Semenawa – Japanese for Beautiful Suffering
This is not quite Semenawa, but it is on the way. We are ready to take our rope practice to the next level, trying out ties that will push me physically and mentally. This arm binder was tight and my hands almost immediately went numb and turned blue. We are learning how my body reacts so that we can push it even further. This type of play is challenging for me, more so than impact play, because I can’t just say red and it’s over. When I have reached my limit, the rope still has to come off which takes time, and I must endure my suffering for that much longer.