Traditional Style Kayaking

One of the reasons I have such a passion for kayaking is the history behind it. What we consider a sport was a way of life for native populations in the arctic regions for centuries. There is so much to write on the subject and I hope to get to it in the future. If there is a reader that would like to help develop this page and links please e-mail me at

Since Greenland Style kayaking is technically referring to Greenland and the areas close by the word "Traditional" encompasses all of the original styles of kayaking. The Aleuts have techniques that are different from Greenland techniques so we will have this page as the jumping off point to any and all traditional kayaking styles.


Greenland Style Kayaking

If you want to get involved with Greenland Rolling or learning the art of Greenland Ropes Gymnastics visit the USK Store and get the following DVD's :

Greenland Rolling with Maligiaq & Dubside Part 1

Greenland Rolling with Maligiaq & Dubside Part 2

Greenland Rolling with Dubside Volume 1

QAJAASAARNEQ-Greenland Low Ropes Gymnastics


Links of interest:

Qajaq USA/Qaannat Kattuffiat Web Site

Shaman Kayaks

Skin Boat School

South Sound Traditional Inuit Kayak Symposium








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