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We host monthly events for adults of all ages, genders, & body types who want to explore bondage in a safer, supportive, & accepting environment.

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Intro Workshop

Event Details

  • Intro Workshop (Learning the Ropes: Introduction to Shibari)
  • March 21st, 2020 (Saturday) from 3pm-7pm
  • Gallery in the Gutter (GIG), Eurovilla Condominium 1, Legazpi Village, Makati (Google Maps)
  • Regular Training (Flow: How to Tie with Finesse & Fluidity)
  • March 28th, 2020 (Saturday) from 3pm-7pm
  • Gallery in the Gutter (GIG), Eurovilla Condominium 1, Legazpi Village, Makati (Google Maps)

Overview

Shibari, the erotic art of Japanese rope bondage, is a visually striking, emotionally engaging, and creatively challenging practice enjoyed by people all over the world.

Whether you’re interested in bondage for sex, relaxation, sadomasochism, art, or simply connecting with your significant other/s, Japan’s unique style of rope play offers you an exciting new perspective on concepts like control, pleasure, and intimacy.

Join us on Saturdays when we host events for adults of all ages, genders, and body types who want to explore bondage in a safer, supportive, and accepting environment.

Learning the Ropes: Introduction to Shibari

During the intro event, we’ll go over Shibari’s origins, safety considerations, practical anatomy and consent, recommended tools, and basic techniques—but most of all, we’ll dive into how you can balance having a great time with your partner/s while keeping each other safe. 

This event will be helpful if you ever found yourself asking:

  • Which/how many ropes should I be using? 
  • How many knots/techniques do I need to know for Shibari?
  • Does bondage always have to be sadistic/nude/use complex patterns?
  • Can I still get tied if I’m not a thin/light/petite Japanese woman?
  • Are there parts of the body I shouldn’t be tying?
  • What’s the difference between circulation loss and nerve damage?
  • How tight should my wraps/bondage ties actually be?
  • In what order should I untie or be untied when the scene is done?
  • What are we supposed to be doing at the end of our sessions?

Regular Training: Foundation Courses

During our regular training, we have four (4) areas that we care about leveling up: Flow, Form, Function, and Fluency

Join our regular training as we cycle through these topics every month with new exercises and challenges to hone your skills for your very own rope journey.

Performance anxiety sucks and nobody enjoys fumbling/feeling like you need to apologize when we forget the pattern or tie too slowly. Flow helps your bondage build confidence, turns your tying fails into wins, and frees you from being dependent on patterns.

Wraps that get so tight that your partners end up numb, or those that keep sliding around and pose risks from shearing forces—they’re no fun and emergencies cut our play time short. Form works on helping you find the Goldilocks-level tension that’s right for your partner while still being beautiful, safe, and secure.

You’re not the only one who’s felt stuck with “standard” positions or disappointed that some of the most popular ties don’t work with your flexibility/physical concerns. Function invites you to take a closer look at how our bodies work and how we can both respect and celebrate what makes our shapes unique—making the rope adapt to us, not the other way around.

It’s scary for most people to dive into a rope scene without a plan, wondering what will satisfy your partner best. Fluency gives you a time tested structure for designing your sessions that helps you tap into the different ways we convey our desires to each other—be it through words or body language, even our silence, so that our bondage can explore more than just the physical dimension of tying.

Reminders:

  1. Always aim to be respectful, empathic, and inclusive.
  2. Pick a kinky codename or alias if you need to protect your identity!
  3. Ask for explicit verbal consent before touching/engaging with a person or their property.
  4. These are open, public events! Intimacy with your partners is welcome but please keep your clothes on during the event.
  5. Do not ask other attendees for their vanilla life details (i.e. real names, career, address, etc.). If they are comfortable sharing those details, they will.
  6. Alcohol and other intoxicating substances are available at the venue but please note that the moment you drink, you will be asked to stop participating in any type of rope bondage during the event.
  7. Rope jams are welcome to people of all skill levels but we reserve the right to intervene or send people out if they engage in what we deem to be excessively risky behavior.
  8. Those who fail to comply with the requests of the organizers will be sent out, blacklisted, and reported to the rest of the local groups.

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY

Ticket Options

Basic Pass

500
per attendee
  • Participate in one (1) event of your choice.
  • Valid for either our Intro to Shibari or Regular Training.
  • First-time attendees get to bring home one 8-meter piece of bondage-safe synthetic rope that's washable & water-friendly!

Plus Pass

1500
per attendee
  • All Basic Pass Perks
  • Unlocks challenges during the event where you can earn points that you can trade for event tickets, bondage rope, private coaching, and more!
  • Gain access to our private social network for the Shibari.ph community where you can ask questions, stay connected with fellow rope lovers, or show off your latest work!

Basic Pass

500
per attendee
  • Participate in one (1) event of your choice.
  • Valid for either our Intro to Shibari or Regular Training.
  • First-time attendees get to bring home one 8-meter piece of bondage-safe synthetic rope that's washable & water-friendly!

Plus Pass

1500
per attendee
  • All Basic Pass Perks
  • Unlocks challenges during the event where you can earn points that you can trade for event tickets, bondage rope, private coaching, and more!
  • Gain access to our private social network for the Shibari.ph community where you can ask questions, stay connected with fellow rope lovers, or show off your latest work!

Frequently Asked Questions

Dee Sapalo is a rope artist from Makati who promotes kink-, sex-, and body-positivity and practices a gentler domination style with Japanese rope bondage. He joined Manila’s rope scene in 2013 and has since pursued studies in Shibari locally and abroad.

Believing that our communities can become more respectful, empathic, and inclusive by practicing kink—he takes a break from designing websites for SMEs and runs the Shibari.ph resource blog. He curates relevant resources and hosts events where enthusiasts of all ages, genders, and body types can explore bondage in a safer, more supportive, and accepting environment.

You can message him to ask questions or say hello at dee@shibari.ph.

Solo attendees are welcome at the rope jam! Bringing a friend with you is encouraged but not required. Our hands-on exercises are applicable as self-ties!

We encourage the use of comfortable clothes—like sports, yoga, or exercise attire—as long as they aren’t too baggy. Bras with underwires are discouraged since chest-related bondage might give you a harder time breathing, deform the underwire, or accidentally poke/stab you.

MEDICATION: Please remember to bring medication if you need any— especially for emergencies (asthma inhalers, insulin, etc.).

CLOTHES: If you reckon you’ll perspire a lot, bring small towels and a change of clothes. Drinks are available for sale at the venue and there’s a dedicated comfort room where you can get changed too.

ROPE: At least one (1) piece of 8m long bondage rope (synthetic or jute are recommended) would be good to have. If you have none yet, you may borrow or buy synthetic rope from us on the day of the event.

EMT/SAFETY SHEARS: We use a special kind of scissors for bondage—the kind used by paramedics for emergency situations which have a blunt tip. We’ll have several shears available for borrowing at the event but you can check out this resource when getting your own pair.

Attendees of Shibari.ph events tend to be comfortable enough to use their real names. However, we highly encourage the use of code names and aliases during the events so that you have a layer of defense against people who might have malicious intentions.

Note: Anyone caught harassing other attendees for personal details will be reprimanded or sent out. Repeat offenders will be blacklisted from future events and reported to the other local kink groups.

As an added level of security, we won’t be allowing photographs to be taken by anyone other than the group’s official/authorized photographer.

They are specifically instructed to creatively crop personally identifiable features from view and, in cases where it’s unavoidable, to blur them long before publishing.

Exception: We might dedicate a photo-safe zone and allow pictures if all the attendees agree to it.

You’re allowed to bring snacks and drinks to the venue!

If you’re looking for something more filling, Legazpi Village is right next door to various dining establishments.  The closest options available would be the cafes right across Legazpi Active Park, but you’re sure to find something matching your cravings if you head towards the Greenbelt or Glorietta areas. 

We offer private coaching for couples and small groups in case you can’t attend the regularly scheduled workshops or if you need to keep your interest in kinks discreet.

If you have questions, shoot us an email at dee@shibari.ph or message us through the Shibari.ph Facebook Page!

Basic Pass

500
per attendee
  • Participate in one (1) event of your choice.
  • Valid for either our Intro to Shibari or Regular Training.
  • First-time attendees get to bring home one 8-meter piece of bondage-safe synthetic rope that's washable & water-friendly!

Plus Pass

1500
per attendee
  • All Basic Pass Perks
  • Unlocks challenges where you can earn points that you can trade for event tickets, bondage rope, private coaching, and more!
  • Gain access to our private social network for the Shibari.ph community where you can ask questions, stay connected with fellow rope lovers, or show off your latest work!

Basic Pass

500
per attendee
  • Participate in one (1) event of your choice.
  • Valid for either our Intro to Shibari or Regular Training.
  • First-time attendees get to bring home one 8-meter piece of bondage-safe synthetic rope that's washable & water-friendly!

Plus Pass

1500
per attendee
  • All Basic Pass Perks
  • Unlocks challenges where you can earn points that you can trade for event tickets, bondage rope, private coaching, and more!
  • Gain access to our private social network for the Shibari.ph community where you can ask questions, stay connected with fellow rope lovers, or show off your latest work!

Patron Pass

2500
per attendee
  • All Plus Pass Perks
  • You'll receive our heartfelt thanks and utmost appreciation for your generosity to our cause!
  • You'll be credited as a valued Patron at the beginning and end of the event you supported.
  • Unlocks the Patron Badge for your profile on our social network.
  • Unlocks a private Patrons-only group where you can vote on upcoming projects and activities for the SPH community.

Basic Pass

per Attendee
500
per attendee
  • Participate in one (1) event of your choice.
  • Valid for either our Intro to Shibari or Regular Training.
  • First-time attendees get to bring home one 8-meter piece of bondage-safe synthetic rope that's washable & water-friendly!

Plus Pass

Per Attendee
1500
per attendee
  • All Basic Pass Perks
  • Unlock challenges where you can earn points that you can trade for event tickets, bondage rope, private coaching, and more!
  • Gain access to our private social network for the Shibari.ph community where you can ask questions, stay connected with fellow rope lovers, or show off your latest work!

Patron Pass

Per Attendee
2500
per attendee
  • All Plus Pass Perks
  • Have your name added to our online list of Patrons and get credited before and after the event for your generosity to the Shibari.ph community.
  • Unlock the Patron Badge on your online profile!

Thanks to our friends who support our advocacy, our rope jams are available at discounted rates when you reserve a ticket in advance! Walk-ins will be charged at the standard rates.

Tremendous thanks go to these amazing people for making this possible:

  • TillySincarne & Nadiya
  • Sam & Partner
  • Sun & Earth

Join our Newsletter to unlock early registration for next month!

Public registration will begin on September 4, 2019 (Wednesday)!