Rules for Viking Løse-tak Glima competitions
Loose-grip Glima (Free-Grip glima)
• The contest is started when both athletes take the Handsal hand-shake.
• In the competition form of Loose-grip (Free-grip) glima, the athlete who manages to make his/her opponent fall to the ground and remain standing, or is the first athlete up on their feet and out of reach, wins.
• In the old Viking Age rules, 3 drops to the knee was enough to win the game, if a full throw could not be implemented.
• A throw is counted as any part of the body above the knee or elbow touches the ground.
• Brøderfall is when both fall at the same time. No win is counted with brøderfall. The win is counted with the first contestant standing and cannot be taken down by the opponent on the floor.
• If you are thrown, don't fall, go after the legs of your opponent. There are many techniques and angles of attack you can use from the ground, including inflicting pain from the ground.
• A competitor can win from the ground by keeping hold of their opponent, forcing them to the ground, then standing up and getting away first.
• The winner is the competitor standing whilst the other competitor is on the ground.
• It is not allowed to strike with fist or head.
• When in doubt, the judge's assessment is final.
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