GLIMA - THE MARTIAL ART of the VIKINGS
Weekly training, indoors and outdoors, all year round
SPORT GLIMA - Training
Sports Glima training at Stenseth school Krokstadelva
18:00 - 19:00 New beginner and intermediate training
19:00 - 20:00 Advanced training
COMBAT GLIMA - Training
Løse-tak Combat Glima training outdoors - at Årbogen Sports Park, Krokstadelva
17.30 - 19:00 Beginner, intermediate and advanced training
COMBAT GLIMA - Weapon Training
Combat Glima weapon training - outdoors Årbogen Sports Park, Krokstadelva
18:00 - 19:00 Intermediate and advanced training
Barn / Ungdom (10 - 14 ) 190,- per måned Ungdom (15 - 17 ) 250,- per måned Voksne (17 år og eldre) 350,- per måned Familie 500,- per måned
Want to learn Glima ?
The Academy of Viking Martial Arts holds training in Sport Glima, Combat Glima, Combat Glima with modern weapons and Historical Viking Weapons.
This involves teaching the basic sport glima techniques, foundation combat glima techniques and glima self-defense. Basic techniques include throwing, falling, attack and defense with and without weapons.
This training builds strength, endurance, stamina, flexibilty, confidence, self respect for yourself and others and self-reliance.
We have weekly beginner, intermediate and advanced classes. We take in beginners throughout the year and new students don't needs experience or to be in good shape to start. As long as you come to training, our students quickly get in good shape as they learn the martial arts of the Vikings.
There is a 2 week free training in which to find out if this is for you.
We are proud to have a fantastic indoor and outdoor training environment for all, and we are the most merited glima club in Norway with several Norwegian Sport Glima Championship medal winners to our credit.
Note: This is not Viking Reenactment or Viking show fighting, this is the Viking martial art of Glima.
Phone: +47 91848313
Address: Fjellheimveien 12, 3055 Krokstadelva, Buskerud, Norway.
Combat Glima and Sport Glima Senior Instructor
Tyr Neilsen is the only master of armed and unarmed glima. He is senior instructor for the Academy of Viking Martial Arts and the Norwegian Glima Association.
Tyr is experienced in many martial arts styles and has taught various types of martial arts since 1980, in Europe, Norway and USA, and has been teaching armed and unarmed Glima since the early 1990's.
Tyr has trained with many world famous martial arts masters in England, France and the USA. He has trained Jeet Kune Do, Kali, and Escrima with Guro Dan Inosanto, Wing Chun Kung Fu with Sifu Nino Bernado, Savate with Professeur Salem Assli, Grappling with legend Larry Hartsell, and Shotokan Karate with Terry O'Neill (voted by Black Belt Magazine as "deadliest fighter on the planet").
Tyr started his martial arts training with Ju Jitsu in 1973, and from 2011 he has been senior instructor for Drammen Ju Jitsu Club, a member of Ju Jitsu Norway.
Tyr was first introduced to Viking swordfighting in the late 1970's in England. In 1989 he moved to Norway and began his training in glima with the master of balance, Odd Svendsen. Since the early 1990's, Tyr has been teaching armed and unarmed glima.
In 2005 Tyr was co-founder of the Viking Hærkamp group Víkvarir and was Sverdkamp instructor there until he left in 2007.
Tyr has participated in many of the largest steel weapon re-enactments in Europe, including the Battle of Hastings. He is the only Norwegian to have taken part in the Viking/Slav battle in Wolin, Poland. This is an annual event where over 500 Viking/Slav warriors have a 'real' Viking battle with hard hits from the weapons.
Tyr has unique knowledge of Viking history, culture, philosophy, mythology. For a whole yearin 2011, Tyr trained and lived as a Viking, including traveling over 15 thousand miles, to 9 countries in Europe and Scandinavia to document the Viking Martial Arts, and how it is to live like a Viking.
In 2013 Tyr traveled to Iceland and had exclusive time with the original Hávamál manuscript from the year 1270, for the book he co-wrote: Viking Wisdom - HÁVAMÁL - the Sayings of Odin.
In 2015 Tyr and Academy instructor Andreas Sørensen were the first Norwegians to be invited to Jorvik, Europe's largest Viking festival, to demonstrate Glima - The Martial Art system of the Vikings.
Tyr is President of the Norwegian Glima Association, and since 2012 has been responsible for arranging the Norwegian Glima Championship.
Lars Egil Gulbrandsen
First Level Sport Glima and Combat Glima Instructor
Lars Egil Gulbrandsen is a first level instructor for Sport Glima and Combat Glima at the Academy of Viking Martial Arts.
Lars has a blue belt in sport glima, blue belt in combat glima, and first level in Historical Viking Weapons. He also has several years of martial arts training, with a green belt in Ju Jitsu.
Lars has been assisting in AVK glima demonstrations and instructing basic glima since 2014.
First level Sport Glima instructor
Bjørn Arild Braathen is an first level instructor for sport glima at the Academy of Viking Martial Arts and is 3 time Norwegian Junior Løse-tak Glima Champion – 2013, 2014, 2015.
At 17, Bjørn took bronze at the 2016 Norwegian Glima Championship.
At 18, Bjørn ( a lightweight) won the heavyweight division at the 2017 Gudvangen Glima Championship.
At 18 Bjørn also won the gold medal at the 2017 Norwegian Glima Championship (-80 kg division) and silver medal in the open class.
Bjørn is currently a third year student at Rosthaug Videregående Skole specializing in sports. Bjørn has Glíma as his main subject, and by doing this he has managed to get the ancient Scandinavian martial art into the Norwegian school system.
Bjørn has a blue belt in sport glima and blue belt in combat glima, as well as several years of other martial arts training with green belt in Tae Kwon Do. He has been assisting in AVK glima demonstrations and seminars since 2014.
COMBAT GLIMA TRAINING GEAR
Hunting was an essential part of life for our ancestors. The Norsemen were great hunters, and for them, the hunt was both a practical and spiritual endeavor. For hunting and combat training, Norsemen and Vikings used specialized clothing that would withstand the weather and the wear and tear of use in rough terrain.
Modern Norwegians also have specialized clothing for hunting and training. This clothing is called either 'Jaktklær' meaning hunting clothing, or ‘Skogsklær’ which simply means forest clothing. Just as our ancestors did, we use skogsklær for Combat Glima training. It is practical and tough, and exactly what we need for year round outdoor training.
SPORT GLIMA TRAINING GEAR