Viking "slash and hack"

Unlike Hollywood's version of sword fighting, based on fencing, the true Viking fighting style was close in and vigorous. In a short video posted on the Discovery website, a father and son team of professional fight choreographers shows how it was really done.

The "slash and hack" style used in the video is explained by Kelly Longbow who demonstrates "the body movements, dexterity and strategy behind sword fighting" Viking-style.