Ásfólk is a group dedicated to Viking martial arts. Our focus is NOT on re-enactment or stage performance. Our focus is on understanding and practicing the fighting style used by the Vikings.
UNDERSTANDING – We research, run experiments and improve our understanding of how Vikings actually fought. You don’t have to be an active researcher in the group… but we highly encourage everyone to provide feedback on ideas.
PRACTICING – We do drills, partner work and sparring as part of our practice. Don’t worry, we won’t throw you into combat until you’re ready. We train on the use of shields, axes, spears, swords and other equipment of the Viking age. The weapons we train with are either padded, wood or blunted steel depending on what we’re doing and your level of skill.
METHODOLOGY – As a Hurstwic Study Group, we primarily use the Hurstwic Viking Combat Training system for our practices. You can learn more about this system online (http://www.hurstwic.com/training/methodology/index.htm) or by purchasing the DVDs.
JOIN US – We are looking for people to join! If you’re interested in learning more, please message us here on Facebook or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.