• Kinbaku is a reflection of who you are on the inside

    These are words that carry a very deep meaning for me. These are words that were first spoken to me by my teacher Riccardo Wildties in 2021 and have since […]

  • The Mountain Ahead of Us

    A few years ago, my partner and I split up.  She was my rope bottom, and the situation left me full of emptiness and grief.  As I processed my grief, […]

  • Overhand words on a bight: Reflections on Odys’s KinbakuOdyssey

    Odys provides a safe space, a sacred container, for students and followers of kinbaku to witness, and experience. The studio is a warm, organic place with painstakingly constructed beams and […]

  • 7/8 – KO celebrates 6th

    Celebrating KO anniversaries became a yearly tradition. It is a get-together for close KO family who chose to support the journey with Odys over many years. Every year uncovers new […]

  • What is Kinbaku?

    Kinbaku, also known as Shibari, is a Japanese style of bondage that involves intricate rope tying techniques to restrain and immobilize the body in aesthetically pleasing and sometimes sexually suggestive […]