In this video, you'll see Mr. Intensity enjoying his sword and shield. The shield is attached to his body with a long strip of white cloth. I've been making curtains for a friend - you'll see them at the end of the video, drapped over the chair.
The white block-like objects are foam that came in a package. He cut them into small pieces and began to "whap" them with his sword...until he realized I was capturing it on camera.