Stav is a martial art taught by Norwegian Ivar Hafskjold. It uses runes and Norse mythology, being taught on the basis of the oral tradition that he claims to have been preserved
in his family.
During the 1990s, Ivar Hafskjold took four apprentices personal and students; Shaun Brassfield-Thorpe, Kolbjørn Märtens, David Watkinson and Graham Butcher. All contemporary teachers Stav
come from the line of direct teaching of Ivar Hafskjold and / or one of its first four students, each of which is recognized as a master.
Stav reminds T'ai chi, with students beginning with positions similar to the ritualized sixteen runes of the Younger Futhark.