Online Shibari Classes

Video lessons for things like martial arts and rope bondage are best used as supplements to one’s live, in-person studies. However, various factors make studying in person inaccessible to several people, making Youtube’s often incomplete or poorly taught tutorials a tempting but dangerous alternative.

Here’s a handy list of rope bondage lessons from practitioners whom I believe are credible! 

As always, please employ a risk-aware mindset by observing caution while you try them yourself, and remembering the limitations of videos—i.e. not being able to ask questions, physically check the exact degree of tension, or be monitored by an instructor in real time, etc.

Consider attending a local skillshare to minimize your exposure to unnecessary risks!

References & Recommendations​

ONLINE COURSE

In this course, Lecia gives an overview about all relevant safety aspects you should know about before starting with rope bondage. This will include information about different types of rope, cutting tools, anatomical knowledge – especially about nerves and nerve damage symptoms- but also consent and communication, self reflection, psychological aspects and pain processing strategies. This course aims to help you better understand, evaluate and navigate the potential risks associated to rope bondage in order for you to enjoy safer and more satisfying experiences in ropes.

ONLINE COURSE

Having to go to a public class or get started with a partner can be intimidating. With this course you can learn at home, by yourself and at your own rhythm. This progressive program will guide you through your first steps with Shibari and allow you to build confidence and automatism before tying with a partner. We recommend watching and practicing the videos in the right order.

Note: Watch the Lecia’s Bondage Safety Course first!

ONLINE COURSE

I cannot praise Gorgone’s collection of Shibari lessons enough. Not only are they affordably priced, they’re also incredibly easy to understand,  professionally shot, and cover a wide expanse of topics explained by credible presenters (Shibari and medical professionals) that are suitable for beginners up to advanced practitioners.

ONLINE COURSE

ESINEM’s safety course is a must-read for practitioners—it covers the types of injuries one can acquire during bondage, human anatomy, areas to avoid, warning signs, & techniques for prevention, and more!

ONLINE COURSE

Shibari: The Easy Way is a self-paced, easy to absorb, and value packed online course with lifetime access that sets you on the right path. It comes as a 7-course bundle: 4 of which are focused on tying techniques, while the others cover bondage safety, negotiation, and rope care.

ONLINE COURSE

The Single Column Tie is the fundamental building block for your ties. From telling your knots apart to factoring in your rope’s direction, this free course shares ten (10) helpful tips to improve your tying.

ONLINE COURSE

Dive into Esinem’s valuable insights as a student of Kinbaku directly under today’s esteemed Japanese masters. He discusses several noteworthy topics, such as the common trap of painting-by-numbers as well as the important roles played by connection and intent when practicing Shibari.

ONLINE COURSE

If you’ve mastered the basics of Shibari, you can dive into Esinem’s in-depth tutorials on rope bondage suspensions. This extensive 12-course bundle walks you through critical material like common beginner errors, fundamental skills, suspension-worthy harnesses, as well as transition options for various ties.

Tutorials

Ebi McKnotty’s Rope365.com is a valuable resource for those who are looking to further develop their technical mastery of rope bondage. The lessons are extensive, fairly easy to follow, and offer some good food for thought as you find your way around enjoying rope with people.