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Viking laws

Postby captaintau » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:03 pm | #1

I'm back from Norway. I have to say that the Fjords are without doubt the most beautiful places on Earth I've ever seen. My blood pressure and stress levels are lower than ever. The downside is my expanded wasteline!

Onto topic, the Viking Laws grabbed my attention. Now the cynic in me wonders if these have been created purely for the tourists and I've actually bought a book on Viking history to better understand them. Regardless, I feel there are some genuinely useful and insightful with this that are directly applicable to 21st century Martial Arts


-- Be brave and aggressive
- Be direct
- Grab all opportunities
- Use varying methods of attack
- Be versatile and agile
- Attack one target at a time
- Don't plan everything in detail
- Use top quality weaons



-- Be prepared
- Keep weapons in good conditions
- Keep in shape
- Find good battle comrades
- Agree with important points
- Choose one chief


-- Be a good merchant
- Find out what the market needs
- Don't promise what you can't keep
- Don't demand overpayment
- Arrange things so that you can return


-- Keep the camp in order
- Keep things tidy and organised
- Arrange enjoyable activities which strengthen the group
- Make sure everybody does useful work
- Consult all members of the group for advice.
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Re: Viking laws

Postby Fluffy_the_happy_lobster » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:43 pm | #2

Nothing about dragons?
Postatem obscuri lateris nescitis!

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Re: Viking laws

Postby captaintau » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:35 pm | #3

Yeah I had to take the Mrs with me.
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Re: Viking laws

Postby thauma » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:18 am | #4

captaintau wrote:Yeah I had to take the Mrs with me.

Someone had to keep you out of trouble  :D

Besides, if you had found  a dragon  :o:  you would have had to run faster than the dragon,
however with SWMBO beside you, then you would only need to run faster than her  :headbang:
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