Intermediate Yukimura Ryu: Aibu Nawa 2 (愛撫縄)

Aibu Nawa 2 is an intermediate class in Yukimura Haruki’s unique style of kinbaku (aibu nawa).  We begin with a quick refresher on two fundamental ties, the Yukimura wrist tie and his gote, before proceeding to learning a series of four different patterns or kata, eventually building to a single progression which moves from a basic wrist tie to a beautiful partial suspension.

The class will also explore several of the more complex areas of Yukimura’s caressing style including body position, use of hard points, body manipulation, psychological aspects of tying, and use of touch in building rope scenes.

Students should have some experience with Yukimura’s basic ties (as studied in Aibu Nawa 1) or schedule a private lesson prior to the class.