Hello, and Welcome
Welcome and thank you for your interest in Glima. This is an exciting time in the development of this unique and rare martial from from Scandinavia, which has been missing from the shores of the British Isles for almost 1000 years.
I am both honored and lucky to be able to study under one of the few master who have a direct lineage of verbally taught Scandinavian martial arts, and it is my wish to ensure that this knowledge does not end with me, My goal in forming the WSGA is to share this most amazing art, philosophy, and lifestyle with all my students.
Bio and Martial Arts History
Steven Scott was born in the town of Kilwinning, in Ayrshire, Scotland, and began his martial arts journey and training in 1980 when he started to study Judo at age 8.
After four years he moved away from Judo practice to begin training in Shukokai Karate in 1984. He maintained his studies for over 16 years in traditional Shukokai. During this period he attained the rank of 1st Dan Karate in 1992, 2nd Dan Karate in 1995, and 3rd Dan karate in 1999, and taught Karate in Ayrshire and Glasgow from 1988 until 2001.
It was in 1991 that Steven first stepped onto the training mat in an Aikido Dojo and was immediately hooked by the principles, philosophy, and complexity of the art. In 2001 he took the decision to move away from his teaching of Karate to focus fully on the practice of Aikido, but has maintained his Karate training to this day, He has also continued to study Aikido diligently, eventually attaining the rank of 1st Dan in 1998, 2nd Dan in 2001, and 3rd Dan in 2007 under the watchful eyes of the late Sensei Hayden Foster of The Hut dojo in London and the Institute of Aikido.
In 2019, Steven brought all his combined martial arts knowledge together when he studied the traditional methods and verbal instruction in both Sport and Combat Glima, and was graded to Instructor level by Master Tyr Neilson of the Academiet Viking Kampkunst (Academy of Viking Martial Arts) in Norway.
Steven is continuing his study under Master Tyr, and is working on developing the techniques, skills, and unarmed and weapons movements unique to traditional Glima.