Scott Haruteru is one of the most experienced practitioners of kinbaku outside of Japan.

Scott started studying shibari in 2004, with regular visits to Japan from 2009 onwards, to continue his studies. Scott has both performed and taught within Australia, Japan and New Zealand. From 2011 to 2018, he ran and taught weekly classes at the Melbourne Rope Dojo. Scott is an extremely experienced educator who has taught thousands of students. Scott has a particular focus on considering the educational experience of his students and catering to different learning styles.



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Yukimura-ryū instructors certificate



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Scott receiving the bakushi name 春輝 (Haruteru) from Yukimura-sensei, Tokyo 2014
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Scott receiving his teaching certificate from Yukimura-sensei, Tokyo 2014