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For the location in Ekerö Municipality, Sweden, see Stav, Sweden.
Focus Weaponry
Country of origin Norway Norway
Olympic sport No

Stav is a tradition consisting of elements of Norse religion and a martial art taught by Ivar Hafskjold. It uses runes and Norse Mythology in its teaching based on folklore preserved in his family.123

Stav resembles T'ai chi, with the student beginning with ritualized stances resembling the sixteen runes of the Younger Futhark.45


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  2. ^ Häggkvist, Carolina (April 19, 2005). "Stav - en livsstil" [Stav - a lifestyle]. Folkbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved February 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ Nilsen, Thomas (December 7, 2001). "Stav - vikingenes "budosystem"" [Stav - The Vikings "System of Budo"]. Svart belte (in Norwegian). Retrieved February 17, 2010. dead link
  4. ^ Jacobsen Turner, David (April 17–24, 2008). "Vikingernes tai chi" [The Tai Chi of the Vikings]. Weekend avisen (in Danish). Retrieved February 17, 2010. 
  5. ^ Hafskjold, Ivar (July 1, 2009), The Heimbu Curriculum, retrieved February 17, 2010 

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