Kinbaku

Art of rope.
Kibanku is a Japanese art form which involves tying someone up with ropes. There are many different expressions of the art form, each one corresponding to the practice and objectives of their respective practitioner.

In Japan as in Europe, there are numerous ‘schools’ of rope, each with their own methods and objectives. However, developing body appreciation and uncovering the emotions of the one being tied are generally considered to be the core disciplines of the practice.

Kibanku can be linked with dance, martial arts, massage, sexuality, tantra, initiation ceremonies, hypnotism…

Yoroi Nicolas, through his work with Yoroi Shibari, supports the idea that kibanku is an art that stands apart. Its applications are vast but remain personal to each practitioner. We believe that to progress in kibanku it is useful to work together with a common approach. We develop this at our dojos. Your relationship with yourself and with your partner, work on the artistry of composition and on the creative process are the fundamental kibanku principals which we uphold.

In our eyes, kibanku is a physical and emotional art: a dance in rope. Study focuses on both the physical and mental positioning of the protagonists, body awareness (awareness of your hara (or core) and of your posture), the rapport between partners, letting go, challenging one’s boundaries, energy transfer, rope technique, cultural and artistic influences from Japan, biomechanics and anatomy.

Nicolas is driven in his research and his passion not so much by the accumulation of numerous techniques but by the purity and refinement of these movements.

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