SOLD OUT – Semenawa Traditional Japanese Style – 25/26 May

With Kirigami & Tenshiko Milano

The workshop


  • We will approach traditional semenawa from a practical and theoretical point of view, understanding the iconic patterns of the style, and the philosophy behind them.

The Tk

  • We will analyse a stemless gote, understanding its structure and historical development.
  • The differences with an original Japanese TK will be described both from a technical and philosophical point of view.

Basic patterns

  • Some iconic patterns will be taught and put in use.
  • Both floorwork and simple suspensions will be part of the schedule.
  • Each basic pattern will be used to teach a skill that can be carried over and used in several other ties.


  • Depending on the level of participants, some basic ties will be variated and transformed into new shapes.
  • Variations are didactically skill-oriented, and participants will improve rope and body handling while experimenting with new ties.



  • You must be able to make a  TK
  • You must have some basic experience with suspensions
  • You must have good communication and rope
  • You must have good rope handling


  • Good communication with the rigger
  • You have basic experience with suspensions
  • Please wear easy-fitting clothes.

What to bring

  • 8 to 10 jute ropes of about 8 m. If you do not have these you can purchase them on site. Please indicate this in advance.
  • A large towel or mat to rig on. (e.g. 2 x 1 m or better still something bigger).
  • Your energy

Teachers Kirigami & Tenshiko Milano

  • Kirigami and Tenshiko are a couple both in ropes and in life.
    They have been teaching and performing in different European cities since 2012.
  • In 2016 they opened School of Rope Milano, where they teach traditional bondage three times a week to local students and foreign visitors.
  • Their rope is inspired by the most traditional Japanese style bondage, with an eclectic approach encompassing both private sessioning and photography.

Date & Venue

  • 25/26 May 2024
  • From 13 to 19h
  • Lennik (Just next to Brussels)
  • Free parking next to the Corneum Dojo
  • Floor heating & Airconditioning
  • Water, tea, coffee and fruit are free of charge


  • Tickets are non-refundable (unless cancelled due to too few participants). However, we can find someone else interested in your ticket.
  • Alcohol, drugs or narcotics are strictly prohibited.