Ushiro Takatekote Shibari – 後ろ 高手小手 縛り

Means literally behind the back high hand / small of the hand (wrist) tie. This is where the hands are tied behind the back with the wrists higher than level. This is a classic though difficult position.

The Ushiro Takate Kote Shibari is essentially a different name for the same tie however those teachers that come from the Akechi Denki school of Shibari such as Osada Steve and Hajime Kinoko tend to use this term. Ushiro Takate Kote means “Behind the back , high hand, small hand” which can be taken two ways, in one school including Arisue Go it is taken to mean the small of the hand ie the wrist up high behind the back, while in the Akechi Denki school is is taken to mean the wrist and the high hand or upper arm tied behind teh back. So there is some ambiguity.

Basic Ushiro Takate Kote Shibari

The basic usiro takate kote (sometimes called a two rope takate kote or TK2), is a simple chest harness that captures the arms behind the back. The basic version of this tie can be used for either floor work or suspension however some of the variations using additional rope sections can offer advantages over the basic form for suspension. This video is the current version I use, the older version can still be found here

Ushiro Takate Kote Finishing Technique 2

Ushiro Takate Kote Finishing Technique 3

 

Sydney Rope Dojo Ushiro Takate Kote

This version of the Takate Kote has elements from a number of teachers including Osada Steve, Hajime Kinoko and Kazami Ranki. This is the TK currently being taught at the Sydney Rope Dojo.