Hurstwic Viking Combat
Hurstwic traveled to Iceland in 2016 to shoot our new film, The Final Battle of Grettir the Strong. We traveled to the island of Drangey, where Grettir and his brother Illugi lived the last few years of their life. We built a Viking-age turf house on the site, a short distance from the ruins of Grettir's actual house. And then, as the saga describes, Þorbjörn öngull and his men tore the house to pieces to get inside to kill Grettir and Illugi while the cameras rolled. The film is now available on DVD from Hurstwic, Amazon, and others, or watch it right now on Vimeo on Demand. A picture album of our adventure is here on the Hurstwic site, and a video showing how we built a Viking-age turf house for our film is here on YouTube, and a preview of the film is here.


Practice and learn the fighting moves of the Vikings in our regular training sessions, or in our occasional workshops and classes, taught at the Hurstwic training facility in Millbury, MA, USA. Learn more and join us in our practice.

All Things Viking

Hurstwic's interests include all things Vikings, and we offer other opportunities to learn and to grow, including the Hurstwic Podcast, the Hurstwic Heathen Study Group, and the Hurstwic Old Norse Language Boot Camp, and other formal and informal group learning experiences from time to time.

Viking-age History, Culture, and Society

Learn more about Viking-age topics using on-line articles and other documents created by Hurstwic. Whether you are a scholar, a student, or just have a casual curiosity about Vikings, we think you'll find something of interest here.

Training Materials

Use our training materials in your own training, including the Hurstwic® Viking Combat Training series of DVDs, along with other Hurstwic books and DVDs. Learn more, watch a preview, and buy them now from Hurstwic, LLC, or from Amazon and other vendors. And be sure to wear your official Hurstwic t-shirt while training or while watching the DVDs!

The Saga of Hurstwic

Read our story about Hurstwic came to be: the Saga of Hurstwic.

Affiliate and Study Group Programs

We offer programs so that your school, club, or group can use the Hurstwic® Viking Combat Training system for your training, even if you are located far from our home base. Learn more and become an affiliate or a study group.

The Hurstwic® Viking Combat Training system is a new approach to researching and teaching historical martial arts. We use a series of drills, exercises, and games to teach martial fundamentals to novices, and then use expanded versions of these exercises to research and build our knowledge of Viking fighting moves. The work is physically vigorous, mentally challenging, and fun.