Week 5: Box Tie
Munenawa 胸縄 (chest rope), gote shibari 後手縛り (tie with hands in the back), ushiro takate kote shibari 後ろ高手 小手縛り (tie with hands high in the back), TK (short for Takate Kote), box tie, etc. It has many names and even more variations: the chest harness with hands in the back.
It’s long history put it among the most classic ties of the Japanese bondage style. The box tie is restrictive without holding the wrists tight, instead it prevents the elbow from moving out, keeping the hands behind the back.
It is often used as a reference tie because it most complex variations will contain most of the building blocks of the Japanese bondage style. Therefore, when practicing it, you practice everything you need.
The goal of this week is to practice the basic box ties, to experiment with it, decompose its structure and explore different variations.
- Day 29: One Rope – Create a minimal box tie, just a single column tie around the wrist and one wrap on the chest
- Day 30: Two Ropes – Create a stronger structure and continue by adding a second wrap on the chest and exploring with cinching between the the arms and torso
- Day 31: Front V– Continue going over the shoulder and adding a V in front, and use the left over rope to make the tie more solid in the back
- Day 32: Hands Positions – Experiment creating the same tie with different arm position, lower position (toward the butt), higher position (toward the neck) if your flexibility allows it.
- Day 33: Open Diamonds – Create a box tie that creates the horizontal wraps by pulling the front stem open into diamond shapes
- Day 34: Kimono Tie – Create a tie that bring a rope under the forearm to add support by making an X in front.
- Day 35: Cuffs – Create a box that that replace some or all the full body wraps with inline cuffs
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