Maneemon & Konekokaburi – Announcing presenters

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With over 12 years of experience and multiple study trips to Japan, Maneemon is a Shibari teacher who seamlessly integrates his background as a physician and physiotherapist into his style and teachings. His knowledge of biomechanics adds an extra layer of depth and understanding to the art of Shibari, creating a holistic and safe learning environment for students.

Maneemon’s journey into Shibari began years ago when he developed a fascination for the intricate beauty and profound connection that Shibari offers. Determined to master the craft, he embarked on numerous trips to Japan, immersing himself into the local scene and learning from some of the most renowned Shibari experts.

As an experienced physician and physiotherapist, Maneemon possesses an understanding of the human body and its mechanics. This expertise allows him to approach Shibari with a scientific lens, focusing on the anatomical aspects and ensuring the safety and well-being of his students.

Find out more at his website


Meet Konekokaburi, a Shibari model with 4 years of experience and two immersive trips to Japan. Inspired by Japanese subculture, hentai, and pink eiga movies, her approach fuse “traditional” Shibari with contemporary influences. With a passion for pushing boundaries and celebrating individual expression, Konekokaburi invites you to experience her captivating and sensual Shibari. 

Influence of Nerves and Circulation in Shibari

(Workshop level: L1-3)

Join us for a course exploring the intricate relationship between body position, nerves, and circulation in Shibari. Through a combination of theoretical presentations and practical examples, this course aims to enhance our understanding of the complex changes in blood flow and nerve supply during rope bondage.

In this course, we will delve into the physiological aspects that come into play during Shibari, unravelling the impact of rope placement and tension on nerve pathways and blood circulation. Through detailed presentations, we will explore how the intricate ties can affect sensory perception and physiological responses in the bound individual.

Practical demonstrations will provide a learning experience, allowing participants to witness firsthand the influence of rope techniques on nerve conduction and blood flow. By examining case studies and discussing real-life scenarios, we will gain insights into best practices for maintaining safety and optimizing the experience for both rigger and model.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rigger, this course will deepen your understanding of the impact of nerve and circulation dynamics.

The Shoulder in Shibari

(Workshop level: L1-3)

Join us for an course focused on understanding the complex biomechanics of the shoulder during Shibari. This course offers a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical examples to enhance your understanding of the shoulder’s intricate dynamics in rope bondage.

In this condensed 2-hour session, we will explore the fundamental principles of shoulder anatomy and movement as they pertain to Shibari. Through hands-on practical demonstrations and simplified examples, we will dissect the biomechanics involved in creating safe and comfortable shoulder ties.

While this session is an excerpt from a comprehensive 4-hour course, we aim to provide you with essential insights into shoulder mechanics during rope play. We will discuss common challenges, potential risks, and techniques to optimize the shoulder’s range of motion and minimize discomfort for both rigger and model.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice and refine their skills under the guidance of experienced instructors. Through interactive exercises, we will deepen our understanding of the shoulder’s response to various rope placements, tensions, and movements.

This course is suitable for both beginners and experienced Shibari practitioners seeking to enhance their understanding of the shoulder’s biomechanical intricacies. By gaining a better grasp of the shoulder’s complex dynamics, you will be empowered to create safer Shibari experiences.

Body Handling, Part Newaza

(Workshop level: L1-3)

Discover the art of Body Handling in this dynamic and innovative course. Explore unconventional techniques for manipulating your partner’s body, aiming to facilitate bondage, adjust distance, whether for SM play or deepening intimate connections beyond traditional approaches.

In this course, we will delve into the intricacies of body handling techniques, allowing you to effectively manipulate your partner’s body to achieve desired positions.

Through interactive demonstrations and hands-on practice, you will learn how to manipulate and control your partner’s body in ways that facilitate efficient and comfortable bondage. Discover innovative methods to modify positions and adjust distances.

By the end of this course, you will have acquired a new set of skills to expand your repertoire in the realm of body handling. Whether you are an experienced practitioner or a curious beginner, this course offers an opportunity to elevate your intimate experiences and explore new dimensions of physical connection.

Please note that this course is not suitable for participants currently experiencing hip or knee problems, as it involves physical movements that may put strain, especially on these joints.
Ensure that you are physically capable of participating in the course’s movements and exercises before enrolling. Safety and consent will be emphasized throughout the entire duration of the course.

From Newaza to Suspension: Exploring Advanced Body Handling Techniques

(Workshop level: L3)

Join us for a course that pushes the boundaries of body handling in Shibari. In this workshop, we will explore approaches to seamlessly transition from newaza (floorwork) to suspension, bypassing the traditional progressions. Our goal is to maintain the flow and connection while smoothly transitioning from the ground to half-suspension and full suspension.

This course demands a solid foundation in basic rope techniques, particularly the mastering of the two-rope Takate Kote (TK) that enables quick and efficient suspensions in all directions. Participants should possess an advanced level of proficiency in foundational ties to ensure safe and successful execution.

Through intensive practice and focused demonstrations, we will delve into the intricacies of body manipulation and weight distribution necessary to achieve a seamless flow from newaza to suspension. We will explore innovative approaches to maintain connection and fluidity while gradually introducing the dynamic elements of suspension play.

Please note that this course is designed for more experienced Shibari practitioners seeking to expand their skills. Prior experience with floorwork and suspension techniques is strongly recommended to fully benefit from this advanced workshop.

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