Nicolas Yoroï develops an intimate and humanist kinbaku practice, emphasizing connection, emotional exchange and the uniqueness of the relationship between the rigger and the tied. He has lived for 4 years in Japan, in Tokyo. There, he had the chance to follow the teaching of one of the main Nawashi in Japan: Arisue GO. From him, he received his basic knowledge in Kinbaku. Many other encounters, riggers and senseis have since then helped his understanding of ropes. On another hand, he has been practicing Aikido since 1997. This japanese martial art became his main influence for life and Kinbaku: working in harmony, the center and the posture. The prism of Aikido enables him also to better understand the Japanese culture and philosophy. Thousand and thousand hours of training year after year have a deep influence over his art. As a last point to give, he did study massage, especially thai massage and trigger points. That proves very useful to grow his skills and nurture his capability to push people to their limits and to create new patterns. He started ropes in 1998, which became a daily practice in 2008 and has been teaching it since 2011.