ᛊᚹᛟᚱᛞ ᛊᚲᛁᛚᛚ | ᛊᚺᛁᛖᛚᛞ ᛊᚲᛁᛚᛚ

(Sword skill | Shield skill)

Training

Learn to hold your ground and wield your sword like the Vikings did; for victory or VALHALLA!

We train adults. Kids cannot handle the weight of the skjǫldr and the sverð while contending with ogre-sized adults.

Rules/ Safety Briefing

1. No head or neck shots.
2. Do not hit hard, light stabbing to the body is okay…
3. Tap your enemy body on the sides lightly.
4. Do not hit the enemy with the edge of the shield.
5. Make eye contact before engaging the enemy.
6. No hitting from behind.

COMMANDS:

    • STOP
       Stop and wait for instructions.
    • HOLD
      Alerts all fighters that there is a safety issue, and everyone echoes. Freeze in place and wait for instructions.  Anyone can call HOLD.

Old Norse Commands

ᛅᛏᚼᚢᚴᛁ

athugi [ah-thu-gee]
attention

ᛋᚢᚴᛁᚦ

sǿkið [sook-ith]
charge

ᚢᛅᛒᚾᛏᛁᛦ

væpntir [vap-n-teer]
take weapons

ᛅᛒᛏᚱ

aptr [ahp-ter]
withdraw

ᛏᛅᚴᛁᚦ  ᚢᛅᛒᚾ

takið vápn [tack-ith vah-pin]
present weapons

ᛋᚴᛁᛅᛚᛏᛒᚢᚱᚴ

skjaldborg [sk-yalld–borg]
shieldwall

ᚠᚱᛅᛘ

fram [frahm]
advance

ᚴᚢᚱᛁᛦ

kyrrir [Kee-reer]
hold/steady yourselves

ᛃᛟᛁᚾ ᚢᛊ!

(Join Us!)

SKALDS WANTED

We are currently seeking musicians to join us as heralds and harbingers to recreate (or otherwise acquire) and/ or play iron age instruments.

BERSERKERS/ ÚLFHÉÐNAR/ SHIELDMAIDENS WANTED

We are putting together an advanced group of reenactors/ educators to learn advanced techniques for exhibition, and training new recruits.

Volunteers/ Craftsmen

We are putting together an advanced group of reenactors/ educators to learn advanced techniques for exhibition, and training new recruits.