Qajaq Rolls is dedicated to passing on the traditional art of Greenland style kayak (qajaq) rolling. Greenland style kayak rolling can be a relaxing, yoga-like exercise. Rolling is also a tremendously valuable self-rescue technique, and should be the go-to recovery for any serious kayaker. Greenland kayak rolls are steeped in the history of the Inuit people, whose very survival depended upon their ability to roll up and recover while hunting. This website is constantly evolving with video, diagrams and instruction to help people develop their kayak (and qajaq) rolling skills. In addition to this website I offer group and one-on-one training sessions to help people develop their first or their thirtieth roll.
A good friend of mine, James Manke, recently traveled to Japan where he to took part in a Qajaq rolling event (GUTS) organized by Qajaq Japan. On his return he wrote about the use of the word "boat" being offensive to the Inuit that he met. He was to[...]
At last the ice has melted and we are back afloat in Minnesota. Last week we were still getting frost warnings and today we are heading to the mid 90â€™s Fahrenheit. We already had to cancel our first scheduled rolling clinic. The ice went out on the l[...]
A great artist does not necessarily a great businessman make. I regularly gripe at Ron at Novorca about his lack of attention to marketing. The carbon fiber Greenland paddle market place has become more competitive in recent years with at least seven[...]