Enter Email:
Esinem's web site - Not Safe for Work!

Site Information

 Loading... Please wait...

Esinem's blog

Why rope handling skills are fundamental

And we will prove it for free! Rope handling skills are fundamental to the difference between tying people and parcels. In my opinion, far too much teaching is orientated to painting by numbers and that’s not what it’s all about for me. Until about 12 years ago, when I first visited Japan for lessons with ...

The post Why rope handling skills are fundamental appeared first on ESINEM.


BEWARE: Abuse of Amanawa™ trademark

It has recently come to my attention that another rope supplier is attempting to benefit by using my ‘Amanawa™’ trademark for a product he is launching! I suppose that I should be flattered that they chose my brand out of all the names out there. It clearly stands out as the ‘gold standard’ and the ...

The post BEWARE: Abuse of Amanawa™ trademark appeared first on ESINEM.


FREE! 10 Pro tips for the single column tie

10 tips for the single column tie: What you didn’t know you didn’t know We have just produced a new free tutorial for ShibariClasses: ’10 Pro tips: The single-column tie’. You might be surprised at what you didn’t know that you didn’t know as we go into greater depth than other tutorials. The single column ...

The post FREE! 10 Pro tips for the single column tie appeared first on ESINEM.


Part XII of ‘Suspension Techniques’

We have just uploaded Part XII of ‘Suspension Techniques’ making this the most in-depth shibari suspension course ever! These are not just 10 minute YouTube demonstrations but full multi-media tutorials with every step shown and explained in detail. You’ll learn not just the ties but the engineering behind them in the ‘Suspension Techniques’ series. Here ...

The post Part XII of ‘Suspension Techniques’ appeared first on ESINEM.


Learn ‘Shibari: The Easy Way’

Beyond ‘Tying people, not parcels’ In my first shibari tutorials for beginners, ‘Japanese Rope Bondage: Tying people, not parcels‘, my focus was on teaching ties and how to perform them with connection. In ‘Shibari: The Easy Way‘, we develop this approach further by both simplifying learning by explaining the basic building blocks and by teaching ...

The post Learn ‘Shibari: The Easy Way’ appeared first on ESINEM.


The biggest selection of shibari tutorials on the net

ShibariClasses must be the biggest selection of shibari tutorials on the net with over 40 now! We started ShibariClasses just over 3 and a half years ago when we were trying to make the sequel to the best-selling ‘Japanese Rope Bondage: Tying people, not parcels’ DVDs and now we teach thousands of students. When ShibariClasses launched, ...

The post The biggest selection of shibari tutorials on the net appeared first on ESINEM.


Mastering ingredients

Our latest tutorial, ‘Mastering ingredients’, will teach you how to master the ‘ingredients’ of shibari, i.e. the components that are used, to create your own ‘recipes’ (ties).The objective is not simply to teach a tie but how to create ties. Teaching ‘ingredients’ that make up the ‘recipes’ and how they can be varied and substituted ...

The post Mastering ingredients appeared first on ESINEM.


Osada Steve master classes 18 and 19 August in south London

We are delighted to announce two one-day intensive classes with the legendary Osada Steve at a south London venue in mid August! Initially, we only announced a single workshop for Sunday, 19 August, to our ShibariClasses students but this sold out, bar a couple of tickets, within hours so I suggested an additional day. I ...

The post Osada Steve master classes 18 and 19 August in south London appeared first on ESINEM.


How to use ‘ingredients’ in shibari

The plan for the next ShibariClasses tutorial is to demonstrate how to use ‘ingredients’ in shibari, i.e. the components that are repeated in ties, to solve a problem. In this example, how to tie tengu shibari (here’s Bob Ropemarks’ interpretation); the ‘devil tie’, so-called because the arm position resembles wings…or, less romantically, an oven-ready chicken 🙂 Whatever, you call it, ...

The post How to use ‘ingredients’ in shibari appeared first on ESINEM.


Rigging in Riga at the end of June

As we hinted at before, we will be rigging in Riga, Latvia, at the end of June. Flame Hel has invited us for the last weekend of the month. I have to say, he sounds like an excellent host since we have been offered dungeon apartment with our own personal slave girl! We might not ...

The post Rigging in Riga at the end of June appeared first on ESINEM.