Academy instructors teach balance, strength and Viking wrestling.

                   Academy Instructors Andreas Sørensen and Tyr Neilsen took time out to teach balance, strength and Viking wrestling principles in Drammen.       Photo: B. Wemundstad

                   Academy Instructors Andreas Sørensen and Tyr Neilsen took time out to teach balance, strength and Viking wrestling principles in Drammen.       Photo: B. Wemundstad

Former top Norwegian sports athlete in spear throwing and handball, Anette Skistad, holds weekly training for people who have difficulty getting back into shape, including some who have physical or psychological problems. To help get people going and build condition, Anette has training indoors, as well as taking the group hiking out in nature. 

Anette took contact with 3 x Norwegian Glima Champion Andreas Sørensen, and asked if he could demonstrate glima for her group, and maybe get the group to do a little Viking wrestling. Andreas and Tyr Neilsen tought the group basic balance, strength and Viking wrestling principles, and after a short time, short, thin women were able to lift tall heavy men by using the correct grips.

There was much laughter and sweat, as Anette and the group learned how effective glima principles were to implement. Glima training was challenging and fun, and the group have invited Andreas and Tyr back for more glima.   

Edited Article by Bente Wemundstad: http://www.byavisadrammen.no/utgaver/320-2016/#16/z