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Shibari 201: Strappados & Armbinders for Floorwork & Suspension
SubSpace Seattle
Tukwila, WA
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Shibari 201: Strappados & Armbinders for Floorwork & Suspension
Ties with the arms bound together in a straight line behind the back are both beautiful and very restrictive.  Come learn how to tie them with confidence!

In this three-hour workshop, we'll take a detailed look at Strappados & Armbinders for both floorwork & suspension, focusing on various arm positions, precise rope placement and tension, & several types of frictions. We'll also examine anatomy & safety issues associated with this tie, and learn tips & tricks for tying fluidly & with connection. Finally, we'll take a look at some of the possibilities around 'using up' the remaining rope in decorative ways (kazari).

NOTE: you are not required to do suspension to do this workshop! Students who are already doing suspension will be cleared by the instructor and invited to practice Partial & Full Suspension with these ties, if they wish to.

Prerequisite: You should come to this course with prior, solid familiarity in basic rope bondage skills, especially the single-column tie. It is definitely appropriate for all genders, sexual orientations, and body types!

To ensure personal attention to each participant, class size will be limited to 8 tying pairs. Due to the small class size, early registration is strongly recommended.

Clothing & Equipment: For floorwork, please bring 3-4 25'-30' pieces of bondage rope, 5-6mm in diameter, and a blanket or yoga mat to sit & tie on. You should wear clothing comfortable to tie in.

For Suspension (and you must be previously cleared by the instructor to do suspension in this workshop): 8-10 full length ropes + carabiners.

Hemp or Jute rope is recommended. Its also helpful to have some shorter lengths of rope in your kit. Short on rope? Well have a bit extra on hand to loan out to students.

All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations and identifications are most welcome!

About the Instructor: Jonathan (Seattle Shibari) is Seattle-based rope artist who ties for photoshoots, performs onstage, and teaches Japanese-style rope bondage. He works to spread appreciation for this beautiful art via his website, and travels regularly to Japan to train with top-level teachers. Jonathan has taught numerous sold-out workshops, and teaches and performs internationally.

No ticket refunds or credit will be given within 14 days of event.


SubSpace Seattle (View)
Will be provided upon ticket purchase
Tukwila, WA 98188
United States



Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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