Vita Porten (The White Gate)
This page is meant as a help for SCA fighters to get ideas over how to improve their techniques.
If you are interested in making movies for this site, or at least are willing to be filmed performing some techniques in front of a camera, I strongly suggest you contact Lord Egil Drakhufvud(Zakarias Persson), the founder of this page! Easiest way is to write something in the guestbook, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
SCA fighting rules:
There are a set of rules that apply to all SCA fighters and those rules are described in the marshals handbook that you can find on SCA.org. Different kingdoms also have their own set of extensions to these rules, so you should check the marshal’s handbook for your kingdom if you want to start practicing Heavy Fighting. The two most important things to read in the handbook is “rules of the list” and “conventions of combat”, but I suggest you read it all troughs once at least to get an idea about what’s it all about!
As I’m from the kingdom of Drachenwald(Europe) I also have chosen to apply a link to Drachenwalds marshals handbook.
The films we show on this site is not the only way to do the discussed techniques, its merely ONE way to do it, one way that works nicely for the one that shows it! If you think you can do It better in another way, fair enough! Id does not concern us as long as you don’t want to share your technique with us here!
This site is meant to work as a tool for great fighters, a tool to spread their knowledage around the kingdom, and around the world.
VPV is an award given within the SCA to those who have shown themselves to be chivalrous, proficient in the use of weapons, and willing to teach others. This award is given for all types of martial activities sanctioned in the Principality of Nordmark in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.
I hope you will find something interesting on this site!
Your humble servant / Lord Egil Drakhufvud squire to Sir Brendan The tired III