Japanese Rope Bondage

Shibari or Kinbaku is the art of erotic Japanese Rope Bondage – beautiful and engaging, it has a rich history and deep roots in Japanese culture.

From artistically intricate knot work through to aerial suspension.

With a focus on connecting with your partner and enjoying the process, not just the end result, Shibari is becoming increasingly popular in mainstream culture.

This class is aimed at anyone looking to get started with Japanese style rope bondage. We will focus on the basics of rope bondage, teaching people the foundation ties that are used, talking about safety and how to use the what you have learnt. Once you are proficient at the content of this course you will have the skills necessary to have fun practicing Japanese Rope Bondage or to participate in more advanced classes and courses.

Starting from the most fundamental components, this course requires no previous experience and has no pre required skills or knowledge. You will be able to practice all of the hands on components of this course either on yourself or on a partner.


  • Fundamental knots
  • Safety
  • Negotiation and consent
  • Bondage patterns
  • Rope selection, care and storage

This class is perfect on its own or is a great review of our Thursday night beginner course.

Rope is provided in the classes to use, however we recommend buying one or more lengths to practice with at home. Rope is available for purchase at the Studio.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to wear?

We recommend comfortable, casual clothing that allows you freedom of movement. What you would wear to the gym or yoga would be fine.

Do I need to come with a partner?

For the Rope beginners class you can practice all the practical components on yourself or a piece of furniture. You are welcome to bring a partner to practice on (class pricing is per person so they will need a ticket to attend too) but this is optional.

Do I need any previous experience?

No! This class is suitable for people who have never even held rope before.

Do I need to bring rope?

We can lend you a length of rope to use during the class. Please feel free to bring your own if you would like, in Japanese-style rope bondage we work with 7-8 meter lengths of natural fibre rope – jute is ideal, but you can also use hemp.

What if I want to be tied up?

Please feel free to come along! There’s no harm in learning some basics, and it’s a great way to get involved and start meeting people. We recommend that people who want to be tied attend this course too, it will give you a better understanding of Japanese Rope allowing you to make better informed decisions about safety and the skill of potential rope tops



please note: all prices are per person