Glima is the name of the Scandinavian martial arts system used by the Vikings over 1,200 years ago. The word glíma in Old Norse means glimpse or flash, which describes the systems
Glima as a self-defence system contains throws, blows, kicks, chokes, locks, pain techniques and weapon techniques, and is comparable with the best complete martial arts systems from
around the world. Glima as self-defence was the foundation for the Viking warrior, and these techniques are still practiced in Scandinavia, Europe, North America and South America.
Glima as a sport covers several types of Scandinavian folk wrestling: Brokartök, Hryggspenna, and Lausatök.