Important statement

glima

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.


Lars Magnar Enoksen (left) and Jarmo Majorin (right) demonstrating the upright position of Combat Glima in a friendly sparring.

Authorized Instructors

Lars Magnar Enoksen (b. 1960)
Swedish/Norwegian ancestry.
Level of excellence:
5th level (Master) of Sports Glima
5th level (Master) of Combat Glima.
Authorization: Lars Magnar Enoksen is the Chief Instructor of the Viking Glima Federation.

Jarmo Majorin (b. 1956)
Finnish ancestry.
Level of excellence:
4th level (Experienced) of Sports Glima;
4th level (Experienced) of Combat Glima.
Authorization: Jarmo Majorin is the Senior Referee of the Viking Glima Federation.

Lárus Kjartansson (b. 1978)
Icelandic ancestry.
Level of excellence:
5th level (Master) of Sports Glima.
2nd level (Teacher) of Combat Glima.
Authorization: Lárus Kjartansson is Senior Instructor in Iceland.

Terje Berg (b. 1961)
Norwegian ancestry.
Level of excellence:
3rd level (Experienced) of Sports Glima;
3rd level (Experienced) of Combat Glima.
Authorization: Terje Berg is Senior Instructor in Norway.

Ingmar Castell (b. 1968)
Swedish ancestry.
Level of excellence:
3rd level (Experienced) of Sports Glima.
2nd level (Teacher) of Combat Glima.
Authorization: Ingmar Castell is Senior Instructor in Sweden.

Tyr Neilsen (b. 1959)
Scottish/Irish ancestry.
Level of excellence:
2nd level (Teacher) of Sports Glima.
2nd level (Teacher) of Combat Glima.
Authorization: Tyr Nielsen is Senior Instructor in Norway.

Glenn Jarle Jordheim (b. 1965)
Norwegian ancestry.
Level of excellence:
2nd level (Teacher) of Sports Glima.
2nd level (Teacher) of Combat Glima.
Authorization: Glenn Jarle Jordheim is Senior Instructor in Norway.

Danny Hoskins

Danny J. Hoskins (b. 1971)
English, Native American and Spanish ancestry.
Level of excellence:
1st level (Fighter) of Sports Glima.
2nd level (Teacher) of Combat Glima.
Authorization: Danny J. Hoskins is Senior Instructor in the United States of America.