“Learn ‘Glima’ And Protect Yourself Against Hold-Ups” (1923)

  • Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 10th December 2015
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Icelandic glima wrestler and showman Johannes Josefsson enjoyed great success touring throughout Europe and the United States during the early 20th century, including a stint with the Barnum and Bailey Circus. Josefsson’s performances included challenge matches and exhibitions of traditional glima belt-wrestling as well as theatrical self-defence demonstrations.

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