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  • All along history the humankind knowledge was always based in learning from our own errors in the past and the value of experience.  In any culture that evolved old people were always put in a special wisdom place where their experiences were listened by all others. It would be highly illogical for the human being to discard the experience from those who lived before us and stumbled upon the same problems we have today. The Japanese word Sensei 先生 refers to that specific attribute.  First kanji 先 would be translated as “before” while the second one 生 speaks about the...

    Learning from mistakes

    All along history the humankind knowledge was always based in learning from our own errors in the past and the value of experience.  In any culture that evolved old people were always put in a special wisdom place where their experiences were listened by all others. It would be highly illogical for the human being to discard the experience from those who lived before us and stumbled upon the same problems we have today. The Japanese word Sensei 先生 refers to that specific attribute.  First kanji 先 would be translated as “before” while the second one 生 speaks about the...

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  • It’s been a whole year since my beloved sensei Yukimura Haruki left us. It seems like it was yesterday I’ve been practicing in his dojo. I’ve met this wonderful master on 2012 for the first time when he was giving his first workshop outside Japan. He was invited to Copenhagen on a workshop organized by Yukinaga Max. His style was radically different to everything I’ve seen in shibari up to that moment. I’ve immediately felt in love with his way of doing ropes. That peaceful Japanese master was gently and patiently showing us how shibari could be intense without the...

    Remembering Grand Master Yukimura Haruki sensei

    It’s been a whole year since my beloved sensei Yukimura Haruki left us. It seems like it was yesterday I’ve been practicing in his dojo. I’ve met this wonderful master on 2012 for the first time when he was giving his first workshop outside Japan. He was invited to Copenhagen on a workshop organized by Yukinaga Max. His style was radically different to everything I’ve seen in shibari up to that moment. I’ve immediately felt in love with his way of doing ropes. That peaceful Japanese master was gently and patiently showing us how shibari could be intense without the...

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  • The following interview at Osada-ryu HQ was conducted by SM Sniper shortly after grandmaster Yukimura Haruki had passed away (March 3, 2016).   Translated from Japanese by Harukumo Kumonosu. Sniper: Since the last time we talked, has your kinbaku changed? Osada Steve (OS): Yes, it did. Mainly thanks to Yukimura sensei’s influence.   Sniper: Last time (about 10 years ago) I asked you whether you were a kinbaku master and your answer was: “No, not yet, it will probably take me another three years”. OS: Haha. Well, that was a mistake. After those three years, I realized it would take...

    Osada Steve interview by SM Sniper

    The following interview at Osada-ryu HQ was conducted by SM Sniper shortly after grandmaster Yukimura Haruki had passed away (March 3, 2016).   Translated from Japanese by Harukumo Kumonosu. Sniper: Since the last time we talked, has your kinbaku changed? Osada Steve (OS): Yes, it did. Mainly thanks to Yukimura sensei’s influence.   Sniper: Last time (about 10 years ago) I asked you whether you were a kinbaku master and your answer was: “No, not yet, it will probably take me another three years”. OS: Haha. Well, that was a mistake. After those three years, I realized it would take...

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