Nawasabi Shibari

Back from Vienna & Osada Steve

I am just back from the Kinbaku Dojo Vienna, where I met Osada Steve Sensei, joined his class and some private tuition. It is like always when I meet him. I am deeply touched and inspired. Beside that it was a great chance to meet some friends like Vinciens and his lovely Kenyade. Both run the Austrian Dojo and were very hospitable. So, now it's time to process all the impressions and to sort out all my notes and doodles. As far as I know, Sensei will stay in Austria for one more week and than visit Germany (Four Eelements, Königswinter). Please drop a line to Michael Ropeknight if you are interested in gathering some tuition.

It's nearly impossible ...

… to find good books about Kinbaku. Apart from Master K's work there are not many out on the market which I would recommend. But there is a little light shining at the end of the tunnel. My friend Georg Barkas just has finished his writings about communication via the medium of rope and even if I am not completely through, I already guess that this book will become one of the standards in the book shelf of each Kinbaku enthusiast.

Buy it here …

The first few month ...

… of 2017 were quite busy, but also a lot of fun. We have performed again at London BOUND and it was a pleasure like always. Beside performing on stage it was heartwarming to see Bruce Esinem and Nina Russ again. Both are so cute and we really had a good time. At the moment we are just back from Russia and what else could we say than: "We will be back as soon as possible!" We already knew that we have fans there, but this time it was really an outstanding experience for us. We even had to sign t-shirts and you have made us feel a bit like Rock stars :) Apart from that, Vlada, Falco and Vitaly were such lovely hosts again. Thank you so much for the invitation! Now back to earth, we concentrate on BOUNDCON in May and hope to see a lot of you guys. We are looking forward to our show and our workshop, the shootings and of course meeting as much friends as possible. Cu in Munich!

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 2016 was a horrible year. Beside some nice rope experiences a lot of bad things happened in my private life. This forced me to cancel a lot of festivals and activities and I am still sorry, because I know that some of you were really looking forward to meet me. But that is history. The new year has just begun and I am in a good shape, full of energy and already planning my 2017 tour. So, I can already say that I will attend BOUND London, MOSCOW KNOT, BOUNDCON Munich, PASSION Hamburg and a lot more festivals. Beside that I have tailored an entirely new workshop program for beginners and I am very excited to present it in my dojo and at some of the festivals. So ... this year will be hopefully better than the last one, for all of us. I am looking forward to see you!

XOXO Nawasabi

Updates ...

… about 2017 are coming soon. Thank you for your patience.