BODIES UNDER PRESSURE – 2-day SEMENAWA WORKSHOP
*Please read the text and pre-requisitions throughly before applying for a spot*
In this Weekend Intensive, we will take a different look at the philosophy and toolbox of “Semenawa” – the style we tie.
How do we use pressure – impact – to create an emotional response from our models?
Doing so, we are dealing with more complex techniques in semi- and full suspension. The process of tying is slow, the figures produced are static. Rope after rope increases the challenge. The result is images that are aesthetically reminiscent of calligraphy or ikebana.
The goal is to move the tied partner to devotion and show them in all their beauty.
Rope Bottoms learn the somatic skills to master more challenging positions in a healthy and enjoyable way.
Our philosophy and techniques of Semenawa are inspired by Akira Naka and the Kinbaku LuXuria system of Riccardo Wildties, our teacher.
For whom is it?
This workshop is for couples (of all age and gender constellation) who already have some experience in Japanese-inspired bondage and want to engage more intensively with Semenawa. Through various exercises you repetitively practice the principles and gain confidence in your abilities as well as self-confidence in applying Semenawa during your private play.
Gains and benefits
The secure mastery of a Gote (Box-Tie), designed for torsional loads and routine in the execution of (semi)-suspensions, as well as the willingness to get involved in the philosophy of Semenawa is the prerequisite for participation in this Weekend Intensive.
Bring along: Clothing to your taste, suiting your mood for intense rope bondage and at least 12 jute ropes, 5 or 6 mm, 7 – 7.6 m long
=> Notes for participants
Kinbaku & Semenawa: History and philosophy
* Basic Consent & Safety rules
* Creating a session
* Ma-ai: The play with distance and proximity, rhythm and pause
* Communication through the rope: intimacy, suffering, shame und aesthetics
* Refining the Gote
* Creative applications for a 3rd/4th/5th rope
* Giri-giri position
* Creative applications of waist rope
* Arm binders and strappado position
* “Predicamental” strategies
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.
…as a rigger:
• getting fluent with suspensions and more
complex line management
• becoming more creative with your own
adaptions of the standard ties
• understanding important non-technical
aspects, such as Ma-ai, timing,
communication through rope, and tools to
create a shared experience of intimacy
… as a rope-bottom:
• increasing your capability to master
• developing a feeling of your emotional and
physical limits and positively
• allowing the impact of the ropes without
giving up your boundaries and center
• staying connected to your erotic play.
LEVEL: Advanced (min. Flying + 6 mdr. eller tilsvarende erfaring – læs teksten)
Intermediate-advanced experience in Japanese-inspired bondage and want to engage more intensively with Semenawa.
The Rigger must know how to tie a safe, stable and loadable gote, which also the rope model is confident with. Both must be experienced with challenging suspensions. The rope model must be comfortable with waistline-suspensions.
The weekend will be intense for the rope model, who must be confident with own strength and vulnerability in ropes – physically as mentally/emotionally.
DKK: 3200.- / € 430 per couple
Members: 3000.- / € 402 per couple