Course Description: There is no written documentation of the way that they used their sword and shield. However, I have been working on the use of the sword and shield for over 15 years. I have also used a Viking shield defending against a sharp sword (wearing maille and other safety equipment)
In this class we are going to learn how to use the sword with a grip that allows us to move the sword around the opponent, their sword and even their shield, while being able to use the quillons to give us some defense of the hand. We will also learn ways to rotate between the true edge and false edge as we are attacking and defending with our sword.
Required Gear: Viking or Norman sword Shield (center grip preferred but strapped will work) gloves mask gorget