Week 6: Hogtie
The hogtie is a position in which all four limbs are tied together in the back. It is an efficient way to bind someone in a restrictive position. It was named after a technique to make pigs helpless by tying their legs together. We can find references to hogties in most cultures: martial art, law enforcement, damsel in distress pin-ups, etc. It is called gyaku ebi shibari 逆海老縛り (reverse shrimp tie) in Japanese. This tie has a wide range of complexity, from minimalist to combining multiple elements together.
The goal of this week is to explore different ways to make someone helpless with a hogtie by mixing different techniques.
|Day 36: Ankles to Wrists – Make a minimalist hogtie by tying the ankles and wrists together.
|Day 37: Ankles to Chest – Add a bit more structure by using a chest harness or a box tie as an anchor to attach the legs.
|Day 38: Ankles to Strappado – Get a bit more complex and bind in the arms in a strappado position (aka armbinder) to complete your hogtie, a classic!
|Day 39: Crossing Ankles – Try the hogtie position with the ankles crossing.
|Day 40: Crossing Legs – Explore asymmetry by crossing the knees and binding the ankles in the back in this position.
|Day 41: Mix and Match – Complete different elements you have learned so far to create a hogtie. Explore with asymmetry, and leveraging different structures such as the frog tie.
|Day 42: Flipping – What happens when moving around while in a hogtie? Try tying while on the back, then flipping the tied-up person on their belly.