Yagami Style

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Studio TIEY and Shibari Lounge are incredibly proud to present you with a unique collaboration and an amazing set of evening events as part of the Yagami Convention 2023 from November 1–5, completely devoted to the Yagami style.

Wednesday, November 1: Performance Night

Ren Yagami and Etheros will introduce you to Yagami style.

Nuit de Tokyo will use his vast knowledge of Japanese culture and kinbaku to MC this evening in his own unparalleled style. Together with Ren Yagami, he will give us deeper insights and background on Shibari and its place in Japanese culture. Shibari Lounge then becomes the stage for two performances by Etheros and Ren Yagami.

The Instructors

Etheros is the owner of Studio TIEY in Antwerp, Belgium. He has been an official Yagami-style instructor since 2020. Etheros started practicing Shibari several years before embarking on an intensive study with Georg Barkas in 2013 and Docvale in 2017. He became an official student of Sensei Yagami Ren in 2019. Etheros is a passionate systemic Shibari teacher. His way of tying incorporates elements od budo, yoga, and Zen philosophy. Since he attempts to connect with his model on a soul level, he defines his way of Shibari as’meditative-trance’ tying.

Ren Yagami was born in 1984. He is a Shibari master from the ‘young generation’. In 2019, hea appeared in the list of the top 10 Bakushi masters. Moreover, Ren created his own style, which he calls Sekibaku.

He started Shibari at the age of 17. One of his strongest references is Nawashi Kanna, with whom he took an apprenticeship that he parted in 2013 to develop his own style. Yagami-ryu is rooted in his own way of hojojitsu, influenced by his profound practice from a young age in tai-jitsu, aikido, and kendo and his conceptual knowledge of anatomy. Many rope tops are inspired by his concept of building from the basics. Presently, he is the primary bakushi for the biggest Japanese adult video label, ‘Dogma’. He is an international artist, performing and teaching his style worldwide.

Each in their own unique way will make the concepts of Yagami-ryu visible to us and demonstrate the amalgam of techniques, body handling, and interaction between rope partners that make up Yagami style.

For all information on the Yagami Convention Day program, visit Studio TIEY.

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