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 the Academy of Viking Martial Arts, asked if they could demonstrate glima for her group, and maybe get the group to do a little Viking wrestling. 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 Tyr back for more glima.
Edited Article by Bente Wemundstad: http://www.byavisadrammen.no/utgaver/320-2016/#16/z