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The second style involves much more armor and different training. Refer to the national combat standard used by The Vikings-UK in the links above. Live steel combatants must be 18 years of age. Other forms of combat are available to those under the age limit, such as using wooden wasters, shini (Japanese bamboo practice swords, not public demo's) or boffers for the very young. Only period accurate weapons and skill will be used in public events. As you acquire training and skills, your instructor will provide you with a list of "must have" items so you may participate.
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