Yukinaga Shibari Do
Yukinaga Ryu or Yukinaga Shibari Do-Kai 雪長縛り道会 is a complete Shibari (縛り) and Kinbaku (緊縛) learning system developed by Yukinaga Max Sensei.
The system Yukinaga Ryu 雪長流 contains the learning from his two senseis: Great GrandMaster Yukimura Haruki 雪村春樹 and Osada Steve 長田スティーブ but also other Bakushis who made a great impact on him, such as Nawashi Kanna 縄師神凪 and Miura Takumi 神浦匠. Yukinaga is most attracted to the the old traditional way of the rope.
Yukinaga Max & Tina
Chief Instructor Yukinaga Do & Copenhagen Shibari Dojo
Max has since 1995, along with his wife Tina, had a great interest in the genuine Japanese Kinbaku. Due to studies, workshops and seminars throughout Europe and a growing immersion into the Japanese segmentt, they were presented with one of Japan's largest bakushier (Japanese Bakushi) Osada Steve 長田スティーブ. In the next five years Yukinaga acted as the Deshi for Osada Steve.
Max has two senseis: The now departed Great Grand Master Yukimura Haruki 雪村春樹 (1948-2016) and Osada Steve 長田スティーブ.
Over the years it developed into a deep friendship and a great mutual inspiration for all parties. This has naturally led to studies in history, culture, Japanese language and not least a deep understanding of the people in and behind the Japanese Kinbaku enviroment.
The friendship with Osada Steve and Yukimura Haruki has lead them to Japan many times and lead to hundred of hours, training with not onley his two senseis, but alsoseveral of the major Japanese Bakushier, like Miura Takumi and Nawashi Kanna. The many hours of hard work and deep connection and dedication to the Sensei are prerequisites for being able to master and gain a full understanding of the ancient techniques.
Today Yukinaga Max 雪長マックス runs the Copenhagen Shibari Dojo, with 77 members, receiving weekley training, making workshops all over Europe and teaching private students.
Yukinaga is the Bakushi name, that Max was assigned by his two sensei, for having achieved a great understanding and mastery of Kinbaku.
The first kanji in Yukinaga is the “Yuki” (雪) in Yukimura. As often is the case, kanji have more than one reading, i.e. Osada could also be read as Nagata. It is that “Naga”(長) which forms the second kanji in Yukinaga (雪長).
As Yukinaga Max carries on the tradition of Japanese bondage, making it available to shibari/kinbaku enthusiasts in Europe, his name aptly represents a combination of the names of his two sensei.
Haru Tatsu is the student name Tina received from Grat GrandMaster Yukimura Haruki in 2012.
She is the first model to ever get a student name in recognition of her hard effort and dedication.
Shodo "Yukinaga" and "Haru Tatsu" by Yukimura Haruki.