ULFHEDNIR is a group with an interest in the archeology and history of the Viking Age. Our main focus is the weapons of this period, and how they were used. With this knowledge we try to reenact Viking Age battles. But, also the daily life, the crafts, the tools and the use of these, is something we have a large and ever growing interest in. In short, we try to make Living History..

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If you have an interest in historical or
reenactment fighting, or if you would like
to train with us, you can learn more here.
We have weekly trainings and start up new
trainees in september of each year.

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Ulfhednir kan som gruppe være behjælpelige
på mange måder. Selv om vores primære formål
og interesse er generel kulturformidling, er vi
efterhånden også øvede i at træde til ved både
film- og fotooptagelser.

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The Mindset of Fighting

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– eller ”man kan også kæmpe for blødt”

Årsagen til denne artikel er, at jeg gerne vil diskutere nogle af vores uskrevne regler og forståelse af sikkerhed. I vikingekamp slås vi med stålvåben der vejer ca. 1000 gram. Når man slås med disse våben må man forvente en vis smerte forbundet med legen. I vores system er der ikke nogle dommere, så derfor er det op til ens personlige ære at overholde reglerne. Jeg mener, det er vigtigt at træning foregår med så lidt diskussion så muligt. Det skaber dårlig stemning i salen, hvis der bliver diskuteret og mumlet for meget i krogene. Hvis man – i en ordentlig tone – tager uoverensstemmelser når kampen er endt, kan det meste løses. Vi bør opføre os som krigere og konfrontere vores problemer på denne måde.  Read More

Mental Preparation for Battle

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You can mentally prepare yourself for every situation. A suggestion could be your own training or the Moesgaard battlefield. The system is the same. In my example I will use Moesgaard because it is easier for me to relate to. Before and after your training, you sit down with your back straight, a lifted chin, arms down along your sides and breathe slowly and deeply.

Close your eyes.
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Living history

What is “Reenactment”, or “Living History”? In short, it could be described as a cross-over between experimental archeology and drama.

Through the last decades, we have seen a steadily growing interest in recreating the crafts of the past. Some of these has become ever more obscure, as technology has become a still more important part of production. Some has not only become obscure, but has utterly vanished. As an example… The ability to carve stone as it was done in the stone-age, no-one today is capable of getting even close to the skill-level demonstrated by the craftsmen back then

So, our curiousity is aroused. And, regarding certain people, a desire to attempt to recreate these old or lost skills.

The skills we specificly are working with, are the use of the weapons from the Viking-period. How to fight duels, schirmishes or regular battles. Vi participate, and have participated, in fights with everything from 2 to 1000 participants. We assume the role of men and women bearing arms in the Viking-period. But this does not make it living history. Therefore we also dress in clothing of the past, use their tools, equipment and jewellery. Some we manufacture ourselfs, some we buy and some barter.

And by not only wearing it, but also work in it, and work with it, fight in it and manufacture other things with it, we obtain an incredible ammount of knowledge, about what is practical, what is possible and what is impossible. Thus we attempt to recreate the past… to create a “Living History”.

To what purpose, then? In short, three things: First, and most important, to satisfy our own curiousity. To gain knowledge and skills.

Second, to meet other people with the same or similar interests. This we do everywhere in and outside of Denmark. Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Great Britain, Eire, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland and Russia all have a large and ever-growing community, consisting of people who share an interest in, and understanding of the life-style of the past.

Third, to pass on the knowledge and understanding we have obtained to other people. To those who themselfs feel tempted to involve them self in reenactment, but certainly also to those who just want to know more about the Vikings, and the time they lived in.