Over the years, numerous rope lovers from around the world have benefited from private tuition at the Osada-ryu HQ Dojo in Tokyo.

While on the surface shibari/kinbaku may appear an awfully complicated craft, the individual techniques can actually be broken down into distinct building blocks.

To this end students are essentially taught Osada-ryu; hands-on tying techniques drawn from established kinbaku dynasties. Individual coaching in Yukimura-ryu is also available.

NEW: Individual online tuition. Book here.

NEW: Study at the Kinbaku Academy tutorial website.

NEW: Join online workshops featuring many of Japan’s top kinbaku masters: Book here.

All tuition/training in Japan at the Osada-ryu / 長田流 HQ Dojo is on a one-on-one basis.

Shibari Intensives
Immerse yourself into Japanese rope culture and train at the cradle of kinbaku.
A typical day involves 3 hours of one-on-one coaching plus unlimited (non-supervised) practice sessions.

You can schedule your own individual coaching intensive throughout the year.

Typical duration: 10-14 days or longer

Short-term Tuition*
Coaching can be set up on short notice, with dates and times flexible. These are one-on-one lessons tailored to the needs of rope enthusiasts passing through Tokyo and wishing to catch up on the latest state of the tying arts.

*Number of times: as per your needs

Long-term Coaching
Ideal for Tokyo residents that aim to develop advanced tying skills over a sustained period of time.

Times: by appointment
Click here to contact Osada Steve.

Licensed instructors in Osada-ryu / 長田流 are also available here:

Shibari Bremen (Germany)
Shibari Dojo Vienna (Austria)
Four Elements Königswinter (Germany)

Secret56 (Zürich)