Shibari is 90% emotional.

The other half is technical.



Discover authentic Osada-ryu / 長田流 tying techniques,
and elevate your rope work to the next level.


The iconic Osada-ryu hashirazuri / pole suspension / 柱吊り

Rope for ART

Japanese rope bondage is meant to look beautiful. Make your rope partner graceful and exciting to look at.


Rope for FUN

This particular image is meant to show that both rope partners are allowed to have fun.



Rope for LOVE

Whatever your goal or approach be sure to treat your rope partner(s) with empathy and loving kindness.



Hi, I’m Osada Steve.


Your head instructor, tutor, and coach for

Osada-ryu / 長田流.


Join me on my journey through the mysterious world of

shibari/kinbaku (縛り/緊縛).


Discover the secrets of the longest-established teaching system now offered online for convenient learning and mastery.


The Osada-ryu school system offers

18 structured courses

from beginner to

expert level.


This site also features an ever-growing list of live workshop recordings and special courses that deepen your learning curve.