Kinbaku Studio Bern is a private non-commercial initiative intended to promote the Japanese rope bondage art shibari/kinbaku in Switzerland.

Personal introduction

Rigger

My name is Sergey. I started continuous shibari practice in summer 2015 with my wife, learning from Markus aka Ibinuphis in Switzerland. My wife is my adorable life partner and also my best rope partner since that time. And Markus is still my highly appreciated teacher.

In 2018 I had a chance to meet for the first time the Tokyo kinbaku grandmaster Osada Steve who was visiting Switzerland during his European trip. I was totally excited about his way of making a non-verbal dialog with the partner in a rope session. Then luckily at the beginning of 2019 I began my way as an Osada-ryu student at the freshly baptized Osada-ryu Swiss dojo Secret56.

Osada-ryu means the school of Osada — its many-sided emotional approach to shibari influences me the most. I'm always open to enrich my knowledge from various sources though! I take the opportunity to learn from other rope masters and keep studying constantly.

Kinbaku Studio Bern

In autumn 2021 my little rope studio went live. It's the place where I continue the practice, organize rope jams and give shibari tuition.

Check out the studio events and contact me!

And enjoy the pictures! This selection comes from my instagram. See more 📸 on fetlife | instagram | facebook. The photos have been taken during real rope sessions. Everything you can see here has been done by mutual consent. It was a pleasant experience for us with lots of endorphins released, even if some pictures may look extreme. Please don't try to tie like this by youself, if you are not familiar enough with shibari techniques and, most importantly, with consensual play and safe communication!

Copyright notice: a written permission from me is required in order to use these photos for any purpose.

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