“Everything is shaped by the environment. The environment creates the character. Different environmental demands form different characteristics. In calm weather these characters may be hidden, but in a storm they are revealed.”
Combat Glima is the form of Free-grip glima (løse-tak in Norwegian and Lausatok in Old Norse) used for self defense and combat, and was the basis for the Viking fighting expertise.
Glima as a self-defense system contains throws, blows, kicks, chokes, locks, pain techniques and weapon techniques, and is comparable with the best complete martial arts systems from around the world.