Halfway between groundwork and suspension is one of the more interesting forms of kinbaku, the “partial” suspension. In this style of kinbaku, we utilize a hard point to lift of suspend a part of the body to add tension, stress, intensity or drama to a tie. The most classic form of this tie, the kataashizuri or “one leg raised suspension,” will be the focus of the first portion of the class. We will go over 3 different versions of this tie, show how each approach creates different effects and responses. The second half of the workshop will delve into the use of hard points and tensions to create partial suspensions for predicaments and for adding both safety and security to your ties.