Zurkhaneh, Iran traditional sport

By: Surfing PersiaPublished: 1 year ago


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Zurkhaneh is a Persian type of sports club where athletes undergo rigorous regiment training under the direction of masters known Morshed. The term Zoorkhaneh which means “House of Strength” refers to the place of Iran traditional exercises. The Zurkhaneh ritual is lead by a musician who chants sacred poetry while keeping time on a drum and ringing bells to mark the beginning of different sections of exercises. It is not many places in the world where one can see this Iranian sport at close quarter. Zoorkhaneh is perhaps among the oldest extant martial arts in the world which is a joy of effort, house of strength, generosity and chivalries spirit and love of country combined with Iranian art and literature. This sport with the thousands years of history has played a great role in empowering the mental and physical health aspects of the people.

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