Welcome … Spring Tiger Ryu is a place for artists, photographers, students, and the curious to explore, create, learn, and practice the beauty, art, and history of Japanese Kinbaku (erotic rope bondage). We hold classes, workshops, and events that integrate Japanese cultural touchstones (like kimono, ikebana, and folklore) and position kinbaku in historical context. Subscribe now to receive event information.

We’re super excited to host Osada Steve in July. Join us for an art/photo satsueikai event, classes, or a private intensive between July 26 and 29th. Hosted by Master “K” with Miss zElement and all the great Spring Tiger Ryū staff. Tickets

Spring Tiger Ryu members include students, models, educators, Japanophiles, and creative thinkers from all walks of life and our events are home to artist, designers, theater professionals, photographers, filmmakers, animators, musicians, and performance artists. If your ideal event isn’t already on our agenda, just let us know and we’ll plan it with you. All experience levels welcome. All private and semi-private student classes with Master “K” and zElement are customized for you and your partner. Subscribe now to receive event information.

Kinbaku 101 || Introduction to Japanese kinbaku (erotic rope bondage). Students will hear an overview of tools and safe practices then learn few basic ties. This is a hands-on class so bring a partner and rope. Individuals interested in learning and observing are welcome. A great companion class with our “Safety for Subs and the Tops that Love Them” workshop.

Modular Kinbaku || A series of hands-on classes for couples exploring how to integrate kinbaku-adjacent topics not typically offered in class settings. Each class covers historical context, safe practice, and how-to with time allotted for practice and one-on-one Q&A. Topics: Bamboo, Low Furniture, Candles/Wax, Faces, Fingers & Toes, and Pressure for Pleasure.

Rope Safety For Subs and the Tops That Love Them || A workshop for all experience levels. Great for anyone starting out and the experienced wanting a refresher. Includes evaluating new partners, rope negotiation, recognizing red flags (and what to do), tools of the trade, when to call 911, and more.  A great companion to “Kinbaku 101”.

Life Drawing Salon || An intimate venue for artists of all skill levels to capture the beauty of traditional kinbaku. Master “K” works with a professional model to offer a traditional kinbaku progression with timed poses varying from five to twenty minutes. Limited to ten artists and one photographer.

Private Photo Shoot ||  Shoot with Master “K” and professional kinbaku models. We offer a variety of Japanese themed wardrobe and props and have several options for Japenese theme settings — or we’ll come to the location of your choosing. Each shoot is custom planned for your needs. You supply the lights and camera, we supply the action. Generally planned for two photographers and one artist on set.

Custom Events + Private Classes || Contact us to plan a private, semi-private, or group event to fit your specific interest. ZElement will work with you and Master “K” to plan the event of your dreams — professional events, workshops, photo shoots, personal projects, a private life drawing session, art or history presentations, and more.

Tied By A Girl || An utterly unique couples class for females interested in learning to tie men. Kinbaku theory from a new perspective and ties that accentuate the male body. Class topics include: manipulating psychological effects of rope energy; adapting ties for men’s physical capabilities and limitations; understanding proportion of rope to body for beauty, safety, and pleasure; the variety of female dynamics (Domme, Top, platonic friend, or lover); and literal ways women can use their mind and body to physically move (often larger, stronger, and taller) male partners.

Red. Hot. Rope. ||  Our annual event, held the Sunday before Valentine’s Day, gets spicier every year when we throw our doors open to artists, photographers, students, and the curious. We present a day of steamy fetish-themed kinbaku with storytelling, professional models, Japanese treats, and a series of timed poses for creative inspiration.