Introduction to Shibari - Part 1 & 2

Get the feel of Japanese bondage and experience what Shibari aka Kinbaku is all about in this 2-lesson course at Shibari Lounge in Antwerp.


In this 2 x 4hrs workshop Marc BeShibari and Shibarista Jess will guide you in discovering the aesthetics and basic techniques of this intimate form of rope play. After these two sessions you will be able to safely tie some basic patterns, with attention on technique and aesthetics but especially focusing on the experience you will have together with your (rope-) partner.


In part 1 you will learn:


  • a bit about the origins of Shibari/Kinbaku

  • safety aspects when tying

  • characteristics of different types of rope

  • to negotiate prior to starting your play

  • how to do a basic (wrist) tie (‘single column tie’)

  • wrapping & Interaction with one rope - Ichinawa

  • the use of tension, reverse-tension

  • to communicate and interact with your partner while tying

  • to attach your rope to a pole/bed frame/ table leg...

  • some patterns with one rope (shinju, matanawa)

In part 2 you will learn:

  • to join two ropes

  • frictions
  • some basic shibari patterns (futomomo, agura, hishi)

  • hojo cuff - a second single column tie

  • to tie two limbs together ('two column tie')

  • Excercises to practice with intention and interaction

Registration is only per couple and switching during the workshop is not allowed.

If you are single and want to attend the workshop:

- try to find a partner yourself at our shibari night, other rope events or put an ad on social media.

- mail us your info,  if you are lucky we can pair you with another candidate.

Price of the workshop is 120€ per couple for each part.

If you register for both parts at once you pay only 200€.