Important statement


The official statement by the
Viking Glima Federation

In the last twenty years Lars Magnar Enoksen has worked closely with the five masters of Glima in order to set the standards needed to become an instructor or a master of Glima.

These standards proclaim that Glima is an old martial art with strong traditions of the North, and mastery can only be acquired from the recognized masters of the art.

Those, who practice Glima are considered to be the guardians of an unbroken tradition which can be traced back to Viking age Scandinavia, and they are very proud of this fact.

Only those who are awarded the official certificate signed and approved by the Viking Glima Federation and its masters are regarded as authorized instructors in this art.

The certificate of Viking Glima Federation clearly states the level of the instructors and which style/styles of Glima they are practicing.


The authorized instructors of the Viking Glima Federation teaches all styles of Glima.

The level of the teachings is up to the instructor to decide after a personal consultation with the aspiring or the experienced martial artist.

The concept provided by the Viking Glima Federation teaches the fighting techniques and the combat philosophy of Glima as it has been done in unbroken traditions since the age of the Vikings.

The warrior philosophy of the Vikings is an integrated part of all the teachings in Glima.