Budoucí Workshop Semenawa #0 plus: Basics and Beyond

Foto: Soptik/Sansei, Model: Azrea

The roots of traditional Japanese bondage go back over 100 years to Ito Seiu, the father of Kinbaku, who began tying, studying and publishing his work focusing on the beauty of suffering. He was followed by several generations of Japanese who developed the traditional style. Among them were Nureki Chimuo and his successor Naka Akira, whose Naka ryu, with its refined Japanese aesthetics and deep emotions, is currently one of the most popular and advanced styles of tying.

We present a modern interpretation of Naka ryu in the form of the Kinbaku LuXuria style, which respects the tradition and legacy of its predecessors, but has been adapted for Westerners, in particular with a greater emphasis on safety. This style was adapted from Naka ryu by Riccardo Wildties, deshi (disciple) of Naka Akira, together with his partner Red Sabbath.

Foto: Soptik/Sansei, Model: Azrea

Many people wrongly identify Semenawa with pain and torture, harsh positions and uncomfortable Takate Kote. At this workshop we will learn that with proper technique it is possible to tie and enjoy strenuous positions while keeping your partner safe.

We will begin by learning a low hands Gote (Takate Kote) that will provide enough structure for further tying, but also comfort and safety. We will then explore several floor ties, partial and full suspensions of the traditional Japanese style. We will pay attention to the progressive building of our sessions and the importance of surrendering in the ropes to go through the more difficult parts of the tying and dive deeper into the beauty in the suffering.

Follow-up of this workshop is Semenawa #1: Surrender on 28-31.3.2025.

About Peter Soptik and Sansei

Peter Soptik and Sansei‘s approach to ropes is about a deep connection between two people. They find this connection particularly in traditional kinbaku and are passionate about the Kinbaku LuXuria style. Peter has been studying this style with Riccardo Wildties and Red Sabbath since 2013. Riccardo is a deshi of Naka Akira and his style is an interpretation of Naka Ryu more suited to western riggers and models.

Sansei and Peter started their journey together a few years later and now not only study but also research their own interpretation of the style.

Their tying and their teaching, includes classical patterns, aesthetics and also deep surrender to the core, dark emotions in semenawa and existing for each other. Through kinbaku they pursue things they are passionate about. Among the different flavours they tie and teach are objectification and exposure, from shame to humiliation, and some niche topics such as neck rope and arm binders.

Peter has been studying Japanese bondage for a long time. He studied with Kinoko Hajime, Osada Steve, Nawashi Kanna and Naka Akira. They taught him the basics, technique and also the movement, intimacy and simplicity of the ropes. Today his style is shaped by his studies with Riccardo Wildties and he is a certified instructor of the Kinbaku LuXuria style.

Sansei offers a deep surrender to her rigger and lives in an almost altered state of being in the ropes. What is important to her is the natural living through the experience and the power of the rope on the human body and soul. She is both a model and a rigger. Passing her experience from one role to another allows her to understand and pass on deeper insights.

Although Naka style is their preferred way of tying today, they are open to enjoying spontaneity and fun with ropes, and their personal practice and teaching also includes lighter topics.

Useful information

The workshop will be held in English.


This is not a complete beginners workshop. Both riggers and models should have experience with basic floor ties, especially single and double column ties, basic understanding of knots, simple lacing and any form of gote (Takate Kote). Models should be comfortable with hands tied behind back.

Bring with you

Participants will need to bring a minimum of 10 ropes.

Workshop location

The workshop will be held in Prague near Anděl in our studio. The exact address will be sent to you by mail after confirmation of your registration.

The Subspace studio is equipped with futons, blankets, kitchen, shower, etc.

The venue will open at 10:45 on both days.

How to register

It is necessary to register in advance, places are limited. A registration form can be found below (you can translate the form using language flag at the end of the page). The price is per couple. Advance payment and a partner is required.

International participants can also register directly by contacting us.


Podrobnosti Cena Počet
Workshop (250 EUR) 6 000 CZK  
Workshop (Subspace members) (4 500 CZK) je k dispozici pouze pro členy. V Prodeji
So 1.2.2025 - Ne 2.2.2025