Soptik & Sansei – Announcing presenters

  • Soptik & Sansei
  • Soptik & Sansei
  • Soptik & Sansei

Peter Soptik and Sansei’s approach to ropes is about a deep connection between two people. They find this connection particularly in traditional kinbaku and are passionate about the Kinbaku LuXuria style. Peter has been studying this style with Riccardo Wildties and Red Sabbath since 2013. Riccardo is a deshi of Naka Akira and his style is an interpretation of Naka Ryu more suited to western riggers and models.

Sansei and Peter started their journey together a few years later and now not only study but also research their own interpretation of the style.

Their tying and their teaching includes classical patterns, aesthetics and also deep surrender to the core, dark emotions in semenawa and existing for each other. Through kinbaku they pursue things they are passionate about. Among the different flavours they tie and teach are objectification and exposure, from shame to humiliation, and some niche topics such as neck rope and arm binders.

Peter has been studying Japanese bondage for a long time. He studied with Kinoko Hajime, Osada Steve, Nawashi Kanna, Arnoys Nicolas and Naka Akira. They taught him the basics, technique and also the movement, intimacy and simplicity of the ropes. Today his style is shaped by his studies with Riccardo Wildties.

Sansei has been doing ropes since 2017. Her approach to tying is specific with a deep surrender to her rigger, an almost altered state of being while tying, exploring the often dark emotions that ropes can bring and the beauty of them. Of particular importance to her is the naturalness of the experience and the effect of the rope on the human soul and body. She is not only a model, but also a rigger. She has been studying with Peter Soptik since 2019 and the Kinbaku LuXuria style with Riccardo Wildties and Red Sabbath since 2022. The experience of both roles allows her to better understand and pass on deeper insight. She is passionate about Japanese aesthetics and philosophy, which is a great inspiration in her tying.

Although Naka style is their preferred way of tying today, they are open to enjoying spontaneity and fun with ropes, and their personal practice and teaching also includes lighter topics.

Find out more about their workshops at www.soptiksansei.com.

Workshops

Flavour of Semenawa – Tormenting ties

(Workshop level: L1-3)

Semenawa is often mistakenly associated with pain. But seme is not just for the sake of pain. Tight, restrictive ropes and strenuous or uncomfortable positions torment the body. Suffering can be not only physical, but also mental.

The mental aspects, though often neglected, are just as important as the physical ones. Tying the mind rather than the body together with helplessness and hopelessness or even frustration leaves no choice but to surrender that embodies the very essence of semenawa.

Flavour of Semenawa – Strictness in bamboo ties

(Workshop level: L2-3)

Tying with bamboos brings new opportunities that are difficult to achieve with regular ropes on the floor or in suspensions. They offers not only unusual positions to tie the body, but especially new sensations. In its strictness, which is not forgiving, it is remotely similar to hashira tying but in a much easier to achieve and safer form.

Flavour of Semenawa – Hentai

(Workshop level: L1-3)

The word hentai can be translated from Japanese as dirty, perverted, or twisted and these are the exact words that can be used to describe the origins of Kinbaku. In this workshop we will return to these roots, focusing on revealing, explicit positions, the perverse energy and rawness in our tying, and the actual fetishes that can spice up our session.