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Hurstwic Viking Combat Training Vol. 1 (DVD)

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Viking Combat Training Volume 1: Fundamentals of Viking Training (DVD)

Whether you are a beginner, or an experienced fighter, this DVD can help you grow to become a stronger Viking fighter. This DVD introduces you to Viking history, culture, and weapons, and shows why weapons were such an important part of their society. Then you move to the practice room to learn the fundamentals of Viking combat, such as stance and movement. You will learn how to cut with power and how to defend yourself with a Viking shield. You will see the drills, exercises, and training gear we use to practice these skills. You will finish with sparring, a true test of how well these fighting moves work. Join us in our practice of Viking-age fighting moves. Use the material on this DVD to grow as a Viking fighter.
About the Director

Dr. William R. Short is an independent scholar and author specializing in medieval Icelandic literature and Viking-age topics. His interest in the Sagas of Icelanders has led to research in Viking-age weapons and combat. He is a research fellow and instructor at the Higgins Armory Museum where he researches, practices, and teaches Viking combat with the goal of understanding how the people of the saga age used their weapons.

Dr. Short has written several books on Viking age topics, including Viking Weapons and Combat Techniques (2009) and Icelanders of the Saga Age (2010), an introduction and companion to the Sagas of Icelanders.

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