Shibari, or Kinbaku, is a traditional Japanese form of erotic rope bondage that has nowadays evolved into a form of artistic expression. Kinbaku Studio Bern is a private non-commercial initiative intended to promote this art in Switzerland. A careful re-imagining of the traditional form of bondage has allowed me to create a truly unique experience. One that I'm now ready to share with you!

If you want to discover it, I'll be happy to guide you through this mysterious craft with all the precision and passion it deserves. Explore your senses as you unlock a new level of emotional interpersonal connection on this journey!

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.

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 below! This selection comes from my instagram. The photos were taken during real private or public rope sessions. Everything you see here was done by mutual consent, it was a pleasant challenging experience for both of us, with lots of endorphins released, even if some pictures may look extreme. Please don't try to tie like this youself, if you're not familiar enough with the necessary techniques and, most importantly, consensual play and reliable communication! Your own rope sessions may look similar or can be completely different — it doesn't matter! If you both act within your agreed boundaries, it will feel right for you.

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