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!

Making films of your own
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Getting the films
Best way to get this films is to leftclick on the headline of the one you are interested in and choose "save as"

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 Two Weapons Polearms Great Weapons Spear
Misc Films Fencing Combat Archery Funny Films

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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