Aya being tied by agoodcuppajoe

Steve performing in Tokyo with Aya-chan

Kinbaku (緊縛) is a Japanese style of BDSM Rope Bondage. Rope is used to bind (tie) a person in a way which enhances connection, encourages submission, and emphasizes beauty.

Shibari is the Japanese word for “tying”. As applied to bondage, Shibari can be considered to be the pattern or method of tying.

Japanese Kinbaku is more than just the rope or the patterns. It is a Conversation of Dominant and submissive Connection between the Top (person tying) and bottom (person being tied). Body, Mind, and Emotion. Displaying and enhancing the beauty of the person being tied. And always with a focus on the connective energy (“Ki” 気), deepening the relationship, the bond between Top and bottom.

Kinbaku is Connective, Sensual, and Sexual. It can also be Artistic, Soothing, Stimulating, and Tormenting/Punishing (Semenawa).

KinbakuNM offers:

  • Instruction in Japanese Kinbaku, Shibari, and Semenawa
  • Basic Rope Bondage for Couples/Beginners
  • Space for Play for up to 15 people
  • Rope Bondage Social & Play Events

Kinbaku New Mexico was founded in 2015 as a group dedicated to the practice of Kinbaku, Semenawa, and Shibari, the Sensual Arts of Japanese Erotic Rope Bondage. Based in Santa Fe, NM – our ongoing mission is to be a resource for training and education, exchange of information, and networking for students and practitioners of Japanese Kinbaku in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, and others throughout the Southwestern U.S.

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KinbakuNM provides a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental space for those who are interested in Japanese rope bondage.  Our goal is to bring together people interested in Shibari, Kinbaku, and Semenawa, the Japanese arts of bondage – where all rope bondage lovers and practitioners can learn, practice, and enhance their skills.

KinbakuNM welcomes everyone, and encourages a no-pressure environment where communication is key for any class or play. KNM believes that like all kink play, rope bondage requires a consent culture. No one will tie or be tied without prior consent and negotiation.