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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.
This category contains links related to oilwrestling, mainly Yagli G├╝res and/or Edirne Kirkpinar oil wrestling (Turkish oilwrestling).
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