Tutorial Films

This is the core of this site! It contains small films with basic instructions over how to do different techniques! Remember that this is an art, not an exact science, so some techniques could be different from what you are used with, or what you have learned earlier, The ones shown here, works fine for the fighter that describes them, but are not guarantied to work for you! The basic idea is to give you a perspective over how other people do different techniques, not say that right and wrong!

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NOTE about stars:()
We have added a Stars system to Vitaporten.se, the stars are connected to the films but they do NOT messure how good the film is or how good the instructor is! The stars is there to help you sort out what films to start to learn first! One star is often one single movement, and more stars is several steps to compleet the teqnique. Its not said that the one star is the easiest moves! Its more like the ones you should start to practise at first!

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Sword And Shield

Basic Forehand (1100 kb)
This film shows a basic forehand blow with sword and shield.
This type of blow is one of the most basic blows in SCA fighting, and one of the first things you should learn to master in all its forms.


Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Vicomte William of Richwood, 2005-12-30
Basics of a Fast Backhand (691 Kb)
This film shows the basics of a fast backhand blow.

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:King Sven Gunnarson, 2006-05-25
Pushed Backhand (1092 kb)
This film shows a pushed backhand. This is a great Start blow if you are fast enough! Combined with good forehand blows this can be deadly.

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Vicomte William of Richwood, 2005-12-30
Basic forehand (2294 kb)
Shows the basic forehand for the combo further down.

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Sir Brendan the Tired (KSCA), 2006-07-15
Basic backhand (1116 kb)
The second step towards the "backhand/forehand" combo below.

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Sir Brendan the Tired (KSCA), 2006-07-15
Backhand/Forehand Combo (1657 kb)
A combination of the two shots shown just above.
When you see this it becomes clear why things are done in the manner they are!


Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Sir Brendan the Tired (KSCA), 2006-07-15
Wrap exercise - Mowing the lawn (3096 kb)
This exorcise is a good way to train the natrual movement of your wraps!
Let the arm do the work for you, feel where it turns natrually instead of try to force the teqnique.


Best training form:Single or pell
By:Sir Brendan the Tired (KSCA), 2006-07-15
Follow the sword (3327)
This film shows how to get inside your opponents guard in a clever way. The idea is to follow the opponents sword, ider on topside or bottom side. Its realy hard for your opponent to know if he should do a high or low block against such a blow. This can be done on a pell too, if you put up a plank or rope to simulate the swordline.

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Lord Egil Drakhufvud Squire to Sir Brendan, 2009-09-17
Shield Hook (681 kb)
A great way to use your pommel when fighting with two weapons. The idea shuld work fine with axe and sword as well.


Best training form:Pair
By:Crown Prince Michael die Zanderzunge von Essen, 2006-05-25
Disengaging Thrust (1170 Kb)
This teqnique is a thrust trown when you are moving away from your opponent closing up the battle.

Best training form:Pair
By:Lord Egil Drakhufvud, 2009-09-17
Leg Wrap (890 kb)
This film shows the basics of a leg wrap. This blow is kind of slow, and not that good to use as a start blow, but when engaged in close combat and shields are placed high, it often proven a useful blow. Learn to do this fast and with good precision, because you will have a hard time to see where you hit, so precision is important here!

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Vicomte William of Richwood, 2005-12-30
The Rotique (4118 kb)
This tecnique is a backedge forhand that can be used in many different ways and is especially good at real close quarters!

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Sir Brendan the Tired III, 2007-08-03
Followup on Rotique (3196 kb)
This is a possible followup for the Rotique teqnique.
Its quite obvious where to go from it, but the film gives you some more details.

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Sir Brendan the Tired III, 2007-08-03
Faked Wrap. (1237 kb.)
This is an example of a faked head wrap that turns into something looking like a pushed backhand. When you Master both the Basic Forehand and the pushed backhand, this could be a good trick to train.

Best training form:Pair
By:Herr Björn Sneskägg, 2005-12-30
Leg block with two weapons (861 Kb)
This teqnique shows two ways to end an opponents devestating legblow into something good for yourself.


Best training form:Pair
By:Crown Prince Michael die Zanderzunge von Essen, 2006-05-25
Low faint (version of the whip) (1944 Kb)
This is a version of the wip where you faint towards the leg and then go up for a headshot.

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Lord Egil Drakhufvud, Squire to Sir Brendan, 2009-09-17
Aim high, Hit low (458 Kb)
This is an easy to learn, hard to master feint that can practically be used with any weapons. The basic idea is to make your body start one movement and let the opponent se it, then twist it into something else.

Best training form:Pair
By:Lord Keldor DeGeer, 2006-04-15
Aim low, hit high (336 Kb)
This is an easy to learn, hard to master feint that can practically be used with any weapons. The basic idea is to make your body start one movement and let the opponent se it, then twist it into something else.(same as above, but done in the oposit direction)

Best training form:Pair
By:Lord Keldor DeGeer, 2006-04-15
Backhand from kneeling on advancing opponent (0.8 mb)
When you are fighting from your knees there is usually a backhand-slot when your opponent advances on you.

Best training form:Pair
By:Viscount Kotte and Sir Padraig, 2007-02-25
Short advantage (662 Kb)
This film shows an excellent advantage of being a shorter guy. Use your height as something good for your self, and something bad for your opponent and you will have changed the odds of the fight for the better.

Best training form:Pair
By:Count Cadogan, 2006-05-25
Example of Strong positions (1592 kb)
There are a lot of talk about "strong positions" and this film shows examples of such possitions with a single sword.

Best training form:Single or pell
By:Vicomte Bengt Knutsson, 2005-10-10
Christian style - Feint and thrust (2.7 mb)
A basic feint and thrust using the christian style.

Best training form:Pair
By:Sir Padraig & Vicomte Måns, 2007-02-12
Kneeling legshot (1.3 mb)
From your knees, faking a high forehand hitting the opponents leg.

Best training form:Pair
By:Viscount Kotte and Sir Padraig, 2007-02-25
Backhand from kneeling when crowded (0.9 mb)
If you opponent has stepped in on you, one of your options are to throw a backhand. But you need to raise your arm straight up before initiating the blow so that the blade goes over you opponents shield.

Best training form:Pair
By:Viscount Kotte and Sir Padraig, 2007-02-25
Wrap from kneeling (0.8 mb)
How to throw a wrap when kneeling.

Best training form:Pair
By:Viscount Måns & Sir Padraig, 2007-02-17
Lean Backwards (1695)
This film shows one of the basics of fighting on your knees. Lean backwards to pull yourself out of your opponents reach, as he move forward, do the opposit and rise up and meet him at realy close range making the ods a little bit better for your self.

Best training form:Pair
By:Lord Egil Drakhufvud, Squire to Sir Brendan, 2009-09-17
Low wrapshot on kneeling fighter (0.8 mb)
Most kneeling fighters are aware of the standard attacks against them. They know that a wrapshot is the most likely shot to hit them when the opponent is standing on top of them. Therefor they raise their shield to protect the head exposing the belly. By taking advantage of that, this clip shows how to set the kneeling opponent up for a low wrapshot aimed towards the exposed belly.

Best training form:Pair
By:Viscount Kotte and Sir Padraig, 2007-02-25
Slow-work exercise (1845 kb)
This is a great slow-work exercise with a single sword. When you master this, you can train it with any types of weapons, the idea is the same!
The basic idea with this exercise is to always end up in strong positions.
A strong position is a position where you can attack your opponent directly, without doing a movement before the attack.


Best training form:Pair
By:Vicomte Bengt Knutsson, 2006-01-01
Simple combination (3171 kb)
This is a regular combination, backhand/forehand, Right, you already know this one, but look at this, its probably not how you had imagined it! The first blow is a low offhand backahand, to lure the enemys shield to go down, the other shot is trown from leaning to the left, but hits on the right side, simple enough, but useful.

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Sir Brendan the Tired III, 2007-08-03
Disengage from dangerzone (535)
Now when you have learned to step into your opponent and hit him, you also have to learn how to step away. The basics of this exorcise is to do your series of blows, and then move away from the opponent in an angle from where you attacked. When you fight sword and shield guys, a good last blow would be one that higher the shield, so the opponent looses the sight of you while you start to retreat, and when fighting a great weapon, go for the legs so they have to lower their guard, from this position its harder for them to follow you directly.

Best training form:Pair,Group
By:Lord Keldor DeGeer, 2006-04-15
Kill a christian style fighter 1 (853 Kb)
The first way in a school of three over how to kill a christian style fighter

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Prince Brendan the Tired, 2006-05-25
Second film in school of killing christian style fighters (964 Kb)
Second film

Best training form:Pair
By:Prince Brendan the Tired, 2006-05-25
Third part of Kill-A-Christianstyle-Fighter (844 Kb)
Here it goes..

Best training form:Pair
By:Prince Brendan the Tired, 2006-05-25
Scorpion for a long fighter (495 Kb)
This teqnique can be used with great advantage for a long fighter.

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Baron Jorulf Från Valle, 2006-05-25
The scorpion if you are short. (649 Kb)
A version of the scorpion that can be used if you are shorter than your opponent.

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Lord Atli, 2006-05-25
Tight Wrap (1833)
This film shows how to throw a wrap at real close range. Two different styles of this teqnique is shown, mainly to illustrate how to confuse your opponent.

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Lord Atli, 2007-02-18
Hard Body Thrust (619 Kb)
Detailed film over how to make a hard body thrust. Bodythrusts are seldom taken by fighters if they are weak enough, so if you are going for one, you better lurn how to do them hard enough.

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Prince Brendan the Tired, 2006-05-25
Feint 1a (1545 Kb)
This feint is the first of three shown here by sir Hartmann.

Best training form:Pair
By:Sir Hartmann Rogge (KSCA), 2007-03-03
Feint 1b (655 Kb)
This is the second feint shown by Sir Hartmann.

Best training form:Pair
By:Sir Hartmann Rogge (KSCA), 2007-03-02
Feint: Rising Snap (2595 Kb)
This is the third and last in the series of feints from Sir Hartmann

Best training form:Pair
By:Sir Hartmann Rogge (KSCA), 2007-03-02
Wrap Return (1519 Kb)
This short film shows a way to return your wrap over your head instead of the way it came. This can be usefull as a block and to get yourself into possition for another blow.


Best training form:Single or pell
By:Sir Hartmann Rogge (KSCA), 2007-03-02
Using the shield (326 kb)
This is one way to use your shield in combat. The main idea is to lock the opponents shield with yours, creating space for your o hit your opponent. Please note that its FORBIDDEN to hit your opponent with your shield. (At least within Drachenwald)

Best training form:Pair
By:Lord Keldor DeGeer, 2006-04-15
Thrust after a wrap (1334 Kb)
This thrust is based upon the "return over head" teqnique shown in the film above this one.

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Sir Hartmann Rogge(KSCA), 2007-03-02
Shield Lock 2 (Another usage of your shield) (388 kb)
This is a similar lock as the above one. But here you use your shield to move the opponents shield instead of locking it to his body. This also provides you with a gap where you can hit your opponent.

Best training form:Pair
By:Lord Keldor DeGeer, 2006-04-15
Lock opponents shield (692 Kb)
The special thing with this teqnique is to lock your opponents shield with yours so he cant move it into possition when you strike.

(Egils note: I have not got hold of Baron Brian to get him to confirm this film, so if ANYONE of you lords and ladys meets him, please ask him to confirm this to me via the guestbook on this site! The film will be taken away if he so likes as soon as he tells me to do so.)

Best training form:Pair
By:Baron Brian O´morchoe, 2006-05-25
Peregrines faints part 2 (3775 kb)
Some examples of singleshot faints.


Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Sir Peregrine, 2011-05-15
Peregrines faints part 3 (5804)
Some more advanced faints and thoughts around them.

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Sir Peregrine., 2011-05-15
Peregrines faints part 1 (4940 kb)
First film of three. This is a backhand faint that turns into a forhand snap.


Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Sir Peregrine, 2011-05-15
Do and dont when it comes to thrusts.. (1090 Kb)
This film illustrates how to avoid injury when doing a Trust in Heavy Fighting. The regular fencing thrust can be dangerous as its bends your wrist.

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Viscomte Benkt Knutsson, 2007-02-18
The Whip (604 kb)
I have no idea over what to call this teqnique but it works a little as a whip.

(Egils note: I have not got hold of Baron Brian to get him to confirm this film, so if ANYONE of you lords and ladys meets him, please ask him to confirm this to me via the guestbook on this site! The film will be taken away if he so likes as soon as he tells me to do so.)

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Baron Brian O´morchoe, 2006-05-25
Spinshot (3612 kb)
Ever seen Conan? Then this is for you. This is more a trickshot than a winning teqnique, but if you do land this one, the people around the list will cheer, thats for sure!

Best training form:Single or pell,Pair
By:Sir Brendan the Tired III, 2007-08-03


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