Asymmetrical fights during Viking era

Laure Bornier

This workshop will be an introduction to what could be fights during Viking era (Scandinavia IX to XI cent.)

We will begin with a quick reminder of the sources available, the weapons and shields used for this period. Then we will do small technical exercises before fighting in various situations of asymmetrical fights: Opponent(s) have different weapons, different number of opponent(s), group fight.

Needed Equipment: 
Round shield between 60 and 100cm diameter, Various weapons: axes, spears, one hand swords, Sparring gear.

Skill level of Participants: 
All levels welcome.