Kemono shibari (獣縛り) is one of the basic patterns in Yukimura ryû. It is reminiscent of a trapped animal that has had its legs tied together. It is one of the classical ground techniques (Newaza, 寝技). It is already taught at the beginner level and is constantly being refined.

Kemono shibari from a lesson at Yukimura Haruki’s studio in Ebisu, Tokyo, in 2015.