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Vikings play the game: Knattleikr

Norwegian vikings plays the popular game from year ca. 1000: knattleik


Knattleikr is the ball game that was played by the Vikings. Unfortunately, they didn't leave behind any rulebooks, so we have tried to reconstruct the rules based on the descriptions of the games in the Icelandic sagas. Information about the rules and how we came up with them are here:

These rules have been used for the past year for intramural play and are now being used for intercollegiate play.

This video clip shows a practice scrimmage between members of the Clark University team on the morning of the first annual intercollegiate knattleikr tournament.

Knattleikr highlight

An awesome Knattleikr game on a low-tide island in Cape Cod. You try to get a ball across a goal line without being pummeled by sticks. Glory moment: Seth nails Matt.

Norwegian Vikings play the game: Knattleikr

Norwegian vikings plays the popular game from year ca. 1000: knattleik

Norwegian Vikinggame: Knattleikr

Norwegian vikings plays the popular game from year ca. 1000: knattleik

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Hurstwic Viking combat sparring exercises 4: river

This is the next in a series of short videos that demonstrate and explain the sparring exercises we use in our Viking combat training at Hurstwic.

How to Play Slide-Stick

The instructional video for an original sport that my brother and I had created. Some clarifications may be necessary for the rules that we left out on accident, but those will manifest themselves once anyone asks about them.

Original blog-post on the sport:

A Polymath's Study blog:

Viking combat training DVD announcement

We are pleased to announce our first DVD, Hurstwic Viking Combat Training Volume 1: The Fundamentals of Viking Training. The DVD is now available from and from other vendors. This announcement shows some excerpts from the DVD. Whether you are a beginner, or an experienced fighter, use this DVD to help you grow to become a stronger Viking fighter.

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Hurstwic Viking combat training DVD 3: Viking Fighting Moves from the Sagas

Hurstwic is pleased to announce the release of the third in our series of Hurstwic Viking combat training DVDs: Viking Fighting Moves from the Sagas. This promotional video shows some excerpts from the DVD. Explore the fighting moves that made Viking warriors feared and admired throughout Europe in the early medieval period. Whether your Viking raids aren't bringing in as much income as they once did, or you're fed up with being bullied by berserkers, we think you'll find material on this DVD to help you, and to learn more about the Viking-age people and their use of weapons. Use this DVD to step in to the mind and the world of the Norsemen.
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