Glima, which translates into "The Game of Joy" is over 1000 years old and was brought to Iceland by the Vikings. In the modern day, Formal Glima is characterized by 4 key points and 8 basic tricks (bragd) using the legs, hips, and feet to throw. [Source: Excerpts from "The Gripping History of Glima", Journal of Western Martial Art, 1999, Pete Kautz.
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The Gripping History of Glima
Offers information on the history of this long standing art created by the Vikings. Includes information on the modern form, including key points and basic tricks. Article in The Journal of Western Martial Art by Pete Kautz.
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