Viking era combat

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.