The Academy of Viking Martial Arts has been integral in making Glima a recognised modern sport by working with the Norwegian Glima Association in the Norwegian Glima Championship since 2012.
Sport glima - the ancient traditional folk wrestling from Norway and Scandinavia, can be traced back to the Viking Age. Through the work of the Academy, there has been weekly training in glima since 2009. This has led to a group of athletetes who have dominated this sport in Norway.
For several years, students of the Academy have won the Norwegian Glima Championship, the Junior Norwegian Glima Championship, and the Open Glima Championship.
Below is a list over Norwegian Glima Champions and the years they won:
Roger Olav Stalheim, Norwegian Glima Champion 2009 and 2010.
Andreas Sørensen, Norwegian Glima Champion 2011, 2012 and 2013. (Undefeated in competition).
John Harald Foss Fjeldbu, Norwegian Glima Champion 2014.
Mats Rolfsen, Norwegian Glima Champion 2015.
Bjørn Arild Braathen, Junior Norwegian Glima Champion 2013, 2014, 2015.